MEC is a dynamic group of forward-looking professionals based in Kenya and India

APRIL ALLDERDICE

CEO and Co-Founder

APRIL ALLDERDICE

April is a leading entrepreneur in clean energy finance. She pioneered distributed solar finance with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, and worked in large scale electric utilities with McKinsey and Co. As a cofounder of MEC she innovated a safe and scalable platform for financial institutions to provide clean energy loans to rural households.

JAMES DAILEY

Director and Co-Founder

JAMES DAILEY

James is a Director and Co-Founder of MEC.

NARENDRA PRAJAPATI

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

NARENDRA PRAJAPATI

Over the past 15 years, Narendra has worked with reputed organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hinduja Group, Fortune Finance, Nexia & Gravita in various roles. His expertise are in Fund Raising, Financial Planning & Management, Business Strategy, MIS & Budgeting.

SRISKANDH SUBRAMANIAN

Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)

SRISKANDH SUBRAMANIAN

Sriskandh oversees the carbon program of MEC. He has worked on global sustainability issues for over 15 years. He has previously worked as the Head of Standard Development at the Gold Standard Foundation and serves on the Registration and Issuance Team of the UNFCCC.

JAYASHREE RAO

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

JAYASHREE RAO

Jayashree heads growth and Operations for MEC. Having worked with corporates like Eureka Forbes and Ion Exchange limited & Inthree Access, Jayashree comes with over 20 years of experience working in Water, health and livelihood sectors in rural India.

ANKITA JENA

Senior Programme Manager

ANKITA JENA

Ankita is assisting in managing CDM project activities for MEC. She has 6 years of experience in research, policy advocacy, govt. liasioning, project implementation and multi-stakeholder engagement in clean energy space and waste management. During her past tenure, she was in the National Committee that formulated the draft National Policy on Mini Grids. Ankita has done her master’s in Natural Resource Management from TERI University.

ANUPAM KULKARNI

Finance Consultant

ANUPAM KULKARNI

Anupam Kulkarni is having overall experience of 5 years in Accounts, Finance, MIS, Corporate Compliances. He is associated with MEC for assisting the Finance Team in handling Accounts & Compliance of MEC Africa. Previously  he was employed with Infrastructure Company located in Mumbai as a Finance Executive.

ASESS FERNANDES

Manager Human Resources

ASESS FERNANDEZ

Asess has 7 years of experience in end to end Human Resource Management.  She holds degree in HRM from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and worked with companies like CIPLA, Artline India and Edwise International..  At MEC, Asess manages the entire gamut of Human Activities. In her Leisure time, she loves baking and cooking

ASHOK SADASHIVAN

Sales Force Manager, India

ASHOK SADASHIVAN

Ashok is managing the sales team in southern India. Previously, he worked as senior manager with SELCO Solar Light Pvt. Ltd – a social enterprise that provides sustainable energy solutions to rural households in India.

DILKHUSH PARMAR

Carbon Technical Officer, India

DILKHUSH PARMAR

Dilkhush is an Electrical engineer with 4 years of work experience in with Navyug Pharma and co-founded an e-commerce company. His area of expertise is management, project planning, and strategy. During his leisure time, he loves to play cricket, volunteer at NGOs and he is a Vipassana meditator.

JALPA KUMAWAT

Finance Consultant

JALPA KUMAWAT

CA Jalpa Kumawat is having 10 years of experience with reputed organizations in various roles. Her expertise are in Accounts, Financial Planning & Management, MIS & Budgeting, Taxation. In MEC, Jalpa assists the finance team in handling global accounts and finance.

JOHANNES FEDON

Regional Manager, Africa

JOHANNES FEDON

Johannes currently manages MEC’s Africa operations and Chaguzi project where he is working on the commercialisation, scaling and technology integration strategy to help underbanked and unbanked customers get access to green energy loans and products. He has been working as a consultant since 2015 in financial services and strategy and operations for Deloitte among others. Johannes is a graduate of the University of Passau in Germany and the University of York in the UK and holds degrees in international business and social policy.

JOHNSON SELVAKUMAR

Product Demonstrator

JOHNSON SELVAKUMAR

He is an integral part of the team at the office and in the field. John purchased water purifiers for his family after joining the MEC team, and thereafter became a clean energy advocate and product demonstrator.

KRISHA DAVE

Carbon Officer

KRISHA DAVE

Krisha assists in partner engagement and data operations at MEC. She has a background in MSc. Climate change and environmental policy from The University of Leeds, UK. Her interests centre on Climate Change science, climate economics and environment policy. Her previous experiences have been in research and academia.

MIRIAM NJOROGE

Sales Force Manager, Africa

MIRIAM NJOROGE

Miriam manages the sales team at Equity Bank in Kenya. Previously, Miriam worked as sales director of Greenchar, a briquette manufacturing company. While working as an MEC sales team member, she reached more households with clean energy solutions than any other team member.

POONAM TOSHNIWAL

Finance and Accounts Manager

POONAM TOSHNIWAL

CA Poonam Toshniwal currently assist finance team at MEC. She was previously associated with Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and served 3 years of articleship at Grant Thronton.Her expertise are in Accounts, Financial Planning & Management, MIS & Budgeting.

PRANTIK MITRA

Carbon Officer, India

PRANTIK MITRA

Prantik currently oversees MEC’s machine learning projects and acts as an advisor to financial partners for strategic utilisation of carbon funds. He has over three years of work experience in techno-economic research and consulting across energy and climate change domain. He has previously been associated with esteemed organisations like Microsoft and TERI. He has been an author to India Solar Compass 2019 and several policy documents for the government. Prantik is a graduate of Presidency College (Kolkata) and holds an MSc in Climate Science and Policy from TERI University.

SUSAN MANIA

Data Specialist, Kenya

SUSAN MANIA

Susan works on a variety of tasks with MEC’s East Africa team, from processing sales data and reconciliations to helping manage deliveries and inventory. Previously Susan worked with Equity Group Foundation (EGF) as a data entry clerk, and before that she worked with microfinance institutions focused on women’s empowerment.

TOM JOHN VARGHESE

Carbon Technical Officer, India

TOM JOHN VARGHESE

Tom is a seasoned professional with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in Energy Engineering. He has 6+ years of experience in the industry; including sound exposure in Production & Quality Control (Manufacturing), Energy Consulting, Energy Auditing, Green Building Consulting and Interior Designing.

He likes travelling and Interior Designing.

TREVOR OMONDI AYOMBE

Data Specialist, Kenya

TREVOR OMONDI AYOMBE

Trevor works on a variety of tasks with MEC’s East African team, from processing sales data, supporting Operations and Logistics, technical support to field staff and reconciliations to help manage deliveries and inventory. He is a creative and versatile member of the team.