Sidhartha is the Executive Director of EPIC-India. He is a general manager with more than 23 years’ of experience straddling the private sector consumer businesses, and global not-for-profits.
In his previous stint, he was the founding member of Smart Power India, a Rockefeller Foundation subsidiary, where he instituted private-sector engagements and investments in the Indian solar micro-grid market. Earlier, Sidhartha has headed an India Safe-water initiative, funded by the Gates Foundation and the Asia marketing for d.light, an award-winning social enterprise targeting energy solutions for rural households. Formerly, he has also nurtured India’s top CPG brands.
Sidhartha’s research has evaluated the Indian government’s electrification program and the economics of solar micro-grid technology. His ongoing research is in energy access, about the interplay between consumer behaviour and public policy in the diffusion of energy technologies.
Sidhartha holds a Master in Public Administration degree from the National University of Singapore, where he was a Li Ka Shing scholar. He is also a PhD candidate at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.