Leadership Team

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Binoy R. V. Meghraj, Chairman

Binoy has two decades of experience in the finance industry, and is a founder of Meghraj Capital Advisors. He is the Executive Vice Chairman of Meghraj Group. He focuses on the Group’s strategy, investment banking businesses and new business initiatives. Binoy is based between Dubai and Tokyo, where he is advising large Japanese companies on their entry into India.

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Chandrashekar Iyer, Managing Director

Chandrashekar  has over two decades of experience working in the infrastructure sector. Chandrashekar’s engagement experience includes advising governments, utilities, regulators and private sector clients across 16 states in India.  Previously he worked with Reliance Industries in the Vice Chairman’s office, CRISIL Advisory Services and PwC’s Energy & Utilities Advisory Group covering power, gas and renewable energy. He has Bachelors in Engineering (Metallurgy) and Masters of Business Administration (Finance) from M.S. University, India and is also a Member of Council of Chartered Financial Analysts, India.

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Vivek Mishra, Executive Director

Vivek has over 25 years of experience in consulting, regulation and operations across the power sector including generation (conventional and renewable), transmission, distribution and material management functions; and also experience in the gas sector. He has worked with power sector utilities, electricity regulatory commissions, and advisory firms (KPMG and Mercados India) and has a thorough understanding of the issues impacting private sector investments.

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Aziz Mutvalli, Chief Financial Officer & Director

Aziz has more than three decades of experience in accounts, tax and treasury functions. He heads the Finance and Accounts team and is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He has previously worked with Pidilite and IVP.

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Rakesh Jha, Director

Rakesh has over 18 years of experience on advisory engagements in renewable energy and rural electrification. He has worked closely with national governments, utilities and key institutions in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka and Benin on policy formulation, investment promotion, financing and implementation.  Rakesh has significant experience of working with development aid agencies which include The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Department for International Development, UK, The British High Commission, Indo Canada Environment Facility and Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP). Rakesh has worked previously with PwC and TERI on renewable energy and rural electrification.

Prabhakar Vanam, Associate Director (Nairobi, Kenya)

Prabhakar has over 14 years of experience in urban development, transportation, public finance, healthcare and education sectors, international development, public financial management, revenue mobilisation, M&E, program management and business development.  His Africa experience includes working in Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Rwanda, Somalia, Ghana and Zimbabwe designing and evaluating programmes and projects for government, donors and INGO's.  He has earlier worked with IPE Global and ICF international.

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Ruchika Chawla, Associate Director

Ruchika has over 12 years of experience in energy sector reforms and regulation, energy pricing, regional energy trade, energy security, promoting renewable energy investments and assessing impact of reforms on the poor. She has worked with a wide range of clients including multilateral and bilateral donor agencies, private and public sector companies, regulators and central and state governments. Ruchika is also a Fellow with the International Visitors Leadership Program, a scholarship programme supported by United States Government. She has worked previously with KPMG, Mercados Energy Markets and TERI.

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Anand Dhavale, Associate Director

Anand Dhavale has over 15 years of experience in the power sector with a special focus on power sector reforms and policy, regulation, energy pricing, tariff reviews, private sector participation in generation and distribution and strategic business planning. He has worked with a wide range of clients including private and public sector utilities, independent regulators, multilateral donor agencies and governments. Internationally, Anand has worked in Oman and has supported the team on an engagement in Saint Lucia and Grenada. Anand has worked previously with Feedback Infra in its energy sector consultancy practice.

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Joseph Prakash, Associate Director

Joseph has over 14 years of experience in climate change (mitigation/adaptation), climate financing, low carbon growth, green sector development, energy efficiency, DSM, renewable energy, sustainability and CSR. He has worked on projects related to technical analysis, market assessment, policy research, program evaluation, policy advocacy for various IFIs, Ministries and Government Departments, NGOs and industry associations. Joseph has worked previously with Ernst & Young in India and Russia.