Management Team

Dr Avishek Kumar, Founder

  • Expertise is different solar cell and module technologies.
  • Ph.D. Solar Cell Technology (NUS, Singapore) and SERIS, Singapore.
  • > 7 years of Industry experience in leading several solar technologies


Dr Avishek holds an MS degree in Microelectronics from Technical University of Munich, Germany and a doctorate degree (PhD) in Electrical and Computer Engineering from National University of Singapore with specialization in different solar cell technologies. He has more than 8 years of work experience in the field of solar process and manufacturing. He has worked extensively with leading solar research institutes of the world and tier one module manufacturing companies. He has completed several high technology transfer projects and brings with him a vast knowledge of diverse solar technologies. His key research interests include solar cell and module manufacturing, state of art PV system design and storage solutions.

Mr Sriyash Kishorepuria, Financial Analyst

  • Master of Energy and Finance at HEC, Paris
  • Finance Intern at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore
  • Graduate of Music @ Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, NUS


Sriyash got his first experience in the energy sector while studying the Energy and Finance Certificate at HEC under professor John Michel Gauthier where we wrote a report on the Solar Energy tender bids in Chile. Growing on this experience, Sriyash has interned at Inservia Innovations, (an Indian solar EPC start-up) and is currently interning as a financial analyst at SERIS. With key experience in project execution and management, Sriyash brings to the table finical analysis backed by on the ground project execution experience. Having studied conducting at the conservatory and held the position of School Captian at the Doon School, Sriyash also adds value in leadership, innovation and management. With a key interest in Sustainable Renewable Energy, Sriyash devotes his life and time to building models to enable solarization in all social contexts.

Dr Goutam Dalapati , CEO

Dr. Dalapati’s is expert in renewable energy, passive cooling and green hydrogen. His key research interests and current industrial engagements are in the areas of building integrated photovoltaic devices, smart coating for thermal comfort, and sustainable materials for renewable energy technology.

Dr. Dalapati had worked at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR, (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) Singapore, National University of Singapore, and Newcastle University, UK. He has published more than 130 research articles and 2 books. Dr Dalapati is lead inventor for energy saving coating for smart building. He obtained B. Sc (1st Class) in Physics and M. Sc (1st Class) in Electronics Science, from University of Calcutta, India. He was awarded Ph.D. in Physics from Jadavpur University, India.

Ms Jennifer Mendoza, Quality Director

  • >10 years of experience in quality and reliability
  • Degree in Communications Engineering (St. Louis University)
  • >Worked in tier-1 semiconductor and PV companies


Jennifer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Communications Engineering from St. Louis Univeristy, The Philippines. She has more than 10 years of experience in the quality and reliability sector of the PV industry. She has worked in leading semiconductor and PV multinational companies including Panasonic, Lattice Semiconductor and REC. She is currently the Quality Director at Sunkonnect, a PV consultancy based in Singapore.

Raghavendra Lawaniya , Vice President Operations

Raghavendra holds an Engineering degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Panjab University, Chandigarh with focus on Renewable Energy Technologies. He has more than 6 years of work experience in the field of Solar PV. He has worked extensively with leading Independent Power Producers & EPC companies of the world. He has completed several utility scale Solar PV projects and brings with him a vast knowledge of Solar PV Engineering & Project execution. His areas of expertise include Solar PV & Hybrid Project Design & Engineering, Operational PV Asset Management & Project execution.

Dr Swapnil Dubey, Scientific Advisor

  • Senior Research Fellow at ERI@N, Singapore.
  • Expertise in system design, thermal, sustainable buildings.
  • >Ph.D, Photovoltaic and Solar thermal Engineering (IIT Delhi).


Dr Dubey is a co-founder and scientific adviser to the Sunkonnect in the areas of solar photovoltaics, thermal, energy storage, co-generation, sustainable buildings. Dr Dubey is a Senior Scientist at Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N), Singapore, leading a team of 16 research staffs working on various projects funded by industries and government agencies. Under his leadership, various living lab and demonstration test setups have been developed in NTU/NUS campus. Prior to joining ERI@N in 2012, he worked at Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS), Singapore in PV module technology group. Dr Dubey has a track record of project management and technical leadership of 35+ million dollar projects and published over 45 research papers in top tier journals, conferences; 4 invention disclosures; and 2 scientific books. Dr Dubey holds Doctorate and Master’s degree from IIT Delhi and Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Rajat Samanta, VP International Market

RajatSamanta with a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Communications Engineering from Visveswaraiah Technological University, Belgaum, India. He have more than 12 years of experience in PV industries sales and business development sector. He has worked as a Key Account Manager in leading tire-1 companies like Vikram Solar, Waaree Energies etc. He has completed several Institutional sales at his working tenure. Presently working as VP- International Business in Sunkonnect and leading the material treading business vertical.

Advisory Board

Mr Sunil Kishorepuria, Mentor

  • Director and CEO, Sagar Business Private Limited India
  • Distribution and manufacturing of Iron and Steel materials, Solar products, Smart LED lightings in India


Sunil Kishorepuria, Managing Director Sagar Business Private Limited, has over 28 years of experience in various business segments, ranging from International Trade, Manufacturing of Ethyl Alcohol, Printing Industry (as Franchisee of The Hindustan Times – Daily Newspaper), Hospitality Industry, Multi Brand Retail, and trading (as C&F, Distributor of Tata Steel Products like TMT, Tubes, Wires & Sheet, Lafarge Cement, Philips Lighting).

A Bachelor of Business Administration graduate from UK London, Sunil belongs to Kishorepuria family having varied interest and the group turnover of over Rs. 1500 crores.

Arijit Chakraborty, Advisor

Ranked as Top 40 Lawyers under 40 in Asia, Arijit is a business entrepreneur with a legal background who has successfully set up and operated companies and teams across Asia. He has over 15 years of extensive experience in business, strategy, legal & governance roles with leading brands like Manulife, Zurich and Temasek Holdings. Arijit is also regional fintech & insurtech thought leader and board advisor/ angel investor to multiple Start-ups.

Mr Abhijeet Anand, IT Engineer

  • Programming (JAVA, Android) and database management (SQL, ORACLE 10g, Sqlite)
  • Application Development and Testing
  • Designed and developed e-learning applications for schools


Abhijeet graduated from Biju Patnaik University of Technology with a degree in Computer Science. His experience are in the fields of testing and development of software applications. Projects undertaken during his career included development of learning management solutions and development of mobile applications catering to Mobile security and Mobile passbook. He is currently working as an IT Engineer at Inservia.