Alexie has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Arts with a long-held interest in sustainable energy solutions. She spent the early years of her career working as a nuclear design engineer with ANSTO and with AGL, Australia’s largest portfolio owner of renewable energy. Throughout her studies and professional life, Alexie has also held multiple local and international community development roles, culminating in a position as Energy Hub Coordinator for Engineers Without Borders in 2012. This sparked her passion for improving energy access in the developing world. She is now based in Bangalore, India with Pollinate Energy where she continues to pursue this passion and is developing a slight addiction to South Indian dosas.
Arjun BolangdyHead of Operations
A social impact enthusiast, Arjun graduated from the RV College of Engineering, Bangalore in 2012, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining Pollinate, Arjun worked as a business consultant at Schneider Electric for almost three years, where he cultivated a passion to serve the underprivileged. While he isn’t beating himself up over Manchester United’s current form, Arjun enjoys reading philosophy and listening to Led Zeppelin.
Amarnarth ReddyFinance and Admin Officer
Amar graduated from the University of Pune with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and a diploma in Spanish. Before starting his career at Pollinate Energy Amar volunteered and worked as an intern for a charity, a think tank and a wind energy company. Amar is a martial art rookie and an avid football fan. He is always up for a discussion on history and dreams of starring in his versions of ‘Enter the Dragon’ and ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ someday.
Raghavendra DevadiNew Product Sales Manager
A travel enthusiast with a passion to give back to the society, ‘Ronniiee’ as he loves to be called brings strong expertise in water treatment and has worked in the industry for the past 10 years. Prior to joining Pollinate Energy, he has worked closely with the Government to help setup water treatment plants for most of the rural areas across South India. Ronniiee has also extensive experience working with cross cultural teams in the US, Africa and some parts of Middle East. He has mentored and taught young minds at different colleges in India and abroad. He enjoys teaching, reading and listening to classical music. He currently lives in Bangalore with his family.
Murli PadmanabhanExecutive Vice President - Sales
Murli has an MBA in Marketing and is a senior sales and marketing professional with more than 25 years of work experience in India and West Africa, excelling in challenging roles and assignments. He has handled diverse industry sectors like Construction & Building Products, Printing and Packaging, Insurance and Financial Services, Telecom Retail, Management Consulting, Training and Development, Packaged Foods and Consumer Goods. His primary expertise is in sales/business development, handling large sales teams, creating distribution channels and sales force training and skill up-gradation. He is keenly interested in bringing a positive change and impacting the lives of underprivileged communities in India. He is an avid sports enthusiast and loves watching cricket, tennis and football.
Mohan GaikwadRecruitment Manager
A change agent, passionate to improve the lives of people by ‘Pollinating’ the idea of using Clean Source of Energy.Mohan completed his Masters in Business Administration from Pune university. He has experience of working with various for-profit, not-for-profit organisations.
Gautam BiswasHead of Accounts and Compliance
Goutam has 8 years of experience in accounting and taxation. He holds an MBA in Finance and Human Resources Management from Vidyasagar University, B.Com (Hons) in Finance from Calcutta University and Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Accounting from Jadavpur University. Prior to joining Pollinate Energy, Goutam worked with TaxMantra Solutions as Asst-Manager Finance, and Hiland Group and Bengal NRI Complex Limited as Sr. Executive Finance and Accounts. His hobbies include participating in social service activities, reading books and swimming.
Raghavendra BugadeSales Manager - Bangalore
Raghavendra completed a Masters of Business Admnistration from Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences – Allahabad, India, and holds a Masters of Arts in Sociology from Hampi University. Before he joined Pollinate, Raghu worked as the Senior Marketing Executive at Kotak Urja Private Limited-Bangalore, one of the leading companies in India dedicated to promoting eco-friendly and environmentally safe renewable energy technologies.
Jabir holds a Bachelors in Commerce from Mahaveer Jain College Bangalore (2005). He has worked with one of the best telecom companies in India, Airtel, as an Operations Manager, followed by a position as Unit Manager with Mphasis, Bangalore, for 6 years as Unit Manager. Jabir is has always had an interest in sustainable products and enjoys solving creative problems.
Syed AyubSales Manager - Hyderabad
Syed is an MBA in Marketing & Human Resource – a dynamic professional with 14+ yrs of rich diversified experience in Sales & Marketing, with a positive approach towards life. He has expertise in Business Development, Client Relationships, Team Management, and Product Launches, with experience in the fields of Real estate, financial sectors & IT Education. A keen planner, strategist & implementer with demonstrated abilities in devising sales & marketing activities and accelerating the business growth, Syed is an effective communicator with excellent relationship building skills. His passion to work in micro finance segment business operations and socially responsible organisations brought him to Pollinate Energy. He loves to travel and enjoys listening to music.
Julia PontiProgram Leader - Kolkata
Júlia graduated from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) in Advertising and Public Relations and in 2015 she finished her Master’s Degree in Communication of Armed Conflicts, Peace and Social Movements in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She is passionate about social change and she has professional experience volunteering in different NGOs like Amnesty International and Quepo in Barcelona and Ixmucané in Guatemala, she’s always been an activist to improve social rights. Her biggest passion is to travel slow discovering the culture and the people. She decided to join Pollinate Energy as it’s the best fit: social impact in a developing country, India.
Matteo CentonzeProgram Leader - Kolkata
Matteo is a two meter tall Italian engineer passionate about renewable energies and new technologies. His professional experience started with IT, then he did a master degree in management at IE Business School in Madrid and he felt in love with Spain so he decided to stay a year as a project manager for a multinational company. As time passed by, he realized how keen he was to be part of a business that has a social impact. He decided to quit his job and start with a new life and a new project: Pollinate Energy. One movie he loves is Nuovo Cinema Paradiso and the song he’ll always sing is Manuel from El Puchero del Hortelano.
Debjyoti RoySales Manager - Kolkata
Debjyoti is an MBA in Marketing & Human Resources, with more than 5 years of qualitative experience in Regional / Area Sales, Client Acquisition and Team handling and IT sales. He is well versed in developing markets & generating business through formulation of strategic plans. Prior to joining Pollinate energy, Debjyoti worked with HDFC Bank as a manager and Pine Labs Pvt Ltd as an Area Sales Manager. Debjyoti believes he has a responsibility towards the betterment of the society and environment. A die hard cricket game lover and a player himself, Debjyoti loves to be a part of Pollinate Energy.
Tabrez AnwarBusiness Operations Officer - Kolkata
Tabrez is an MBA in Marketing & Human Resources, with an undergraduate education in Accounts Honours. He is learning a lot at Pollinate Energy and is proud to be a part of the organisation.
Jeremy SlaterCity Cofounder - Lucknow
Jeremy graduated from the University of Leeds in Human Physiology in 2009. From there, he took the unlikely path into emerging markets investment support, in London and NYC. It was a short social business fellowship programme in Ghana which gently nudged him into exiting the corporate world and upping sticks to India. Jeremy joins Pollinate Energy as City Co-Founder and hopes to bring a fresh pair of eyes to products and processes.
Marc BruguerasCity Cofounder - Lucknow
Marc graduated from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF Barcelona) in Business and Market Research in 2009. For more than five years his professional career has been focused in the pharmaceutical industry working internationally in Germany, Spain and Singapore. He decided to join Pollinate Energy as City Co-funder to make a change in his professional career to social business. Marc loves Photography and all his work can be seen at www.marcbrugueras.com.
Ajai SinghSales Manager - Lucknow
Ajai post graduated in management from the Apeejay School of Management New Delhi and joined pollinate energy with a passion for Sales and bringing change to lives of underprivileged . Working for telecom domestic BPO’s and Start up Solar companies for the past 12 years, worked in different business functions like Sales , Business Development , Service operations and training. Working for social business brings him to Pollinate Energy as Ajai has always had an interest in entrepreneurship and specially in sustainable products to help people do there best as entrepreneurs which he does with his team in Pollinate Energy.
Anna McGregorAustralian National Manager
Anna holds over 15 years experience working in community development (including India, Vietnam, and Indigenous Australia), Government, and business. She has an entrepreneurial spirit having started two of her own businesses, most recently, a sustainable fashion clothing label. The label has been awarded for its focus on promoting fair and sustainable employment for garment workers, and an ethical supply chain. Anna is passionate about harnessing business to empower communities to live more productive, healthy and safe lives. She also believes in community development that is people centered and uses innovation to deliver sustainable solutions to problems… Meaning being part of the Pollinate Energy family is a perfect fit!
Luke BarbagalloProgram Officer
Luke’s mission is to be an active participant in a collective journey towards social, economic and environmental sustainability. Luke is driven by an inquisitive nature and an unwavering commitment to realising a better tomorrow. He believes that strong community engagement and agency is the key to successful and sustainable communities, and is passionate about connecting local change-makers with government and private business in order to facilitate long term and meaningful change in our communities.