EAI Team Profile
The EAI team comprises professionals with diverse expertise – renewable energy/cleantech industry exposure, management consulting, financial analysis, business development for new industries.
A notable characteristic of the EAI team is its unique blend of entrepreneurial streak, renewable energy expertise and analytical skills. As a result, our research and suggestions are action-oriented, thus helping your cleantech venture go from concept to successful commercialization in the shortest possible time.
Unbeatable Industry Contacts
The EAI team also brings with it something very few others can - extensive contacts in the Indian renewable energy industry. As a result our pre-eminent position in this industry, and our team’s presence and visibility at all major renewable energy events, we have developed critical contacts with the leading lights of the industry. Today, our contact base comprises who’s-who of the Indian renewable energy and cleantech industry.
Tie-ups and Associations with Financial Investors
EAI team members work with over 25 different PE, VC firms and other financial funding institutions that rely on our ability to provide them with credible companies and opportunities for investments. These critical tie-ups provide our clients the added advantage of much easier access to these funding agencies.
EAI Team Members
Cofounder and Director
Narasimhan Santhanam is one of the founders of EAI and serves as its director who guides the company in strategy and promotions.
Narasimhan has extensive experience in understanding renewable energy markets and strategic levers for success in these markets. His special focus has been his work on the Indian renewable energy industry. His work in the past 15 years in India and the UK has spanned market and strategic consulting, industry research, product management and international sales.
His work for the Indian renewable energy industry has focused on providing business intelligence, strategic consulting and opportunity analysis to entrepreneurs, top management and businesses expanding into renewable energy. He, along with his team, has been acting as a catalyst for creating awareness about renewable energy and sustainability in India.
Skills in Renewable Energy Industry
* Strategic Consulting
* Entry and Diversification Strategies for Companies Keen on Renewable Energy Industry
* Techno-economic feasibility of renewable energy projects
* Market and Industry Research
* Industry Research
Specifically, Narasimhan has worked on critical assignments that span the entire solar PV value chain – from polysilicon to power plants - thus bringing forth comprehensive expertise and knowledge few, if any, experts in the country can boast about.
Narasimhan has a B.Tech in Aerospace Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) & an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC)
Cofounder and Advisor
Manohar Namasivayam started EAI along with Narsi Santhanam and has been helping EAI as its strategic advisor since its inception.
Manohar has over thirty years experience in a variety of fields related to consumer research, advertising and sales. He has handled assignments for clients in India and abroad and has been a serial entrepreneur who has launched successful businesses in India, in the fields of consumer research, advertising, product promotions and online marketing.
Manohar’s work on niche, emerging cleantech opportunities has made the EAI team one of the few teams in the world that has an excellent understanding of over a hundred emerging, diverse cleantech opportunities, many of which are completely unknown to even the most aspiring businesses and entrepreneurs.
Manohar has a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from the prestigious College of Engineering, Guindy and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIMC).
CONSULTING & RESEARCH TEAM
Research Support Executive
Krishna has been with EAI for three years and maintains large portions of the EAI website including EAI Daily, Press Releases, EAI Monthly Digest and EAI 360.
Krishnakripa has done her B. Tech in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation at the Kerala University.
Mathumitha Balu is a part of the Solar and Wind energy team of EAI and has been a market and technology analyst at EAI since 2008. She is responsible for primary research, secondary data analysis, forecasting, and report preparation.
Mathumitha holds an MSc from Bharathidasan University.
Raja Manuel Muthayya
Raja is a part of EAI’s strategic consulting team. He has extensive experience in financial modelling, and has helped value some of the most famous real estate assets in the world. His career has spanned Citigroup, GRO, McKinsey and HP.
He has an MBA from the Singapore Institute of Commerce.
Sindhuja Ramar is a part of the Biofuels team at EAI. She has extensive research experience in Biofuels and Biomass based power production. Her areas of interest include Second and Third generation Biofuels, and Algae biofuels in particular. Sindhuja’s work at EAI revolves around writing Business Intelligence reports, Newsletters, and Whitepapers.
Sindhuja also handles some of the marketing activities at EAI and has been the marketing support co-ordinator for the various renewable energy events organised and co-ordinated by EAI.
Sindhuja has done her B.Tech in Biotechnology from the Anna University.
Senior Research Analyst
Venugopal been with EAI for two years and has worked on projects involving the design of renewable energy portfolios, crafting market entry/wind power investment strategies for clients like Amway, Indo-Rama Renewables, Greenpeace, and Regen Powertech. He has done extensive work on the policy and regulatory aspect of renewable power across Wind and Solar technologies.
He holds a B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication from the College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University and has completed Level 2 of the CFA program.
Accounting & Administration
Muthukrishnan has over 20 years of experience in the Finance field and handles Accounting and Administration at EAI.
He holds a B.Com from Madurai Kamaraj University.
Nagarajan is part of the website development team. He handles all programming aspects of building, maintaining, testing, and troubleshooting the EAI website.
Nagarajan has a B.E in Computer Science and Engineering.
Senior Web Developer
Rajesh has a Masters degree in Information Technology from Srimad Arts and Science College, Trichy; and Bachelors degree in Physics from St Joseph’s College, Trichy.
Nithya is a part of EAI’s technical team since December 2012. She is involved in the design and development of websites and web applications, as well as Android Application development.
Nithya has done her B.E in Computer Science from Anna University.
Senior Creative Designer
Uma is a part of EAI’s Design team. She creates images, animations, and videos for online and print media. She has previously been a showcased designer on Second Life where she designed and sold Ethnic clothing, She has also been a video editor for Trelis Corp. and game designer for Image Infotainment.
Uma holds a B.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Madras.