Vinayak Mahbubani joined The Afara Initiative in July 2021 as Chief of Staff. Having built his career in investment banking, he joins our team to drive and support key strategic initiatives, including a specific focus on our for-profit endeavours around funding transitions and investing in ventures that accelerate our work.
At Deutsche Bank, he was part of the Europe Prime Finance desk responsible for carrying out risk and pricing analysis for hedge fund clients. More recently, he worked with DC Advisory India, advising clients on fundraising and M&A transactions in the Technology (Education, Logistics, Marketplace) and Industrials group.
Vinayak holds an M.Sc in Economics and a minor in Mathematics, and he has successfully passed all three levels of the CFA examinations. He served as President for AIESEC in IIT Kharagpur (India) in 2016 and has served in a consulting capacity to various non-profits across India.