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The Lab in India is a public-private initiative that identifies, develops, and accelerates innovative solutions to finance renewable energy infrastructure and other green growth channels.


India Panel Members

India Panel Members

Asian Development Bank

  • Mayank Choudhary
    Senior Investment Specialist


  • Namita Vikas
    Founder and Managing Director
  • Sandeep Tandon
    President - Business Development
  • Smitha Hari
    President, India

Avaana Capital

  • Anjali Bansal
    Founding Partner
  • Swapna Gupta

Bloomberg Philanthropies

  • Priya Shankar
    India Director, Environment and Climate Program
  • Puja Tewary

cKers Finance

  • Jayant Prasad
    Executive Board Member

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

  • Kranti Mohan
  • Manasvini Raj
    Partner, Energy and Infrastructure
  • Santosh Janakiram

Dalberg Global Development Advisors

  • Jagjeet Sareen
    Partner, Global Climate Practice

Ecube Investment Advisors

  • HV Harish
    Managing Partner
  • Rita Roy Choudhury
    Managing Partner and Chief Executive - Climate Change & Sustainability Services business
  • Shankar Venkateswaran
    Operating Partner and Head ESG

German KFW Development Bank

  • Ekta Mehra
    Senior Sector Specialist
  • Stefan Kliesch
    Head of Energy Team

IIFCL Projects

  • Palash Srivastava
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer

IKEA Foundation

  • Biswarup Banerjee
    Program Manager

Impact Investors Council

  • Girish Aivalli


  • Pradeep Singh
    Board Member, Consultant, Advisor
  • Sharmila Chavaly
  • Shobana Chawla
    Executive Director at Standard Chartered Bank

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd.

  • Debjani Bhatia
    General Manager (Technical) and Head Legal

Indian Venture & Alternate Capital Association

  • Rajat Tandon

IndusInd Bank

  • Roopa Satish
    Country Head Sustainable Banking and CSR, Head Portfolio Management & Decision Science


  • Santosh Singh
    Partner and Managing Director

International Finance Corporation

  • Harsh Jhanjaria
    Private Sector Specialist
  • Hector Gomez Ang
    Regional Director, South Asia
  • Shalabh Tandon
    Regional Head of Operations, South Asia

IORA Ecological Solutions

  • Swapan Mehra
    Chief Executive Officer

King Stubb & Kasiva Advocates & Attorneys

  • Pooja Chatterjee
    Partner – Energy, Sustainability & Mobility

LeapFrog Invesments

  • Nakul Zaveri
    Partner, Global Co-Head Climate Investment Strategy

Massive Fund

  • Shailesh Vickram Singh

Northern Arc Capital

  • Bama Balakrishnan
    Chief Operating Officer

Odyssey Energy Solutions

  • Piyush Mathur
    Chief Business Officer


  • Solene Lamri
    Investment Officer


  • Chirag Mehta
    Chief Investment Officer

RIDA Capital

  • Shujaat Khan
    Founding Partner

Small Industries Development Bank of India

  • Rajiv Kumar
    General Manager

Tata Cleantech Capital

  • Mudit Jain
    Head of Research
  • Pankaj Sindwani
    Chief Business Officer

The Blended Finance Company

  • Nirav Khambhati


  • Neeraj Menon
    Partner, Energy and Infrastructure Team

US International Development Finance Corporation

  • Ajay Rao
    Regional Managing Director, South Asia

UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

  • Karthik Krishnan
    Investment Lead – Capital

Unitus Capital

  • Simmi Sareen


  • Nishant Idnani
    Managing Director

Vivriti Capital

  • Vineet Sukumar
    Founder and MD

World Bank

  • Mani Khurana
    Operations Analyst
  • Simon Stolp
    Practice Manager - Energy, South Asia

India Observers

New Development Bank

  • Han Jingjing
    Senior Professional
  • Takeda Tulio
    Investment Professional, Financial Markets and Infrastructure Division

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