Shardul Kulkarni

Clean Energy Enthusiast | GH2GNH3 Expert

Shardul is MD & CEO of Deesha Power Solutions Pvt Ltd. He is an energy transition professional with ~21 years of experience in power and renewable energy. During this tenor, he facilitated investments in energy transition projects with cumulative investment of USD 1 billion+ across multiple geographies viz South East Asia and Western Africa.

In the past , he worked with blue chip organisations like SBICAP, Crisil Infra, Singapore PE Advisory and Tata Strategic. Now he is advising multiple clients for their foray in GH2GNH3. Among others, he is associated as GH2 Expert for a Singaporean Fund.

He has been invited at many industrial events to share his unique point of view in the areas of Green Hydrogen, Net Zero, Energy Transition, waste to energy, Energy Efficiency & Managing Cost of Energy, ash management, coal gasification, etc

Further, he has authored 15+ thought leadership articles on various energy matters including GH2 and Energy Transition arena. In addition to this, he has a YouTube channel “Hydrogenwala” to spread awareness about green hydrogen and green ammonia to industry at large.

Manish Panchal

Strategic Thinker | Business Leader | Investor | Author of the Book 'DEFINE YOUR ORBIT'

Manish is an Executive Director – Investment Banking Business at Equirus Capital a leading Merchant Bank of India. He is also a Mentor at Deesha Power. He has overall 32 years of experience with equal mix of Industry and Strategy and Operation Consulting.

Prior to joining Equirus he has served as Senior Leader at DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS)– a global leader in Operation Risk Management and ESG Consulting. And, prior to DSS he has worked as Sr. Practice Head Chemicals & Energy practice at TATA Strategic Management Group, India’s leading Strategy Consulting Firm where he helped 50+ large and medium size corporations for Sustainable Business Growth.

Manish is a ‘NEW ENERGY’ enthusiast and his area of expertise is Strategy Development, Operationalizing Strategy Execution (Organic & Inorganic), M&A, Turnaround Management and Operation Excellence.

He also has to his credit 50+ business articles published in various industry journals. He has been member of FICCI Chemicals & Petrochemicals Task Force and Think Tank Committees.

Prof G. D. Yadav

Renowned H2 Scientist | Padmashree Awardee (2016)

Professor Ganapati D. Yadav is one of the topmost, highly prolific, and accomplished engineering scientists of hydrogen sector in India. He is now selected as the National Science Chair (Mode I) by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, which is a very prestigious national honour. He also holds the titles of Emeritus Professor of Eminence and was bestowed with J.C. Bose National Fellowship by DST since 2010 until recently. He is internationally recognized by many prestigious and rare awards as an academician, researcher and innovator, including his seminal contributions to education, research and innovation in Green Chemistry and Engineering, Catalysis, Chemical Engineering, Energy Engineering, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, and Development of Clean and Green Technologies.

For 10.5 years, he served as the Founding Vice Chancellor and R.T. Mody Distinguished Professor, and Tata Chemicals Darbari Seth Distinguished Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, which is a Deemed-to-be-University having Elite Status and Centre of Excellence given by State Assembly on par with IITs/IISc/IISERs. He serves as the Adjunct Professor at University of Saskatchewan, Canada, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and Conjoint Professor, University of New Castle, Australia. He was conferred Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour, by the President of India in 2016 for his outstanding contributions to Science and Engineering. He has been 2 recipient of two honorary doctorates: D. Sc. (Hon. Causa, DYPU) and D. Eng. (Hon. Causa, NIT Agartala). As the Vice Chancellor he created many records.