Rajiv Viswanathan

Biography:

Rajiv is the Chief Executive Officer of Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), a Commonwealth agency that works with Indigenous Australians to create wealth, employment and other opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. IBA makes strategic commercial investments alongside Indigenous organisations, provides finance, advice and support to Indigenous entrepreneurs for business development and assists Indigenous families into home ownership.

Rajiv previously worked with the Macquarie Group in both Sydney and New York, where he held various roles in business development and risk management. Before joining Macquarie Group, he worked as a corporate lawyer in London and Sydney. He has extensive experience across a range of commercial transactions, including establishing new businesses, acquisitions, joint ventures, investment funds and capital raising.

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. Rajiv joined the Bangarra Board in December 2014 and Chairs the Audit & Risk Committee.