Emergent Ventures

Vinod Kala
Founder and Managing Director

Vinod has over 25 years of industry experience, centered on clean energy, strategic management and finance. Over the years, he has launched a number of new businesses in clean technologies including renewable energy aggregators in wind, hydro, bio-mass, and also business in LED appliances, sustainable farming, solar-powered water purification systems etc.

He founded Emergent Ventures India (EVI) in 1999 and launched the clean development business in 2004. Since then EVI has become a globally recognized thought leader in climate change mitigation and sustainable development having completed more than 300 assignments across several geographies. He has been personally involved with incubation of several new businesses; designing and formalizing a number of renewable energy policies and financing instruments; championing the cause of renewable energy, sustainable development, rural electrification, smart grid development, net metered solar water pumping programs etc.

Some highlights of his work 

  • Launched RE Businesses (Hydro, Wind and Bio-mass), created capacities ~ 500 MW+
  • Developed and promoted new and innovative financing mechanisms for renewable energy and energy efficiency, off grid energy services, carbon backed financing, loans for energy efficient homes, venture funds for energy services company, partial risk guarantee fund for energy efficiency etc.
  • designed and brought to implementation a number of new business models for rural micro grids, solar water pumping, high yield high value sustainable farming,  energy efficiency, smart city initiatives, smart grid and metering initiatives, design of integrated renewable energy zones (combining wind, solar, biomass, storage)
  • Networked several business platforms, product development spin-ins etc.
  • Developed a large scale carbon finance opportunity for a well-known corporate entity (~500 million euros)
  • Sale of VERs from a 400 MW Hydro Power Project - then the largest VER Deal in the world.
  • Design and Development of a globally benchmarked, process based organization system for a manufacturing plant in UAE.

His industry experience, insight and know-how is unmatched

Contact: vinod.kala@emergent-ventures.com 


Atul Sanghal
Business Head - Climate & Sustainability

Atul heads EVI's Sustainability and Climate Change Consulting business. He  is a sustainability and climate change expert with over 18 years of industry experience in energy and environment management. He has led several first of its kinds assessments of new technologies in climate change. He is a highly regarded expert in climate change assessments globally.

He is a Mechanical Engineer from G B Pant University-Pantnagar, with a Masters in Energy & Environment from IIT-Delhi and obtained PGPM from MDI-Gurgaon




Nikhilesh R Singh
Business Head- Wind

Nikhilesh is the MD of WinDForce, wind focussed subsidiary of EVI. He has directly overseen 10000+ MW of renewable energy capacity and has more than 26 years of experience. He has previously worked with  3 –Tier as MD, handling more than 9000MW of renewable energy projects  including wind & solar project assessments, conceptualization, project implementation, performance monitoring, contracting, and forensic investigations. During his time at IREDA, he has designed, financed and implemented wind and solar projects for clients and managed their financial structuring. His contributions made wind one of the most successful sectors for IREDA, contributing to about 70 percent of their business.

Contact:  nikhilesh.singh@emergent-ventures.com 





Anurag Mishra
Business Head-Solar

Anurag is a veteran in the field of energy and infrastructure with over 25 years of experience with the railways, power and telecom sectors. He is recognised industry-wide for his highly efficient and cost effective solar solutions. He has been trained in off grid/grid connected solar inverter at Hanover Messe, String Monitoring system in Germany, Electronic interlocking system at Nippon Signal, Japan and at Nissin Densetsu, Japan. He has a B Tech (Electrical and Electronics) from BITS Pilani.

Contact: anurag.mishra@sunaura.co.in