Col. Vijay Bhaskar
Vijay is from the Indian Army Corps of Engineers. He did his MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Vijay has headed a logistics infrastructure SBU at Maytas and was the CEO of Coromandel Energy. He was Country Director-India for the Paris based Mlinda Foundation and Managing Director, Mlinda Sustainable Environment Private Limited. The flagship project involved rural electrification in ecologically sensitive and under-developed areas through renewable energy based mini-grids with a strong emphasis on rural economic development.
Sudeshna did her Masters in Sociology and worked for over 20 years in international development organisations like CARE, CRS, DFID heading inclusive planning and project executions. Sudeshna was the Deputy Country Director of Mlinda Foundation from June 2011 to August 2021 and Director Operations in MSEPL from 2016 to August 2020. Sudeshna headed productive use of energy (PUE) and capacity building in rural electrification project in Gumla, Jharkhand. Her singular achievement has been to ensure over 21% growth in personal and entrepreneur incomes year-on-year in 40 villages with a low carbon footprint.
Head - Finance
Suchismita did her Masters in Commerce and MBA (Finance) and has worked for over 15 years heading Finance and Audit in leading development organisation like CINI, BAM India. She headed Finance and Audit in Mlinda for over 7 years. Her innovation was in successfully managing a vast and complex loan repayment schedule, assets, revenue collections and monthly audit of 40 villages and 8000 customers spread over a wide geographic area.
Shyamal Kumar Bera
Shyamal is an Electrical Engineer and worked over 7 years at Sundarbans in West Bengal and East-Singbhum/ Gumla in Jharkhand across both pico and mini-grid projects. He headed EPC, system design, mini grid installations and O&M of over 40 mini-grids in Gumla, Jharkhand. He is a trained Master Trainer on solar energy through the Skill India Initiative of the Government of India.
Sabyasachi is an Electrical Engineer and worked for over 6 years in the Sundarbans, West Bengal and Gumla, Jharkhand, on both pico-grids and mini-grids projects. He is an expert on productive uses of energy, and in expanding and incubating micro-businesses powered by mini grids. He has a great track record in community level enterprise building.