Dr. Harish Hande

Dr. Hande currently heads Selco Foundation and was former Managing Director of SELCO Solar Pvt. Ltd. He is a Magsaysay Award Winner (2011), winner of Social Entrepreneur of the Year (2007) and serves on the board of many national and international organizations. Dr. Hande obtained Bachelor’s and PhD degrees in Energy Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and University of Massachusetts (Lowell) respectively.   


Mr. Ram Kaundinya

Mr. Kaundinya was former Chief Executive Officer of Advanta Limited – a multinational seed company. He currently serves on the board of Axis Bank 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. Sharath Rao

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.