OUR TEAM

Vignesh Nandakumar,

Chief Executive Officer

Vignesh is a seasoned Sustainable Energy leader with close to

2 decades of experience in Technology, RE & Investing platforms. He has been instrumental in building RE businesses from scratch to scale, driving strategic commercial objectives of business, M&A origination, and execution of RE projects.

 

In Renewable Energy, he has led project investments of over $750mn across India, South Africa, and SE Asia for SunEdison. As Vice President at Terraform Global, Vignesh was responsible for APAC and Africa regions for the NASDAQ listed entity.

Previously, he was a Partner with an impact focused fund Lightrock, where he invested in sustainability focused businesses and was a Board member with businesses in C&I renewable energy, electric vehicles and mobility. Vignesh serves as a mentor and angel investor for startups in the sustainability focused eco-system, and education. 

 

He has completed his B. Tech from IIT, Madras, MS from Washington University and MBA from Indian School of Business.

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C Chaudhary,

Chief Operating Officer

C Chaudhary is a multi-industry Renewable Energy leader with extensive experience spanning Solar, Wind, Storage and Green Hydrogen.

He is currently the Chief Operation Officer of Serentica.

 

He brings over 18 Years of experience across the energy value chain in EPC and IIPs and his strengths include Project Development, Engineering, Procurement, contract, BD, project management, technology Innovation,

SCM and operation and maintenance. He has developed executed, and managed assets of more than 4GW.

 

Prior to Serentica, Chaudhary was the COO at AMP Energy India.

He has also worked in leadership roles in various leading multinational company such as GE, SunEdison, Reliance Industry,

OstroEnery (part of Renew power) & Sembcorp.

 

He holds a B.Tech degree from IIT Roorkee and ME from IISc, Bangalore.

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Nishit Mehta,

Chief - Energy Storage & Renewables Balancing

Nishit Mehta is a senior clean-tech professional with diverse experience spanning battery storage, solar, power electronics and smart grid analytics. 

He is passionate about climate change and has worked in multiple roles as an entrepreneur, investor and strategist to aid the clean energy transition.

Previously in his career, Nishit helped set up Siemens’ solar inverter business in India. During his stint in the US, Nishit worked in Cleantech Venture Capital Investing before co-founding SiNode Systems (now NanoGraf Corp.), a battery company developing cutting-edge lithium-ion anode technology.

 

Nishit also worked with Exelon, a leading US generation, transmission & distribution company, where he kick-started multiple new businesses in the fields of electric vehicles, powering data-centres, flexible-renewable PPAs,

drones & predictive-analytics.

 

Nishit is a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) from the University of Pune and completed his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management.

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Alok Nigam,

Head - Business Development

Alok has been associated with the power & energy industry for more than 22 years in corporate and consulting space across the value chain of power, gas and renewables.

 

As a renewable energy developer, Alok has built large IPP project pipeline in India for several large multinational RE developers including Sun Edison, UPC Renewables and Lanco Group. He has led green-field development & brown-field acquisition of about 1500 MW of Renewable Energy projects in the past solving challenges of grid evacuation, policy/ regulatory issues, site suitability and tariff competition across multiple geographies.

 

Alok has worked with E&Y, ICRA and DfID in the consulting space advising utilities, regulators, government and corporates.

Alok brings rich insights of renewables integration and its absorption from the perspective of grid planner, RE developer and C&I consumer.

Alok holds a PGDM – Finance degree from Delhi University of Delhi Electrical Engineering from (NIT), Durgapur