Mr. Viney Sawhney

Professor, Harvard University

Course Name: 
How to Navigate the Venture Capital and Private Equity Landscape
Topics to be covered: 
  • Gain comprehensive insights into venture capital and private equity markets, learning from Professor Viney Sawhney's extensive experience in finance and investment banking.
  • Explore the dynamics of project finance and investment banking, understanding the intricacies of funding early-stage and middle-market companies.
  • Learn about strategic advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, and cross-border transactions in various industry sectors including energy, industrial, consumer, healthcare, and technology.
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities in emerging markets, with a focus on Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, drawing from Professor Sawhney's successful ventures in these regions.

Professor Viney Sawhney brings over 25 years of solid investment and commercial banking expertise to Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, where he teaches courses on Private Equity, Venture Capital, Investment Banking, and Project Finance.

As President of Boston National Capital Partners, Professor Sawhney leads a specialty investment banking firm focused on providing debt and equity private placement, project financing, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic advisory services to domestic and international companies.

With a diverse background that includes senior executive positions at Citibank, Transcontinental Energy Company, Inc., and the National Bank of Bahrain, Professor Sawhney has a wealth of experience in corporate finance, strategic planning, and investment management.

Professor Sawhney has successfully launched and managed several ventures, including a publicly-quoted financial services company in India and a development bank in Bahrain dedicated to supporting small and medium-sized businesses.

Educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Professor Sawhney holds a Master of Science in Management degree from the Sloan School of Management. He is a frequent speaker at international forums and a mentor to multiple startups, leveraging his extensive network and expertise to help founders scale their businesses and forge deep relationships with industry leaders.

Associated Universities

Harvard University | Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Successfully launched and exited a publicly-quoted financial services company in Mumbai, India, with over 9,000 shareholders.
  • Established and managed a development bank in Bahrain dedicated to supporting small and medium-sized businesses, contributing to economic growth and sustainability in the region.
  • Founded Transcontinental Energy Company, Inc., a project financing boutique specializing in the energy sector, and assembled a record workload of over $2.2 billion in just two years.
  • Concluded over a dozen strategic alliances and joint ventures for mega projects in partnership with leading energy firms across diverse overseas locations.