Emergent Ventures

Mr. Ravi K. Sinha is a Chancellor's Medalist in Mechanical Engineering from Agra University and has a post graduate diploma in Marketing and Sales Management from Delhi University. He is a business leader and management professional with a successful track record of turn-around, new business launches, building market leadership, negotiating international treaties, organization capability building, mergers & acquisitions etc. He was CEO and Group Head of SRF Limited. He has also served on the Board of Gabriel India Limited and ACE Refractories Limited. He is currently on the board of PVR Pictures Ltd., Henkel Teroson Limited and TPG Wholesale Pvt. Ltd. He has been advisor/mentor to CEOs/senior executives of several companies such as Anand Group, ICICI Venture Management Company Ltd., PVR Ltd., Shalimar Paints Ltd., Jindal Stainless Ltd., and Art d'inox, etc.

Mr. TVG Krishnamurthy qualified his Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras and received his post graduate diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad in 1969. He is a top management professional with more than 40 years of global experience working with Indian, Chinese and MNC companies across Asia. He has worked with Grindwell Norton, India, Kalbe Pharma and Cadbury, India, and. He is a mentor to a number of very interesting start-ups in technology, both IT and bio-technology. 

Mr. Gaurav Sharma holds a Master in Business Administration degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has over eighteen years of experience both in the US and India across entrepreneurship, private equity, M&A, corporate finance and investment banking. He has a strong Media and Entertainment, Telecom, IT&ITES, Consumer and Auto sector expertise. He is currently serving as a partner in IDFC Alternatives. He was a Director and part of the founding team at Providence Equity Partners’ India office and was responsible for all aspects of the investment activities of the fund.  He has also served as a part of the Investment banking team in New York office of Deutsche Bank and Charlotte office of Wachovia Capital and the Mergers and Acquisitions Investment Banking team of Deutsche Bank, New York. Mr. Sharma started his career as a Founder and CEO of Trinayana Auto.

Mr. Vinod K. Kala is the Managing Director and Founder of the Company. Today, Vinod is widely recognized as an influential leader in the climate change space, having done pioneering work in introducing new products and services. Vinod has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad, where he ranked amongst the top students. He also has a B. Engineering in Mechanical Engineering.