Working Group

Mr. Abhijeet Sinha

Member of NHEV Working Group
National Program Director
Ease of Doing Business

Abhijeet Sinha is serving as National Program Director of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) program and Country Director (India & UAE) at Advance Services for Social & Administrative Reforms (ASSAR) with Adnl. Charge of ‘Project Director’ in National Highways for Electric Vehicles (#NHforEV2020). He is a ‘Technocrat’ turned ‘Policy Entrepreneur’ with his cross-domain consulting in Hybrid Annuity Model(HAM) and conceptualization of energy infrastructure innovations like Annuity Hybrid E-Mobility (AHEM) for NHEV (A prototypical transformative mobility program to convert National Highways and Expressways into E-Highways with Charging Stations and Public Transport fleets under EoDB of ASSAR supported by NITI Aayog, Ministry of Science & Technology and 5 Cabinet Ministers ). He is currently also on the Advisory Board of Steel Users Federation of India and India Think Council. Member- Belgium Luxemburg Business Association, Member- Indo Dutch Chamber of Business & Sciences, Facilitator for ISGF – India Smart Utility Week 2019-20 and has been a well-known corporate consultant for Govt of India’s flagship programs Make In India, Startup India, and Digital India. Abhijeet Sinha Before joining currently Prime Minister of India then CM Gujarat Sri Narendra Modi’s Citizen for Accountable Governance (CAG) campaign during 2014 Parliamentary polls - Abhijeet began his career as a corporate banker, he later stepped in project consulting role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) involves with his expertise in delivering strategic level policy and ground-level financial solutions for climate and green energy projects. He further served as Program Director at ASSAR in SDG involves across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Extending his services to other international bodies, he worked with projects under UNDP India, UNICEF India, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, CARIAA, IDRC, CRDI, Red Cross – Red Crescent and studies under Universities of Cape Town, Ghana, Nairobi, East Anglia, Namibia funded by Department for International Development UK-AIDs in varied ASSAR projects.

He is on the Board of Studies of AMITY University and also a Corporate Counsel – ENACTUS (DCAC & SRCC, Delhi University) Youth Advocate – Swachh Bharat Mission & Digital Bharat. Abhijeet is an ISO Certified Energy Consultant 9001-14001 owning 18 Patents March 2018.

Abhijeet is a frequent traveler, Urdu Poet and taken as the no-nonsense keynote speaker at public forums and news channels. On pro-bono he also contributes as Corporate resources for C e n tr e Fo r E n tr e p r e n e u rs h I p Development – NIFTEM (Ministry of Food Processing Industry).

Mr. Ashim Sharma

Member of NHEV Working Group
Partner & Group Head
Business Performance Improvement Consulting (Auto, Engg. & Logistics)
Nomura Research Institute

Ashim is contributing transformation of E-Mobility to more efficient Green Energy transit Ecosystem by creating rooms for Hybrid Gas and Bio Fuelled Vehicles at planning stage of first two electric corridors under Hybrid E-Mobility Model of NHEV 2020. Ashim started his career at Mahindra (Automotive Sector) further joined Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG). While at TSMG, he was in transformation team of Jaguar Land Rover. After completing his B.Tech with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT),Hamirpur; Ashim started his career at Mahindra (Automotive Sector).Thereafter, he went on to do his MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai and joined Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG) based out of Mumbai. While at TSMG, he was part of the team that was involved in the transformation of Jaguar Land Rover. Most of his work has been for Automotive, Logistics and Engineering industry in areas of overallBusiness Strategy, New Product Engineering / Development, Technological Readiness, Cost reduction, and Growth Strategies. Ashim is also a member of the WBSCD India RE Mobility forum and has worked extensively and developed thought leadership in the automotive sector especially in the area of alternate automotive power trains (Electric, Hybrid, Natural Gas, etc.). He is also working on Development of the Industrial Promotion Plan (a JICA funded project) with the Govt. of The Philippines.

Ms. Berta Castells Pujol

Member of NHEV Working Group
Manager
Spain Business Group
Coinmen Consultants LLP

Leading the Spain Business Group at Coinmen Consultants, Berta has an experience of successfully developing businesses in multiple countries thorough research and analysis, stakeholder management and core engineering skills. She has worked with several Infrastructure companies and consequently a significant expertise and network in the sector. Having lived in India since 2013, she confident in the Indian market and works towards assisting companies do business in India. Her focus areas are strategy and business consulting for Spanish companies who are planning to enter India or are operating in India.

Ms. Aditi Syal

Member of NHEV Working Group
Founder
Vocabberry

Aditi Syal, Founder of Vocabberry, a content production company that helps brands, startups and individuals feature creative content on their websites and other online repositories. Aditi consults start-ups in their operational model of business and execution. She has built Vocabberry from scratch, and the company owes its success to her. The brand has become a credible name in the content market, and clients vouch for the quality and quantity that her brand produces. Featured as one of the youngest Founders of an Online Driven Business in the Women’s League (India) by TopYaps, 2017. Aditi manages Sales and Marketing, Quality and contributes towards delivering Thought Leader content at various Digital Marketing Forums/ Events. Hosted Vocabberry’s Content Marketing 101 at Noida, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bangalore.

Ms. Akriti Bhatia

Co-Founder
Jan Ki Baat

Akriti Bhatia is the co-founder of Jan Ki Baat, India's largest digital media platform on people's issues. She holds her Bachelors in Economics from the Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and Masters in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University. She is currently affiliated with the Delhi School of Economics as a Doctoral Student in Sociology. She pursued Public Policy and Economic Reasoning Program from the Takshashila Institution, Bangalore. Her association with the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi for about 2 years on Regional Economic Integration has contributed towards a pathbreaking ground for trans-boundary agreements in the Indian-Subcontinent. She brings sound research experience from her past projects with prestigious organizations and institutions like the World Bank, International Committee of the Red Cross, Office of Member of Parliament and Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She has authored a number of articles and papers for reputed platforms and has presented her cutting-edge work at various International and National conferences.

Pradeep Bhandari

Chief Executive Officer & Founder
Jan Ki Baat

Mr. Amitabh Sinha

Member of NHEV Working Group
Co-founder & Chief Strategy Officer
meetingsandoffices.com
Founder
SMARTup Conclave

Amitabh Sinha is a serial entrepreneur, start-up evangelist, advisor, mentor, ecosystem builder and facilitator active in the start-up domain since 1999. In a career spanning more than 22 years, Amitabh has worked across domains as diverse as Petroleum, Consulting, Chemicals, International Trading, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Brand Communications, Venture Capital, Financing, and Industry representation. He has been associated with the SME Chamber of India, Start-Ups Council of India & Packaging Industry Association of India in honorary roles evangelizing industry, creating facilitating networks, expanding small industry footprint and representing small businesses. Amitabh is a frequent speaker at various fora and talks on a variety of subjects including business logic, business building, scaling, funding and financing, professionalization, small business growth, organizational culture building, and lateral thought. Amitabh also actively consults with businesses in a professional capacity on scaling, growth hacking, business strategy, and customer experience.

Mr. Anil Chhikara

Member of NHEV Working Group
CEO
Bluebolt
Chairman
Startup India Foundation,

Anil is a green tech enthusiast creating business among Clean Tech and EV startups, with NHEV 2020. Anil is a serial entrepreneur at heart and believer in the power of dreams. Anil loves mentoring budding entrepreneurs and innovative startups on building business plans, successfully pitching to investors, go-to-market strategies & scaling up businesses. Anil is founder of Bluebolt Startup Factory, an enterprise deep tech startups accelerator. Anil founded Startup India Foundation, a non-profit initiative by a group of successful and experienced entrepreneurs to help grow the early-stage startup ecosystem in India. Anil is a well-regarded startup mentor in the Indian startup ecosystem and a TEDx speaker. Anil was the anchor judge for Haywards 5000 Haunslay ki Udaan, India’s First Startup Reality TV Show and the official startup coach for The Vault Show, India’s answer to Shark Tank. Fondly known as Katappa of the Indian startup ecosystem, Anil is admired for his outspoken no-nonsense views about the startups and the ecosystem. He is most sought after judge for startup pitching events and hackathons. He has judged over 1000 startups in the last 12 months. In 2001, Anil founded 24×7 Learning and led its growth over a decade to become India’s largest e-learning implementation company besides successfully raising multiple rounds of investments including $4m from Network 18. Prior to founding 24×7 Learning, Anil had successfully set up and launched businesses for two large multinational companies in India. Besides his engineering from NIT Kurukshetra, he has studied sculpting at New York Academy of Fine Arts and about art markets at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London.

Mr. Anirudh Amin

Member of NHEV Working Group
Strategic Partnerships and Alliances
System Level Solutions Inc.

Anirudh is known for utilizing his skills to assist solidify various startups with a strong foundation and delivering them with the essential direction to come through various challenges. His experience of being a StartUp Grind Director has incited many entrepreneurs to approach him for his guidance on various topics concerning business development, marketing, advisory services, customer outreach plans, and entrepreneurship. Not only did Mr Amin help establish the biggest incubation Centre in Sikkim under NITI Aayog and Atal Incubation Centres with his understanding of Startups and the Entrepreneur world but also he has worked extensively in the domain of Smart city infrastructure focusing on Advertisement Solutions, Smart street lighting and contributing towards EV Charging infrastructure.

Mr. Anurag Bajpai

Member of NHEV Working Group
Director
GreenTree Global

Mr. Anuj Guglani

Member of NHEV Working Group
CEO
World Auto Forum

Mr. Apurv Brahmbhatt

Member of NHEV Working Group

Apurv Brahmbhatt solar PV consultant and associate for the energy-related projects for companies like RSM GC ADVISORY LTD, Navi Mumbai(Maharashtra), PHOTONICS WATER TECH LTD, Gandhinagar (Gujarat). From the past 3 years he is in the field of Sustainability & Energy, Renewable Energy Service also has vast experience in Grid-tied Solar PV projects. Apurv Brahmbhatt has completed M-TECH in ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE TECHNOLOGY from Jain University, Bangalore & Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical engineering from government engineering college, Also he’s done academic internship and project work in reputed MNC & Government organization like Schneider Electric, Gujarat State electricity Limited, Karnataka Power Corporation Limited, Also published technical papers on sustainable development and solar energy in International journal. Currently, he’s working as an individual solar PV plant installer and solar PV consultant for residential, industry, social society clients for solar PV installation.

Mr. Ashish Mishra

Member of NHEV Working Group
CEO
ValuAdd

Mr. Ashim Sharma

Member of NHEV Working Group
Partner & Group Head Business Performance Improvement Consulting (Auto, Engg. & Logistics)
Nomura Research Institute

Member Working group- NHForEV 2020 (National Highways for Electric Vehicle 2020) Partner and Group Head- Business Performance Improvement (Auto, Engineering and Logistics), NRI (Nomura Research Institute) Consulting and Solutions. Ashim is contributing transformation of E-Mobility to more efficient Green Energy transit Ecosystem by creating rooms for Hybrid Gas and Bio Fuelled Vehicles at planning stage of first two electric corridors under Hybrid E-Mobility Model of NHEV 2020. Ashim started his career at Mahindra (Automotive Sector) further joined Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG). While at TSMG, he was in transformation team of Jaguar Land Rover. After completing his B.Tech with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT),Hamirpur; Ashim started his career at Mahindra (Automotive Sector).Thereafter, he went on to do his MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai and joined Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG) based out of Mumbai. While at TSMG, he was part of the team that was involved in the transformation of Jaguar Land Rover. Most of his work has been for Automotive, Logistics and Engineering industry in areas of overallBusiness Strategy, New Product Engineering / Development, Technological Readiness, Cost reduction, and Growth Strategies. Ashim is also a member of the WBSCD India RE Mobility forum and has worked extensively and developed thought leadership in the automotive sector especially in the area of alternate automotive power trains (Electric, Hybrid, Natural Gas, etc.). He is also working on Development of the Industrial Promotion Plan (a JICA funded project) with the Govt. of The Philippines.

Mr. Vijay Jaiswal

Member of NHEV Working Group
Director
Telangana State Industrial Infra Corp. Ltd.

Mr. Chetan Bhardwaj

Member of NHEV Working Group
Managing Director
3IARC

Mr. Chetan Bhardwaj is Managing Director of 3I Asset Resolution Consultants Private Limited and 3I Asset Management Private Limited he has more than 25 years’ experience of bed Debt management, Debt Restructuring, Debt Recovery, Enforcement of Security Interest as per the provisions of SARFAESI Act and project consultant.

Mr. Jagjit Singh

Member of NHEV Working Group
Head of Business Development
Tritium

Ms. Jayanthi Subramaniam

Member of NHEV Working Group
Director
Aayantana Learning System

Mr. Kamendu Joshi

Member of NHEV Working Group
Managing Partner
Kamendu Joshi & Associates

Member Working group- NHForEV 2020 (National Highways for Electric Vehicle 2020). Mr. Kamendu Joshi has extensive work experience in the fields of Legal, Real Estate and Secretarial for over 21 years on significant positions in the leading Corporate Houses such as Reliance Industries Ltd., Reliance Communications Ltd. and Multi-Media Frontiers Ltd. (TVS Group)

Mr. Kanv Garg

Member of NHEV Working Group
Director
EY

Kanv is a regular speaker on the power of collaboration and facilitative policy-making for active private sector participation in the electric mobility sector. Kanv is EY’s Subject Matter Resource in electric mobility and the sectoral intersection with Automotive & Transport. He has conducted several workshops with the Development Finance Institutions, funding agencies, utilities, Oil and Gas majors and infrastructure companies on upcoming EV opportunities. 

Government sectors. 

Kanv has now assisted several private sector players on charging infrastructure strategy, city Kanv has significant working experience planning for EVSE, future of mobility, value pools assessment and fleet adoption strategy with EVs. across the private and public sector, in the 

He has advised the Government of UK on its electric mobility strategy and framework for areas of business consulting, running new engagement with Indian states for accelerating the electric mobility uptake initiatives, and investment management. 

Kanv has led solar investment assignments with the World Bank and other DFIs & PSUs. Projects. Around 14 years of professional experience included developing market assessments, business plans, manuals, disruption, innovative financing, and capacity building in the field of clean energy. He is holding key private and public sector Skills relationships. 

Kanv’s functional skills include solar power financing, project management, capacity building, regulatory and policy, due diligence, Government and public sector. As the Renewable Energy Specialist at the World Bank, he played a key role in diversifying clean energy financing for the World Bank program in India; worked with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to originate solar power projects of over $500M in 2 years. Kanv prepared and operationalized $43M risk-sharing fund to catalyze $200M investments towards Energy Efficiency financing in India. 

Mr. Karen Derdzyan

Member of NHEV Working Group
Co-found
Plug.am

Experienced start upper with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, and Analytical Skills. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a Master’s Degree from State Engineering University of Armenia.

Ms. Kim Collaco

Member of Working Group
Associate Director
CCI

Kim Collaco leads the Enterprise Strategy division where she works closely with the Managing Partner in developing and implementing the strategic direction of the firm. She works particularly closely with the consulting arm as regards India entry strategy, be that through Mergers & Acquisition or new set-up. Her role involves actively guiding the team that handles networking, relationship management, and corporate communications. Kim brings with her over 12 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, fundraising and business strategy across multiple industries creating mid and long-term investment and go-to-market strategies, helping corporates with their initial public offerings, divestments, India entry, and technology commercialization. Kim holds an MBA from the University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Goa Institute of Management and a Bachelor’s in Commerce from HR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai University.

Mr. Krishna Sharma

Member of NHEV Working Group
Director
Exicom Power Solutions

Krishna is not only associated with NHEV as head of a charger manufacturer and suppliers company but also contributes to his personal space to reduce charging time for vehicles of NHEV highways.

Ms. Leher Sethi

Member of NHEV Working Group
Founding Director
Something Creative

An engineer by education, Leher Sethi had a cushy job at a multinational that she left in order to pursue something more interesting. From outdoor training camps & middle management technical training to wedding décor with designer houses, she did it all until she chanced upon the wellness industry. She has built a niche for herself in this demanding profession and consults multiple spas across Delhi – NCR. A well-known face in the Delhi Social Circle, she is known for the various academic events she promotes and organizes. She runs her own event conceptualization company called ‘Something Creative’ where she has collaborated and worked with various ministries of Delhi Govt. and the Central Govt. to do events of cultural and social importance. Derived from her passion of reading, she is always on a lookout for new books as she feels that reading makes one grow as a person. A habit she inculcated from her father, she is always looking for new things to learn, and what better way to learn that to read! Being from an Army background, she has had the privilege to travel across the length and breadth of the country. Now settled in Delhi, she felt the need to mingle with like-minded people, which is when she went on the lookout for a Book Club. When she could not find one that discussed all genres of books, she co-founded Delhi Book Lovers. She started a community called ‘Literature Corner’ with the main objective to give its members the freedom to express. Besides just discussing books, this club also holds author-interactive sessions & workshops for aspiring writers. She was instrumental in organizing the Delhi Literature Festival and is an advisor to the festival. Other interests include enjoying cuisines from various parts of the world prompting her to also be associated with several food review websites & journals. Leher was featured in Femina Magazine, being called “An Inspiration”. She has spoken at various events and conferences including the 45th Anniversary conference of IMM, Joint National Seminar by The National Foundation for Communal Harmony and National Commission for Women besides various Social Media Summits. She is also seen regularly moderating sessions with various authors, including the Utkal Literature Festival in Orissa and the World Book Fair. She also organizes and hosts events. As a social activist, she is associated with various NGOs and is a secretary to the ICHR (Indian Council for Human Relations) and ICUNR (Indian Council for UN Relations). She is also a secretary of the Indo-Indonesia Friendship Society and the Indo-Vietnam Friendship Society. She was identified as one of the 20 women as a ‘Leader of Tomorrow’ by the New York Times as it brought the Women in the World Summit to India for the first time in 2015. She has been recently appointed the Director of the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (SAGY) for the Villages Budhan Pur Majra & Salah Pur Majra, collectively known as Majra Dabbas in Bawana Vidhan Sabha under the Member of Parliament – North West Delhi (Dr. Udit Raj) and has been working on development work in the village as a consultant. She is also a member of the Women’s Committee of Delhi Management Association (DMA), AIMA and the Women Entrepreneurship Committee of the Ph.D. Chamber of Commerce & Industry. She was awarded the National Changemakers Award dedicated to Swami Vivekananda in 2018 and has been part of the “Asia Book of Records” for having been part of Wommenovator, 2018 setting the record for the most no. of women coming together to pitch their product/service under a roof. Award for Outstanding Work in the field of Social Service by Buddha Education Foundation, at a Samman Samaroh (26-27-28 October 2018) at Dilli Haat, Pitampura, Delhi. Received the prestigious 6th NAARI GAURAV SAMMAN 2019 by the Rajasthani Academy (Regd.). REGARDING SOCIAL WORK: She has been responsible for the total turning-around of the Vasant Public School in the Vasant Kunj area of New Delhi and is actively involved in various initiatives towards the upliftment of women and children. The Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana is a rural development programme focusing on the development in the villages across India, which includes social and cultural development and aims to spread motivation on social mobilization of the village community. This is a national level programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11 October 2014. Leher Sethi has been involved in this national-level programme and has been instrumental in the projects under this scheme while representing the vision of Dr. Udit Raj, Member of Parliament in the villages of Salahpur Majra & Buddhanpur Majra. She has provided exemplary guidance and worked with communities around educational and social programs under the aegis of this national-level program. Leher has been working with the district office under the guidance and supervision of the local area District Magistrate to co-ordinate various developmental works in both these villages, which come under the District Kanjhawala.

Ms. Lena Bäcker

Member of NHEV Working Group

Lena Baker has over 25 years’ experience of specialized work as Chairwoman, Senior Advisor and Director in governments, state agencies, private companies, and NGOs. She is the Founder of Good Government Affairs with former Ministers, Deputy Minister and Director Generals assisting PM and Presidents in the world to create strong and sustainable growth. She also handles bilateral relations and investments between different countries/governments. She is also appointed as Committee Member at UNEDUCH/United Nations, Honorary Board Member of the top-level International Diplomatic Business Club’s in both UK and UAE with Royals, Diplomats and Business Leaders and Board Member at Paneuropean Union with former Imperial Princess Walburga Habsburg Douglas as Chairwoman. She is a former Enforcement Director at charge for rule of law, supervision of the large Saab bankruptcy, the Swedish financial rescue package “Taskforce for Greece” by the international Troika (IMF/European Commission/ECB). She was Chairwoman for the think tank for governments EAPB’s Chief Economists Network in Brussels, Senior Advisor at Middle East W4SG, high-level government cooperation with Turkey, Georgia. She is Co-Founder and President at Good Government Affairs. Committee Member at UNEDUCH/United Nations. International top-relations. She is also a Global Goodwill Ambassador.

Mr. Manoj M Desai

Member of NHEV Working Group

Mr. Mitesh Prajapati

Member of NHEV Working Group

Mitesh is General Secretary of Steel Users Federation of India, Managing Committee Member of the Darukhana Iron & Steel Merchants Association (DISMA) and Secretary of Chamber of Association of Maharashtra Industries & Trade (CAMIT).

Mr. Nikunj Turakhia

Member of NHEV Working Group
President
Steel Users Federation of India

Nikunj Turakhia is B. Tech. in Metallurgy from IIT, Mumbai, 1985 Batch. He is winner of Silver Medal and Recipient of “VIDHYA BHARATHI AWARD” from Indian Institute of Metals, Kolkata. He co-authored research papers on “Stainless Steel Filters” in powder metallurgy in the year 1984 and 1985. Mr. Turakhia has rich experience of more than 30 years in Steel Trading, Imports, Exports and Manufacturing. He heads STANDARD GROUP which is Authorised Distributor from major Steel Mills in India. He has full-fledged Steel Service Centre, Steel Distribution Centres under “Steel Depot”, manufacturing in steel flexible conduits, trapezoidal and sinusoidal profiles.

Mr. Nikunj Sanghi

Member of NHEV Working Group
Chairman
Automotive Skill Development Council

Nikunj Sanghi is an experienced owner with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry. A strong business development professional skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, Sales, and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). Also Chairman Automotive Skill Development Council & Past President, Federation of Automobile Dealer’s Association.

Mr. Nitin Garg

Member of NHEV Working Group
Founding Partner
Coinmen Consultants LLP

Nitin is an individual facilitator for NHEV foreign partners/suppliers and partner at leading consulting service firm COINMEN for facilitating landing and Ease of Doing Business services to foreign firms. As a Founding Partner of Coinmen Consultants, Nitin leverages an experience of nearly two decades to reposition India’s brand image for foreign investors. A business and tax expert, he strives to help multinational companies do business in India through prudent and optimal financial strategies. He believes in creating an inclusive ecosystem that not only benefits all its stakeholders but also is built for the future. A disruptor of the otherwise traditional financial services industry, Nitin is always one step ahead in the game and ensures that this practice benefits all the companies he works with; and his continual pursuit of excellence of everything else is a way of life for him.

Ms. Prabhjot Kaur

Member of NHEV Working Group
Co-founder & CEO
Esmito Solutions

Being proactive in defining Indian Charging Infrastructure working with industry and other stake holders, I want to be contributing towards setting the same for Indian specific needs and with Indian technologies. Very Passionate for Electric Vehicles, translation of R&D to commercialization has been the key focus. Innovating around Renewables and EVs; taking steps and paving path towards clean tech technologies. Grooming start-ups and Industry-academia Interactions. Look forward to a bright and clean future.

Ms. Paridhi Sharma

Member of NHEV Working Group
Founder
Sankalp Khadi

Mr. Rahul Bagdia

Member of NHEV Working Group
Cofounder
pManifold and nextERG Energy Infra

Member Working group- NHForEV 2020 (National Highways for Electric Vehicle 2020). Rahul has 15+ years of experience analyzing and contributing to Technical, Financial and Management solutions across industries and geography. He is Co-Founder of the manifold, a Utility focused Research and Consulting company. The company is a leader in emerging Market Development and Customer Experience Management, and help to make life better for masses through driving reforms and services delivery improvements across utilities and businesses. He specializes in business strategy, financial modeling, customers' social behavior understanding, policy advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. He contributes to power, water, waste, solar, smart, health, and education sectors. He has dual Masters in Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and Bachelors from VNIT, Nagpur. He earlier was R&D Head for BHTC, USA, and Investment Head for Rural Energy for ICICI supported IFMR Trust in India. He is Secretary of India Utility Knowledge and Network (IUKAN) and also Nagpur Smart City Council (NSCC). He has published papers and an avid reader, writer, and learner.

Dr. Rashi Gupta

Member of NHEV Working Group
Founder
Vision Mechatronics

Rashi is a breakthrough solution provider of E-mobility who has created new business economics around Lithium batteries in NHEV project with her expertise in advance Lithium batteries solutions. A Motivational Speaker, Techie and a Serial entrepreneur who today is Fondly known as “Batterywali of India”, she is a Pioneer in India in Advanced Lithium Batteries bringing the”World’s Smartest Lithium Battery” to India. She is a committee member with Bureau of Indian Standards, International ElectroTechnical Commission, National Energy Storage Committee -FICCI and an admired speaker on various forumsEnergy Storage, E-MOBILITY today are the focus areas.

Mr. Ritesh Malik

Member of NHEV Working Group
Co-founder
Innov8 Coworking

Dr Ritesh Malik is an Indian doctor, entrepreneur and investor. He is honored to be in FORBES 30 under 30 Finance and Venture Capital List- ASIA of 2016. He’s also the CEO of a Y Combinator company, Innov8.Work. Ritesh runs a virtual Startup Accelerator in India, currently investing in and mentoring 20+ startups across various industries. He was the first investor & mentor of FIN ROBOTICS, which became the first Indian hardware product company to raise a Series a venture funding. In 2015 Ritesh plans to launch his latest funding venture, ‘Project Guerrilla’, his vision for a premiere India based accelerator & incubation centre. He is on a mission to make India the next BIG entrepreneurial hub of the world. His journey till now has been very exciting. Since March 2013, after finishing MBBS, he cofounded a technology company (Adstuck) that sold off its flagship product (ALIVE APP) to the Times of India. He is leading an angel fund, Guerrilla Ventures that has invested in over 20 companies mostly in the hardware space e.g. Fin, Sectorqube, Exploride, WooStays, Comet Core, Flip Technologies, Wigzo, Mashinga etc.

Mr. Satyen Trivedi

Member of NHEV Working Group
CEO
Sunnovis Capital Advisor

He has an overall 21 yrs of Experience in Leadership Position such as CXO. His mission is to help SME entrepreneur to Grow Global Level MNC. He is educating Corporate in 21 St Century to Build a business model on the environment, Social & Corporate Governance (ESG) for sustainable Development Goals which is necessary for their survival. He is also on Board of International Private Equity Fund. His expertise lies in Corporate Strategy & Planning, Finance, Change Management, Performance & Process Improvement, Business Restructuring & Transformation, Digital Transformation & International Business Development.

Mr. Sameer Sortur

Member of NHEV Working Group
Founder and CEO
SquareCircle Global

Sameer is heading SqaureCircle Global which is official facilitator of EODB services of ASSAR at UAE and also facilitating investment opportunities and new technologies, new market identification and entry, technology validation and enable cross continent business opportunities for NHEV. Sameer Sortur heads the company SquareCircle Global which provides market entry and growth for B2B and B2G focused growth stage tech companies to launch across Middle East Africa, Asia Pacific and United States. SqaureCircle’s model is inclusive of Strategic Partnerships, JVs, Growth-Stage Investments and Technology, Market Intervention & Validation Advisory. SquareCircle Global works with Growth-Stage Tech Companies facing the challenges of Market Entry, Advisory, Investment and Scale. Through a systematic convergence of digital and physical, the organization is well positioned to provide professional level of Customer Acquisition, New Market Identification and Entry, Technology Validation and enable cross continent business opportunities. SquareCircle’s current vertical focus is on Technology Companies who are looking to expand across the MEA & APAC region. With their global HQ in Dubai, they establish a vital link between the West and East.

Mr. Samir Sanghvi

Member of NHEV Working Group
Co-Founder
Synthesis Group

Samir is a qualified Chartered Accountant with close to 15 years of experience in providing assurance services and tax solutions related to management goals. At Synthesis, he heads the Assurance practice. He closely works with SME clients across diverse industries including Agro food processing, Industrial Engineering solutions, Chain Restaurants, Steel and Metal, Non-Banking Financial Services, Water Technology, Logistics, Real estates & so on. Additionally he is been actively involved in training Chartered Accountant Students in the subject of Taxation. He regularly writes & is a seasoned speaker at various forums.

Mr. Saurabh Pandey

Member of NHEV Working Group
DIRECTOR & CONVENER
India Think Council

Expert of Internal Audit and Risk Management Advisory .Partner in SPS ACUITY LLP ; New Delhi based Risk Advisory firm . He has served on the board of IIA-Delhi in 2014 and member of the Institute of Internal Auditor ( Delhi Chapter). His past association with India’s reputed Chartered Accountants firm in New Delhi and auditing experience of diversified companies of different industries and of national /international repute , Ministry programs and PSU across the Indian states; gives him a solid background to enter into Policy research field He is the founding Director of India Think Council and convener of Council’s public events. Executes outreach development of the council’s vision and objective across the globe

Mr. Sathya Yalamanchili

Member of NHEV Working Group
Founder
e-Trio

Founded e-Trio Automobiles and continues to oversee the company’s product strategy including the design, engineering, and manufacturing of affordable electric vehicles for India. Cars have fascinated him, since time immemorial. Graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Hyderabad’s leading University, he pursued his executive management program from Harvard. His experience and focus is primarily in the areas of Strategy & Finance. Being a seed investor in a vast number of companies, his leadership skills perfectly blend with his vision of decarbonizing India.

Mr. Shashank Narayan

Member of NHEV Working Group

Currently serving as a Key Account Manager at Delta Electronics. Expertise in Electric Vehicle technology development & charging infra design & development through various prototypes & demonstrations. Associated with think tanks & academic institutions. • E-Mobility Policy Contributor & Developing standards for Electric Vehicles and charging Infrastructure. • Research & Development in EVs, Batteries, Solar and BMS. • Business Strategy Developer, Market Influencer, EV Enthusiast. • Experienced professional with a commitment to driving growth in the rapidly changing technology industry. ▪ Development of innovative Business & Marketing strategies, analyzing business markets and managing high-profile client relationships. ▪ Excellent teamwork skills through academic & Industrial experience, and able to easily collaborate with different groups and departments. • Master of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering. • Leadership experience in different Roles, Excellent teamwork skills through academic experience, and able to easily collaborate with different groups and departments. • Analytical and detail-oriented, allowing for quick troubleshooting and identification of viable solutions. • Congenial and enthusiastic contributor and supporter of team goals. • Excellent analytical, organizational and presentation skills. • Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a challenging environment.

Ms. Shruti Kushwah

Member of NHEV Working Group
Founder & CEO
Crealoons Innovations

Shruti Kushwah has half a decade experience as Medical Affairs Specialist, Medical Writing, Medical Marketing, still continuing as a pro. Worked with major pharmaceuticals and top Doctors of India in almost 8 different specialities including super specialties like Auto-immune diseases & Oncology. She took her expertise to explore a new horizon on Entrepreneurship. Running an Industrial Design Company since 3.5 years providing four different services inclusive of: 1. Industrial Design 2. Engineering 3. Prototype 4. Branding She has helped start ups and mid size companies create and upscale next level innovations. The company, Crealoons Innovations specialises in: – Packaging Innovations – iOT Innovations in Healthcare & Electronics – Brand Management through Identity Design As an entrepreneur, She also consults on Marketing & Branding to Furniture design companies with Interior Designers and Architects.

Mr. Shwetank Jain

Member of NHEV Working Group
Director
P2Power

Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the electrical and electronics manufacturing industry. Skilled in Advanced Power electronics solutions for Power Quality, Energy Management, Solar and Electric Vehicle domain. Involved in building the best and latest technologies around Power Quality and New energy domain. Our Solutions are currently being used globally by major corporates and industrial houses. Strong entrepreneur professional with Bachelor of Technology(B.Tech) focused in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur.

Mr. Shõan Shinde

Member of NHEV Working Group
Marketing Head
Coinmen Consultants

Shõan has been instrumental in providing communication on challenging technical aspects of NHEV for broader understanding and to create opportunity for applicants form the globe. Shõan, the Marketing Head at Coinmen Consultants, brings to the table an experience of over 12 years in building brands and businesses, including his own creative agency and a family enterprise. Leveraging his design thinking approach, business acumen, entrepreneurial experience, and formal business education from the Indian School of Business, he helps companies from across sectors, build brands and go-to-market strategies. Tapping into consumer behavior patterns as well as sectors opportunities, he assists companies to develop strategies that align with their short as well as long term goals.

Mr. Siddharth Singh

Member of NHEV Working Group
Lead Country Analyst
International Energy Agency

Ms. Sonal Mehta

Member of NHEV Working Group
Vice President
Resurgent India Ltd.

Mr. Tejas Vaghela

Member of NHEV Working Group
CTO
System Level Solutions ( India ) Pvt. Ltd.

CTO – leader of IIoT 4.0/ M2M Technology, IT, Telecom, expert of Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Deep Machine Learning, Blockchain Technology specialization, Smart City technology, IOT/ Telecom network rollout, RF Wireless sensor network and EV technology rolloutWorked over 15+ Years with companies like Public Sector, Privately owned firm and Multinational.As a Thought Leader, I am helping Manufacturing Industries to achieve Digital Transformation Journey through Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Digitalization of Industrial Assets.

Ms. Tripti Singhal

Member of NHEV Working Group
Founder
Womennovator

Chartered Accountant and Post Graduate in law, is the founder of KGS Advisors. She has been mentoring and advising entrepreneurs—comprising handholding and laying procedures for SMEs, due diligence reviews, forensic audits, statutory and internal audits, and other business advisory services—across sectors and business stages to help them build successful exponential-growth businesses. She is also the founder of Gvriksh (a go green initiative), which works extensively on tree plantation, recycling and upcycling of waste; the curator of Incupedia, StemEdkids (innovative learning), and BEconomy (a go cash free initiative). Ms. Somani is the Founding President (Delhi) and part of the national managing committee of COWE INDIA, which creates a one-stop solution for women in business. It will be the debut ramp walk for this paragon of intelligence, elegance, and flamboyance. And so, she is as excited as any first-timer, but more confident than the many timers because she is going to walk with her heart.

Mr. Vipin Kumar

Member of NHEV Working Group
Founder & CEO
The Sakhsham Group

Mr. Vishal Thakkar

Member of NHEV Working Group
Founder Director
Tridha Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Vishal Thakkar is the Partner of Tridha Ventures LLP and has an experience of more than 18 years in infrastructure (LNG,Transport,EV Charging), industrial and consumer domain. He has the ability to execute projects from ground level and conclude it to the full cycle. Vishal has an extensive experience in business development, commercial negotiations & contract management as well as fund raising, project development and infrastructure concession. His total work on projects worth is more than USD 2.5 bn and enjoys working in cross-functional, cross cultural team on project mode basis.