Umkant has over 30 years of experience, including general management of organizations, corporate development, product development, business operations and asset management. Prior to joining Cleantech Solar, he has developed and maintained assets of over 400+ MW in his capacity as COO /CEO whilst transforming a start-up company into a leading solar installer. As the country head of India, Umakant will be responsible for developing and driving further growth in the local market.
Our team have between them developed, financed and installed numerous projects across different geographies and have experience with some of the world’s leading solar developers, panel manufacturers, construction companies, research institutions and IPPs.
Country Head of India
With over 10 years of experience in private equity, capital markets and investment banking with reputed firms in India, Prashant has varied exposure in corporate strategy, restructuring, financial planning, budgeting & performance benchmarking. He helped set up the India business and manages finance, operations and fund raising for Cleantech Solar. In his private equity role with Eredene Capital, he is on board of all portfolio companies overseeing their strategy, finance, operations and exits. Earlier worked for Avendus Capital, a renown India based investment bank, where he helped Indian corporates raise growth capital from private and public markets. He holds a CFA from CFAI (USA), MBA from IIM Lucknow and Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications from University of Mumbai.
Dr. Anuvrat Joshi
India Business Development Director
Anuvrat is responsible for developing Cleantech Solar’s activities in India and joined the company from First Solar. In his capacity as Project Finance Director, Anuvrat led the acquisition, sale and financing of over USD 1 billion of solar projects. Previously, he was with the investment banking divisions of Credit Suisse and Deutsche Bank and he holds a PhD in Physics from University of Cincinnati, an MBA from Georgetown University and a BS/MS from IIT in Kanpur.
India Head of Engineering
Sreedhara has over 15 years of experience in the solar and renewable energy industry. Having successfully installed more than 250 Megawatt projects which include both the development and execution phases in India, Sreedhara seeks excellence in all aspect of the solar PV system design and execution. Sreedhara holds MS in Information Technology from IIIT, MBA in operations management from Sikkim-Manipal University and is currently pursuing Doctorate in solar energy with University of Petroleum and Energy Studies.
APAC Head of Project Management
The best designs can only become reality if backed up by a strong project management discipline, not to forget an unflinching focus on health and safety during execution. Raghav brings that to the company, drawing from his time as Project Manager with Phoenix Solar and the current role as the Head of Project Management where he installed more than 100 world class rooftop projects across the region including one of Singapore’s largest (2.3 MW). Before then, Raghav was with Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) where he studied performance of solar PV systems in the tropics. Raghav holds a Project Management Professional (PMP)® and a B.Eng degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, specialising in energy systems. Raghav is also recognized by a global publication Renewable Energy World as 1 of the recipient for Solar 4o under 40.
India Head of Operations & Maintenance
Rupesh heads the Operations and Maintenance for Cleantech Solar portfolio of PV systems across India. He was previously working with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) where he was managing a team of engineers conducting third party technical assessment as well as commissioning of rooftop PV systems in Singapore. At SERIS, Rupesh also co-authored handbooks and research papers focusing on a variety of topics ranging from irradiance forecasting to application of renewable energy in China. Rupesh holds a B.Eng degree, Mechanical Engineering, from the National University of Singapore and a Diploma in Management from the University of London.