Dazzle Bhujwala, President
Dazzle Bhujwala is focused on connecting institutional and private capital with opportunities to address climate change, the need for energy revolution and technological disruption. A former Director at UBS, his forte is building businesses and developing strategic relationships. With 15 years of global investment advisory experience at leading international banks, he has held leadership roles while managing an investment portfolio of over US$1 billion.
Dazzle is pursuing a Masters in Sustainability Management at Columbia University. His specialization in Sustainable Investing and Energy Markets, reflects in his work through constant engagement with multi-stakeholders to promote financial, technical and policy-based solutions for responsible and inclusive growth. Dazzle also holds an MBA from Gujarat University, India.
He has lived and worked in Asia, Middle East and America. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Dazzle has served as Vice President of the Managing Committee for Indian School Muscat, the largest Indian school in the Middle East with over 9,000 students. He is a passionate chess player and enjoys exploring countries and cultures with his family.
Donald Wissell, Vice President
Donald Wissell is a student in the M.S. Sustainability Management Program at Columbia University and has 18+ years of financial services buy side and sell side experience. Currently he is working for Bloomberg L.P. in the Enterprise Solutions Group and looking to apply his financial services background toward the field of Sustainability. Some of Don’s previous positions are; Head of Adjustable Rate Mortgage Trading for Bank of America; Senior Trader and Managing Director for Bear Stearns; and Head of Short Term Trading for BlackRock Financial Management. Don is a candidate for a M.S in Sustainability Management from Columbia University and holds a B.S. from Fordham University.
Ava Song, Secretary
Ava Song is currently a full time student at the Master of Sustainability Management program at Columbia. Prior to that, she was a director at Barclays’ mortgage back security trading desk. Besides mortgage bonds, she also traded US treasuries, FX, EM and commodities during her 10- year work life at Barclays. She holds Bachelor of Math and Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of Waterloo in Canada, and an EMBA equivalent from the Harvard Business School. She is also an active angel investor and has invested in over a dozen startup companies in various industries.