Team - Hyderabad
Raghavendra Degala
President
Raghavendra is a graduate in mechanical engineering from IIT Madras and has worked for 4 years and 9 months in the Energy sector in 3 countries.  He has worked in both renewable and Oil and Gas sector in various functions including, Business Development, Operations, Project Management, Design and Planning and R&D. Handled projects over a $1 Billion dollars and drove cost reductions in the tune of $100 million at Shell. Started and led the solar business line at Enfrien and led the company to $10 million revenue in the first year.
 
Amit Poonia
L&D and CAC Coordinator
Amit has over 6 1/2 years of experience in upstream Oil & Gas with Tenaris. He has worked in diverse geographies ranging from Middle East, India, South America and Europe and has garnered a strong experience in managing cultural and professional diversity. Prior to joining ISB, he was based in Dubai and was responsible for commercial operations in Middle East and business development for India. During his 6 ½ years in industry, he has actively managed global accounts that consistently generated revenues in excess of 350 Million USD a year, designed and implemented routines that significantly improved Business Unit’s compliance levels/KPIs and successfully increased Tenaris’ market share in India from virtually nothing to double digits within 1-1/2 years. He is the first Indian to be hired for Tenaris Global Trainee program and is a recipient of “Golden GT award” - best GT out of 60 candidates from 17 countries in a 2 month long induction camp in Argentina. Amit is an Electronics and Instrumentation grad from BITS Pilani- Class of 2010 , an ardent military buff and treks at-least once a year.
Gautam Mediratta
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Gautam, an Electrical Engineer from BITS Pilani, has over 4.5 years of experience in the Telecom and Renewable Energy industries across various functions like Business Development, Systems Integration, Project Planning, Commissioning and Procurement. At Ericcson he was responsible for product development on a critical billing software, delivering over $6.5M in product upgrades and mentoring engineers across teams on system architecture. In the Energy sector his key accomplishments include scaling up Sunkalp Energy - a startup in the B2C Rooftop Solar industry by over 25x in 16 months – from $6K/month to $120K/month in sales, launching a breakthrough application to disrupt the rooftop solar market, and heading the Rooftop Business Development team in Delhi/NCR for India’s 3rd Largest Solar EPC company, delivering sales of $14M in 10 months. 

Prateek Tiwari
Alumni Affairs Coordinator
Prateek completed his undergraduate education in chemical engineering from Thapar University, Patiala. He has an experience of 3 years and 9 months in the downstream Oil &Gas sector working as Design Engineer for Honeywell Universal Oil Products (UOP) – a leading process licensor and technology provider in the Oil & Gas Industry. At UOP, he worked on design and optimization of multiple projects for more than 10 international oil-gas refining companies (among fortune 500). He also worked on diverse revamp projects of existing refineries to increase their throughput and have vast experience in defending design reviews with global refiners. His hobbies include long-distance running (completed Oxfam Trailwalk – 100 km), playing guitar and reading books of all genres.
Debdut Mitra
Events Coordinator
Debdut worked with India's largest private sector company for more than 3.5 years in Oil & Gas Projects, overlooking end to end project management. He has diverse experience spans over multiple projects across various functions including business development, designing, procurement, vendor and contractor management to site execution and commissioning of projects. He has led the optimization of the electrical and automation systems driving the cost reduction to the tune of $15 million, the idea won the Best Innovative Idea contest of the company.

Team - Mohali
Sidhartha Maheshwari
President
Sidhartha is a graduate of Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra where he majored in Mechanical Engineering. In his career spanning 6.5 years, he has helped manage operations and improve performance of conventional power plants at India’s largest integrated utility, launched Pay-As-You-Go solar for a startup to electrify thousands of energy-poor households in rural India and promoted rooftop solar solutions to provide reliable & cheap electricity to industry & business. He’s  a Certified Energy Manager with Bureau of Energy Efficiency and past Fellow with Kopernik, an international non-profit committed to eradicating poverty at the grassroots.
Shriwant Choudhary
Alumni Relations Coordinator
Shriwant has a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from NIT Silchar. He has a rich experience of 7 years and 8 months in operations and maintenance of thermal power plant at NTPC. He started his career as maintenance engineer in coal handing plant dealing with challenges of stabilizing a newly commissioned 42 Kilometer conveyor system network. His area of expertise include project planning and implementation, inventory and contract management, and vendor development. He has rich experience of leading multiple process improvement projects for efficient and cost effective operation. Shriwant has a deep inclination towards spirituality and meditation and he cares for primary education in rural India. 

Arun Ravishankar
Careers Coordinator
Arun is a graduate in mechanical engineering from NITK Surathkal. Post NITK, he has worked for BHEL in their power plant performance optimization (PADO) and simulator vertical. In his stint at BHEL, he worked on concept to commissioning of performance optimization systems for large utility power plants across India for customers ranging from NTPC to various State Electricity Boards and Independent Power Producers. He was also involved in an IGEN project involving both the Indian and German Government. He is trained in various optimization tools such as VDI 2048 and SPC.

Kartikeya Khare
Events Coordinator
Kartikeya is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering. He has 3 years and 8 months of experience with Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. His experience ranges across diverse fields like product design, development, supply chain management and component testing. He led the development activity for the highly successful Compact SUV - Vitara Brezza and has worked on several other vehicle models as well. He also led the localization activity for key vehicle components resulting in multi million dollar savings for the organization. Also, Kartikeya is a State Level Athlete and Badminton player. His hobbies include trekking, travelling and trying out new cuisines.