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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


  • Charu Ghadge
    Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition, Partnerships and Communications
  • Namita Vikas
    Founder and Managing Director
  • Sanika Govekar
    Senior Associate

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

Ecube Investment Advisors

  • HV Harish
    Managing Partner
  • Shankar Venkateswaran
    Operating Partner and Head ESG

German KFW Development Bank

  • Ekta Mehra
    Senior Sector Specialist

IIFCL Projects

  • Palash Srivastava
    Deputy Chief Executive Officer

IKEA Foundation

  • Biswarup Banerjee
    Program Manager


  • Pradeep Singh
    Board Member, Consultant, Advisor
  • Sharmila Chavaly

Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd.

  • Debjani Bhatia
    General Manager (Technical) and Head Legal

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
    Swapan Mehra

LeapFrog Invesments

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

Massive Fund

  • Shailesh Vickram Singh

Odyssey Energy Solutions

  • Piyush Mathur
    Chief Business Officer


  • Solene Lamri
    Investment Officer


  • Chirag Mehta
    Chief Investment Officer

RIDA Capital

  • Shujaat Khan
    Founding Partner

Tata Cleantech Capital

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

Tata Trusts

  • Edel Monteiro
    Program Lead
  • Shloka Nath
    Head of Sustainability and Special Projects


  • Neeraj Menon
    Partner, Energy and Infrastructure Team

U.S. 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

World Bank

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

India Observers


  • Pooja Monga

Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Poonam Sandhu
    Financial Sector Specialist and India Team Lead

New Development Bank

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


  • Rajiv Kumar
    General Manager

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

  • Nitin Arora
    Programme Officer, Regulatory Implementation Unit

Vibrant Energy Holdings

  • Prashanth Reddy
    Head, Project Finance

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