Emergent Ventures
EMERGENT VENTURES INDIA

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 helped launch a number of new businesses in Clean Technologies including Renewable Energy Aggregators in wind, hydro and bio-mass energy, LED Appliances, Sustainable Farming etc.


His special area of expertise has been Strategic Management, Financing, Mergers and Acquisitions and Cross Border Partnerships, Venture Financing 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 and leading business in the Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Development with more than 300 assignments, and has been personally involved with incubation of business, Renewable Energy Policy and Financing, Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development, Rural Electrification etc.


A profile of his experience- 


Launch of RE Businesses (Hydro, Wind and Bio-mass), which have created capacities ~ 500 MW+ 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. New Business models including for rural micro grids, high yield high value sustainable farming, design of integrated Renewable Energy Zones (combining wind, solar, biomass) networked business platforms, product development spin-ins etc. Large Scale carbon finance opportunity development ~ 500 million Euro+ for well known corporate. Sale of VERs from a 400 MW Hydro Power Project - then the largest VER Deal in the world. He has acquisition of capacities and businesses in India as well as across globe. Design and Development of a globally benchmarked, process based organization for a manufacturing plant in UAE.


Contact: vinod.kala@emergent-ventures.com 
   


ATUL SANGHAL
Business Head - Climate & Sustainability
Atul currently heads Sustainability & Climate Change consulting at EVI. He is an Energy and Environment management expert of over 18 years of industry experience. 

He is passionate about bringing change through technology and is always keen on opportunities that lead to sustainable development to benefit society.

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


Contact:
atul@emergent-ventures.com


   


JAMI HOSSAIN
Founder & Chief Mentor - Wind Business

Jami Hossain is a known international expert in wind energy and over the last 25 years has carried out pioneering work in this field. He is credited for bringing cutting edge technologies to India and for having initiated some of the most flourishing businesses in the wind energy sector in India. In the past he has held top management positions with Enercon (India) Ltd., Vestas RRB Ltd., Indian Wind Energy Association and Gujarat Flouro-chemicals Limited. Having implemented the first wind farm projects in India, he is also known internationally for research in wind resource assessment, modeling and simulation of wind power, grid integration, assessment of wind power potential and policy and regulatory research.


Jami Hossain is currently on the National Council of Indian Wind Power Association (IWPA - www.windpro.org), on the Governing Council of Indian Wind Energy Association (InWEA - www.inwea.org) and is also Treasurer of World Wind Energy Association (WWEA - www.wwindea.org).


Contact: jami@windforce-management.com


   


Kapil Kumar Nirmal
Head-Solar Business

Kapil brings a plethora of design and engineering experience in Solar PV Industry to the table. Having spent a substantial part of his work life in Germany, working with giants like M+W Group, Kapil has been involved in the design and development of significant Solar Energy plants in the continent. He has completed an Executive Program in Management from IIM Calcutta and has B Tech (Electrical and Electronics).

Contact: kapil.nirmal@sunaura.co.in

   


ANURAG MISHRA
Head-Solar Business

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 reckoned in the industry with his highly efficient and cost effective energy 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 

   


JATIN KAPOOR
Head- Business Development

Jatin currently leads the business development efforts of EVI's consulting business globally.  His current role includes developing new client relationships, servicing key clients, developing business partnerships and managing the business development pipeline across geographies and domains. With experience across the Indian sub-continent, Southeast Asia, Pacific Island Countries, Africa and Europe, Jatin now leads a regional team of sustainability and clean energy experts.


One of the initial members of EVI’s team, he has worked across verticals of sustainable development, carbon markets, clean energy and ESG space over the last 10 years. In the past, Jatin led EVI’s expansion in Southeast Asia and established operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia & Singapore.


Jatin is a Chemical Engineer from National Institute of Technology – Surat, Masters in Management from Alliance Business Academy, Bangalore and a Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.


Contact: jatin@emergent-ventures.com