Ravina Advani
Head of Energy Natural Resources & Renewables Coverage
BNP Paribas

Ravina Advani joined BNP Paribas in 2001 and is currently the Head of Energy Natural Resources & Renewables Coverage, where she is responsible for all client and sector activity across the Bank’s energy practice, including Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining Chemicals and Commodities. Her role also entails deepening BNP Paribas’ Sustainable Finance initiatives within the energy franchise.

Prior to assuming her current position in late 2018, Ravina was part of the Bank’s Power, Infrastructure & Project Finance North America team, where she was responsible for originating, structuring and executing financings across various asset classes including power (thermal and renewables) oil & gas (LNG, pipelines, petrochemical facilities), transportation (ports, airports) and social accommodation. In 2007, she spent 6 months in Paris supporting the EMEA Project Finance team. Ravina has extensive experience with both domestic and international financings and has played lead roles on several of the bank's prominent arranging/advisory mandates in the bank, private placement, bond and institutional loan markets.

Before joining BNP Paribas, Ravina worked at Orion Power Holdings, a power generation company, assisting with the company's trading and marketing efforts.

Ravina holds a BBA from the College of William and Mary with a concentration in Finance and a minor in French and an MBA from Columbia Business School. In 2019, she received Positive Impact Business certification from the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Finance.