Dominic Mellor

@ ADB Ventures, Senior Investment Specialist | MBI Project Lead Asian Development Bank

Dominic is responsible for designing new ADB private sector operations financing products and solutions. One such initiative is the ADB Ventures that derisks, finances, and scales early-stage technology enabled solutions that contribute to the SDGs in the Asia-Pacific. Since 2015 Dominic has headed up the Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) that promotes entrepreneurship in emerging ASEAN markets. The ADB Ventures and MBI have launched corporate innovation and accelerator programs including the Vietnam Fintech Challenge as well as for agritech, travel tech, clean tech, and smart city technology solutions. These programs have leveraged ADB’s $100+ billion portfolio and extensive regional footprint to help over 100 early-stage and growth companies to reach new customers, raise funds, and expand into the Asia-Pacific.