Mr Viswanathan joined IBA in February 2012 from the Macquarie Group, where he held various roles in business development and risk management, most recently in New York. Before joining Macquarie Group, he worked as a corporate lawyer in London and Sydney with Slaughter and May and Allens Arthur Robinson. He has experience in a range of commercial transactions including establishing new businesses, acquisitions, joint ventures, establishing and structuring investment funds and capital raising.
Rajiv is head of the Investments team at IBA, which makes strategic investments with a view to creating wealth, employment and other opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
Rajiv has a longstanding interest in working for better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including pro bono policy and advocacy work with key community organisations. He is currently a non-executive director of Bangarra Dance Theatre, a leading Indigenous performing arts company, and chairs its audit and risk committee. Whilst at IBA, Rajiv has led a range of investment activity, including the formulation of IBA’s strategic asset allocation for its investment portfolio, and more specifically IBA’s asset allocation for its investment into the Indigenous Prosperity Funds. Rajiv led the team responsible for the establishment of the the I-REIT.
Rajiv holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Technology Sydney, and is admitted to practice in NSW and England & Wales.