Umakant is a senior Business and Operations Management executive with over 30 years of rich experience in various capacities – general management, corporate development, product development, business operations and asset management. As VP and Country Head of India, Umakant will focus on driving delivery, growth initiatives and lead the company’s business in India, along with overseeing development, implementation of and compliance with company policies, management plans and manuals from a technical perspective. He is a Project Management Professional (PMP)®, certified from PMI USA and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from NMIS, Mumbai (2006). Umakant also has a Bachelors in Electronics and Industrial Engineering (1988).
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.
Vice President & Country Head – India
Vice President – Finance & Operations (India)
With over 13 years of experience in renewable energy, private equity and investment banking with reputed firms in India, Prashant has varied exposure in corporate finance and development, strategy execution, capital raising, commercial negotiations, structuring, P&L and operations management. As VP of Finance and Operations in India, he leads finance, operations and capital raising activities as Cleantech Solar continues rapid expansion of its business. Prashant was instrumental in setting up the India business including Cleantech Solar’s foray into open access projects, which is the largest market for the company. He holds a CFA from CFAI (USA), MBA from IIM Lucknow and Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunications from University of Mumbai.
Dr. Anuvrat Joshi
Director – Business Development (India)
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.
Head of Engineering – India
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.
Vice President – 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 leads the procurement and construction verticals for the successful delivery of all Cleantech Solar projects. This includes driving commitment to risk management processes, adhering to the highest quality and safety standards, and coaching, mentoring and motivating team members. He has a strong track record of delivery to support Cleantech Solar’s aggressive build out of projects from kick-off to commissioning. Raghav holds a Project Management Professional (PMP)® and a B.Eng degree from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, specializing in energy systems. Raghav has been featured in the ‘Solar 40 Under 40’ list by the prestigious Renewable Energy World magazine. Prior to Cleantech, Raghav was with Phoenix Solar and the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore.
Head of Operations & Maintenance – India
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.