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.
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.
Goutam BiswasHead of Finance and Accounts
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.
Rani KamuniPollinator Experience Officer
Rani is inspired by bringing smiles. She is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering with past experience at an automobile company for two years as well as at Not-for-profit organizations. She enjoys singing, dancing and at the same time is a freelance model and actor. She’s always up for new experiences and challenges. She’s with Pollinate Energy as she gets an opportunity to see the smiles of the underprivileged.
Mousumi ChatterjeeSalesforce Developer
Mousumi is currently working as a Salesforce Developer with us. She is based from Kolkata and worked at Kerala previously. She pursued her Master degrees from BIT Mesra in Computer Science. She likes painting and yoga apart from “fishes”. She believes that no one should be strangle held from development due to lack of light and basic needs so she wants to put an end to light poverty.
Raghavendra BugadeRegional Sales Manager - South
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 AhmedDeputy Regional Operations Manager
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.
Manjunath KGAssistant Sales Manager
Manjunath was born in the Kolar district of Karnataka and was our first official Pollinator, joining us in February 2013.
Prior to joining Pollinate Energy, Manjunath worked in villages as a loan agent. Manjunath wanted to work as a Pollinator because he wanted to help poor people in his community and make their lives better.
He feels very satisfied when his customers tell him he is doing a great job, and wants to see more happy faces in the communities by lighting up more houses.
In 2016, Manjunath was promoted to the role of Assistant Sales Manager in our Bangalore office.
Bathi Raju GOperations Manager - Hyderabad
Bathi Raju joins our Hyderabad team as Operations Manager having successfully completed his NISM Certification in 2015. Raju graduated from PYDA Degree College, Kakinada in 2003. Prior to joining Pollinate, he has worked for 7 years in retail banking, wholesale banking and Asset Banking at HDFC and DCB Bank. In his spare time, Raju enjoys cricket, swimming and travelling.
Santanu BhowmikSales and Operations Manager - Kolkata
Santanu completed his Bachelor of Arts in 2012. After a stint with ICICI Bank, he moved to one of our partners, Greenlight Planet, where he was introduced to the concept of social entrepreneurship. This was how he came to hear of Pollinate Energy, and he has joined us in our journey in this space. He likes to play cricket in his spare time.
Satyendra YadawDeputy Regional Sales Manager - North
Satyendra is graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications & an MBA in Marketing / IT with more than 6+ years experience in office automation, IT sales & team management. Prior to joining Pollinate as Lucknow’s Sales Manager, Satyendra worked with Monotech Systems Ltd as an Area Manager and INFRES Methodex Ltd in a Team Handling role. Satyendra has strong self-belief, but is also very passionate about team-work. Satyendra is very fond of watching cricket and loves travelling – in fact his bag is always ready to move from one place to other place.
Siddhartha Misra Operations Manager - Lucknow.
Siddhartha completed a Bachelors in Commerce and an MBA in Finance at the University of Lucknow before joining Pollinate as a City-Startup Intern, tasked with helping the City Co-Founders establish Pollinate’s fourth city- Lucknow. His relentless execution and keen dedication towards Pollinate’s mission took him to new heights in his current role as Business Operations Officer in Lucknow. Siddhartha prides himself in his ability to communicate with new people and has a great interest and knowledge of Politics.
Eloise TelfordCity Leader: Lucknow
Eloise is a graduate of Development Practice with an interest in understanding social and cultural dynamics of development. She has spent time with communities working on environmental issues across Australia and believes grassroots solutions have the potential to transform our world. She first fell in love with India in 2014 when completing a fellowship with Pollinate and is now back in Lucknow as a City Leader. When she’s not organising community events or teaching herself a language, Eloise likes dancing to house music, collaborating on self-published magazines and making friends with goats.
Masa SabahHive Enhancement Officer
Masa has majored in Human Resource Management and has always felt passionate about employee dynamics, the psychology of success, and the efficacy of informed leadership. She worked in the corporate world and realized that was not something she felt motivated about so she moved to India, enrolled herself in a Social Intrapreneurship Fellowship, and started working with Pollinate Energy in July 2017 on the training and development of staff and Pollinators. She appreciates humor, LOVES being outdoors and is always looking for an adventure. Her goal is to someday open her own enterprise in her country (Palestine) that focuses on the development and sustainability of Palestinian communities
Siddharth VermaSales and Operations Manager, Kanpur
Siddharth did his M.B.A in Marketing from GBTU University, Lucknow before joining Pollinate. Previously, Siddharth has discharged a range of diverse roles. He worked as a Medical Representative in a Renowned Pharma company after which he worked Marketing Executive in an FMCG company. Previous to Pollinate, Siddharth worked at an Automation company. He prides himself on his great knowledge in Politics and Economics.
Biheng ZhangDirector of Philanthropy
Biheng is deeply committed to the for-purpose sector, professionally and personally. Recognising the power of philanthropy to translate vision to action, she has built a career forming partnerships and raising vital funds for organisations including the National Gallery of Victoria, The Song Room, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Prostate Cancer UK. Biheng has landed the dream job at Pollinate Energy, working collectively with a global team of visionary, passionate and deeply engaged individuals to achieve sustainable social and environmental impact. Outside of Pollinate Energy, Biheng sits on the board of contemporary art gallery Linden New Art, and is a committee member of Lengo Football Academy.
Luke BarbagalloPartnerships and Programs Manager
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.
Laura BarstowAustralian Hive Manager
Laura has built a career working in small, dynamic teams with a focus on shaping organisational culture and performance. Her values of compassion, community and learning are what have brought her to join the team of innovative and collaborative leaders at Pollinate Energy. She is a strong proponent of sustainable energy solutions, mitigating climate change and empowering communities for the better. Outside of keeping the Australian hive buzzing Laura enjoys volunteering with a number of not for profit organisations and attracting local birdlife to her home through mastering the art of sustainable gardening.