Rajiv’s background in financial services led to his desire to participate in the provision of affordable financing and democratisation of financial literacy for African businesses.
After a career in Strategy Consulting at Accenture and Corporate Finance at Goldman Sachs (where he spent 3 years advising Sub-Saharan African businesses on corporate restructuring, capital raising, private equity exits, IPOs, acquisitions and divestitures ranging from $200m to $2.1bn), Rajiv joined the World Bank in Kenya where he worked with the public and private financial sector on access to affordable financial services, especially for SMEs. Rajiv engaged with the East African start-up ecosystem and realised that his passion was deploying his technical skillset to help founders articulate their business ideas and to quantify the potential impact.
Outside of spreadsheets and PowerPoint, Rajiv has contributed to economic reports by Goldman Sachs and the World Bank and has spoken on access to finance in Africa at the annual Africa Finance & Investment Forum alongside speakers such as Ban Ki-Moon.
Rajiv completed his Bachelors of Business Science degree at the University of Cape Town and earned a Masters of Business Administration at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. During his MBA, Rajiv Chaired Oxford’s Business Forum for Africa and served as a Director for the MBA Impact Investing Network & Training.