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Hasnen Varawalla

Co-Head of Banking, Absa Group Limited

Hasnen Varawalla is the Co-Head of Banking for Absa based in Johannesburg in which capacity he oversees the corporate finance, capital markets and M&A businesses. 

He has over 20 years of investment banking experience spanning Africa, Asia and Emerging Europe having advised on over 100 capital markets and advisory assignments. 

Prior to joining Absa he was the Deputy Head of Investment Banking at Renaissance Capital building their pan-emerging markets investment banking business and at Credit Suisse. He also has been the Co-Chairman of the USD 630 mn Macquarie Renaissance Infrastructure Fund. 

He started his career as part of the Tata Administrative Service. He has B. Tech. from The Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, PGDM from The Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and an MBA from The International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland.