Group Executive Chairman
Raj Basu is the Group Executive Chairman and Founder of Solargise. He is driven by his ideology – Creating the ideal living environment for human beings, by creating access to pollution – free air, water and food through clean energy. Raj holds a BSc in Advertising & Psychology and an MBA in International Management. Entrepreneur at an early age, he started his business when he was 19 years old, while he was studying in college. Raj began his career with international trade in commodities and IT, after which he established his own management consulting firm advising clients internationally. Raj currently heads Solargise’s global team and oversees the design, development, implementation of Solargise’s strategy and operations across the world.
Neil is a Director at the Solargise group. Neil previously worked with a management consultancy firm based in South East Asia, working on projects that included the reorganization of the Malaysian state electricity network and the restructuring and extension of Manila International Container Terminal. Neil has also consulted with Savills on large-scale mixed-use development projects. Neil heads Solargise’s real estate division and his experience in real estate project development has helped ensure that Solargise identifies the most suitable sites for its solar power projects.
Director – Corporate Finance
Sashikumar is the Director of Corporate Finance at Solargise India. With over 18 years of experience in Banking and financial sector in India and APAC, Sashikumar is an expert in project advisory, analysis and fund raising. He has been instrumental in raising and executing mandates of over INR15,000 crores for leading investment banks in India including Axis Bank. He has also served as Director with Fitch Ratings with over 800 Basel Ratings to credit. Currently a student member of ACCA, UK, he holds a Bachelors and a Master’s degree in Business administration from a premier Indian institute. Sashikumar currently oversees the finance and accounting departments at Solargise India.
Director – Operations
Rambabu is the Director of Operations at Solargise India. Rambabu has over 37 years of International and domestic experience in project & production management in the Solar energy industry having worked as Chief Operating Officer at Emmvee Photovoltaics and Vice – President, Operations in Suntechnics INDIA (Conergy group). He also held senior management positions at Necchi compressori, Italy, Videocon, Voltas, Allwyn and Hitachi (leading home appliances corporations). Rambabu is a graduate in Electrical engineering from Andhra University and holds an MBA from Osmania University. Rambabu currently oversees the engineering and technical team at Solargise India.
Senior Manager – Site Operations
Venugopal is a Senior Manager of Site Operations at Solargise India. A project management professional with over 21 years of experience in installation and commissioning of solar photovoltaic & solar thermal projects. Venugopal has developed onsite test procedures for project installations for Tata BP Solar, Emmvee Photovoltaic Power and others. His expertise lies in technical analysis of field reports, planning and preparing project schedules and in executing. In addition he is experienced in liasoning with local government departments, planning and arranging required manpower, materials, drawings, equipment, tools, training, approvals, etc. to accomplish the project milestones and schedule. Venugopal oversees project and site operations at Solargise India.
AGM Design & Engineering
Biju is the Assistant General Manager for Design and Engineering at Solargise India. Biju has over 18 years of experience in the solar photovoltaic industry covering the entire value chain of photovoltaics, from operations to product development combined with hands-on experience across multiple functions, from concept to commissioning of Roof-top and MW scale projects. Biju worked at Omega Electronics, Shell Solar and Wipro Technologies prior to joining Solargise and holds a degree in Electrical Engineering.
Deptuy Manager – Projects
Rakesh is a Deputy Manager for Projects at Solargise India. Rakesh has over 10 years experience as an electrical engineer and has implemented over 360MW of solar PV power plants across India. Rakesh is responsible for the preparation of design as per Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) along with Bill of Material, scope of works, finalising bill of materials, preparation of building designs as per new technologies for cost comparisons before initiation of projects. In addition he is involved in the execution of projects through coordination with various departments, vendors & supply chain management to complete the project within stipulated timelines.
Naveen Kumar Nayak
Engineer Product Development
Naveen is an Engineer working with the Product Development team at Solargise India. With over 10 years of extensive experience in the Solar photovoltaic industry, Naveen is responsible for evaluating and developing key Solar PV products and components used in our solar power plants. His responsibilities include evaluating new suppliers, design of PV Panels (standard and customised), validation of design and products periodically and management of engineering changes. In addition he is involved in new product development / innovations, adaption of new technologies and processes and standardisation of product and materials. Naveen previously worked at Emmvee Photovoltaic Power.
Pavan is a CAD Engineer at Solargise India. With over 10 years of experience in the industry, Pavan is a CAD Engineer, handles AutoCAD and helps the engineering team in optimising the designs.
Manager Policy & Regulatory Affairs
Manjunath is the Manager for Policy and Regulatory Affairs at Solargise India. Manjunath has over 13 years of experience in highly regulated industry sectors including renewable energy, oil & gas, water and telecommunications, where he worked in the areas of Regulatory Affairs, Legal, Policy Affairs, Government Affairs and Compliances for Enercon India Limited, Essential Energy Plc and Greenko Group Plc. He is responsible for analysing and interpreting various Government policies, regulatory proposals and compliances, licensing, laws, regulations, working closely with different ministries related to clean and renewable energy and advising the company about possible issues, opportunities and risk mitigation. Manjunath currently handles Solargise India’s relationships with key stakeholders in local, state and the central government in India. Manjunath also oversees Solargise India’s legal department.
Manager Legal & Compliance
Sapna is a Manager for Legal and Compliance at Solargise India. Sapna is an Associate Member of ICSI and LLB with over 6 years experience working with Indian and MNC’s in handling legal and secretarial matters and dealing with various Regulators. She has significant exposure in e-commerce start- up, FDI & Investment agreements, debt funding from Venture Capital Funds, legal due diligence, listing of Companies on Stock Exchanges, Corporate Restructuring, Listing Compliance, FEMA, NBFC Compliance and other corporate Law matters. She looks after day to day company secretarial matters and legal compliance for Solargise India. She worked with Stove Kraft Limited, a manufacturing Company of large kitchen utensils, with the brand Pigeon and Gilma and also with a consultancy firm APAC & Associates prior to joining Solargise India.
Vice-President Business Development
Karthik is Vice-President, Business Development at Solargise India. He is an electrical engineer with Btech from JNTU Hyderabad with experience in the solar energy industry and an extensive network of relationships at senior levels of government and corporate organisations across India. Karthik was successful in launching Solargise’s operations in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and is currently working on launching the infrastructure vertical of the company with innovative patented technologies.
Amit currently handles Marketing and Communications for Solargise and has 14 yrs of experience in Communications and Marketing, having previously worked as the Head Marcom for Yatra. He holds a degree in Communications.
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