Ashvin holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, and a master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins.
James is a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, the India leadership initiative of the Ananta-Aspen Institute, and a moderator of Aspen’s value-based leadership programmes. He has a B.S. degree from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from Wharton, and an MA from the Johns Hopkins University.
Samit has over 20 years’ experience in leading business development and rural marketing initiatives for consumer products, renewable energy and social impact organisations. Prior to Smart Power India, Samit led the profit and loss initiatives for Fieldking which is a farm equipment manufacturing company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Calcutta University. Samit is an avid follower of football and loves to travel.
Finance and Operations
Seema worked with Marie Stopes International prior to the current assignment and was responsible for heading finance and administrations. A fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Seema is a certified trainer in financial management from Mango, UK. She enjoys listening to music and reading.
Communications and Advocacy
Vaishali has 16 years of experience in strategising and implementing both external faced and internal communications and advocacy for development organisations. Prior to this she worked for Micro Finance Institutions Network, the regulatory body of RBI for microfinance companies and was responsible for leading the communications and marketing functions.
Vaishali holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications and Media from University of Delhi and a Master’s in International Journalism from City, University of London where she was also awarded the Commonwealth scholarship. Vaishali is an avid follower of sports and plays basketball and tennis.
Rahul Kumar Kandoi
ESCO Relations and Performance
He brings in more than 11 years of experience with a successful track record in business development and project management of renewable energy projects across Asia and Africa. Rahul worked with Emergent Ventures India and was responsible for leading the business division.
Rahul holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India. His interests include writing poetry and travelling.
Umang has over 10 years of experience in business consulting and that of the development sector. He has led business development initiatives for social enterprises including d.light and Greenway Grameen Infra.
Umang holds a bachelors’ degree in Engineering from Bharti Vidyapeeth University and is a Fellow of Unchartered Institute, USA. He pursues adventure sports and is also a keen follower of global politics.
Satya Prakash Choubey
Satya has over 14 years’ experience in managing programme implementation in rural settings across the development sector. Satya previously worked for Population Services International (PSI) where he was responsible for promoting rural sanitation enterprises and facilitating sanitation financing in rural Bihar.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Forestry from Utkal University and a Master’s degree in Rural Management from the Xavier Institute of Management (XIMB). Satya’s interests include travelling and listening to music.
Prabhat Kumar Singh
Prabhat has more than 17 years of experience in the development sector notably in implementing rural development projects. In his previous assignment, at Population Services International, Prabhat was responsible for the execution of the tuberculosis programme across five states of India.
Prabhat holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sciences and a Master’s degree in Sociology from Bihar University, Patna.
State Manager- Program Implementation
Bihar & Jharkhand
He has more than 15 years of experience across the financial inclusion, microfinance and development sector, delivering functions like marketing, business development, operations, training and project implementation.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Benaras Hindu University and Master Degree in Business Administration from IBS, Hyderabad. His hobbies include reading, writing, watching movies and playing badminton and volleyball.
Sagar has over 8 years of experience in accounting and finance and worked previously with WaterAid in the same capacity. Sagar is a chartered accountant and has also completed his Bachelors’ in Law from CCSU, Meerut besides being a member of Certified Public Accountants (CPA), Australia. He enjoys listening to music and reading.
Business Modelling & Analytics
He brings in more than 8 years of experience with a successful track record in corporate and project finance. Abhishek has previously worked with Ernst & Young and was part of Valuation, Modelling & Economics team.
He’s a Qualified Chartered Accountant and rated among the best financial modelers in the world. His interests include bike riding and tennis.
She holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from University College London and has experience with projects in the fields of women's empowerment, health economics, and sanitation. Her interests include baking and travelling.