Mr. Kaundinya was former Chief Executive Officer of Advanta Limited – a multinational seed company. He currently serves on the board of Axis Finance and is also Chairman, Association of Biotech Led Enterprises – Agriculture Group (ABLE – AG). Mr. Kaundinya is an alumnus of Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University obtaining a degree in Agriculture and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad.
Dr. Rao has been active in the area of renewable energy technology and energy policy for the past 15 years. Before taking this role, he worked as a Senior Research Scientist at Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), in the field of solar and energy policy. Dr. Rao holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mysore University and a PhD in Energy and Environmental Policy from University of Delaware.