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. Previously he worked with Reliance Industries in their Strategic Planning Group in the Vice Chairman’s office, CRISIL Advisory Services and PwC’s Energy & Utilities Advisory Group covering power, gas and renewable energy. Chandrashekar’s engagement experience consists of advising governments, utilities, regulators and private sector clients across 16 states in 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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Dr. Soumen Bagchi, Director

Soumen is an urban sector reforms and governance specialist with over 20 years of research and professional experience. He has worked with donor agencies and consulting firms and led reforms and governance programs to support State Governments and Urban Local Bodies in the areas of municipal regulation, municipal financial management, urban infrastructure financing, legislative reforms and governance and institutional strengthening. Soumen has authored several papers in urban-related issues in reputed national and international journals. He has worked previously with ICRA Advisory Services, Bearing Point Global Operations and Department for International Development (DFID), UK.

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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.

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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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Prakash Iyer, Associate Director

Prakash has nearly two decades of infrastructure consulting, investment banking and corporate strategy related experience across sectors such as urban infrastructure, smart cities, affordable housing, sanitation, water supply, power, recreation, industries, industrial parks, real estate, education, roads, ports and urban transport. He has extensive experience in facilitating projects being developed through the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mechanism. His experience spans from policy and regulatory advisory, project preparation and transaction advisory support, to institutional strengthening , capacity building, training, corporate advisory and resource mobilization.

His recent experience includes working on multi year advisory engagements with Department for International Development, UK, in the capacity of urban transport and smart mobility expert.

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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.