IBA Team

Dr. Aatma Ram Shukla

President

Dr. Shukla superannuated as Adviser (Bio-energy), in the pay scale of Joint Secretary, from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, New Delhi in September, 2011 after working for about twenty-nine years. In total, he had got about forty-two years of experience in policy; planning; developing national level Renewable Energy R&D and technology demonstration projects and dissemination programmes and their implementation and monitoring in the country including at grass root level; besides research; technology development & innovation and standards development.

Mr. Gaurav Kumar Kedia

Chairman

Mr. Kedia has more than twelve years of experience in biogas; expert committee member of Biogas in MNRE; Promoting biogas through technical, financial and social means by forming several models. Teaching ''Biogas'' for Managing Energy Business students at IIM, Ahmedabad. In advisory committee of different biogas related topics worldwide.

Dr. Deepak Gadhia

Founder & chairman (Advisory Committee)

Mr. Gadhia is trustee of the NGO Muni Seva Ashram near Vadodara Gujarat. He has done his Process and Environmental Engineering in Germany and returned to India and did pioneering work in Solar Concentrator technology by bringing SK 14 and Scheffler Concentrator technology to India and making it a commercial success. He has many prestigious projects to his credit such as world's largest solar cooking system at Shirdi, India's first and largest Solar Air-conditioning plant at Muni Seva Ashram etc.

Mr. Binod Daga

Vice President

Mr. Daga has more than fifteen years of experience in bioenergy out of that five years' hands on experience in Biogas.

Mr. Hatim Bhanpurawala

Director - Finance

Mr. Bhanpurawala is an experienced entrepreneur and has also been advisor to various start-ups in various field of ICT and renewable energy. He has experience in real estate and renewable energy project development. He has been a part of strategy team of mega projects, one of examples is a billion dollar Saifee Burhani Upliftment Project. He has worked as a consultant in KPMG, where he built valuable cross-sector experience while evaluating businesses for MNCs. He has also been a part of the control assurance department team of Unilever India. Currently he is the founder and investment director of Kaenaat - an impact investment and development company.

Iba discussed with MNRE on way forward to formulate standards for biogas plants

Ms. Aprajita Mishra

Strategy Adviser

Ms. Mishra is working as "Strategy Advisor" with Indian Biogas Association from last couple of years. Earlier, she has worked with several NGOs like Save the Children, CINI, and PFI. She has overall 12 years of professional experience including expertise on leading large and diverse advocacy projects and working with national and international stakeholders. She is highly committed to develop and implement strategic & sustainable initiatives. Over the years, she has worked closely with civil society organizations, government and with multiple donors. Her core expertise includes coordination and advocacy with government and other stakeholders, managing large, multi-partner and multi-location projects, strategic planning, stakeholder management and partnership management.

Mr. Abhijeet Mukherjee

Project Coordinator

Mr. Mukherjee has experience of over ten years in process Industry. He served as Operation Leader at Emerson Electric, as senior executive at GAIL and Dr Reddy's Lab. Ltd. He is an alumnus of IIT (BHU), IIM Indore and Rouen Business School, France. He has expertise in project management, process harmonization and change management. He was a lead auditor in quality management.

Mr. Kanchan

Project Assistant

Mr. Vishal Kanchan has more than five years of experience. He completed has bachelors (Mechanical Engineering) in 2011.