About Hamsa

About Hamsa

Hamsa Alternate Investment Fund Trust (Hamsa), a SEBI registered Category II Alternate Investment Fund (AIF) is India’s first renewable energy AIF. Hamsa recently launched its first fund - Hamsa Solar Fund I (Fund) - with the objective of raising capital to deploy in solar assets in the commercial & industrial sectors in India. The Fund provides a hassle-free and unique opportunity to diversify one's portfolio by investing in renewable energy, and aims to create an impact in accelerating the deployment of solar assets in India. Transforming the energy landscape calls for a multi-faceted approach to unlocking capital. The Fund does that by resolving barriers and creating the ideal conditions for investments.

Hamsa is sponsored and managed by Hamsa Asset Management Private Limited, a joint venture between Distributed Energy, a platform that connects renewable energy projects with investors, and entrepreneurs Arjun Santhanakrishnan and Anish Shankar. The leadership team draws on a wide and deep range of experience not only in the energy sector, but also as investors and operators across various emerging markets. The advisory board and investment committee consist of prominent individuals having significant experience across fund management and renewable energy.

TEAM

Leadership Team – Fund Management

ARJUN SANTHANAKRISHNAN
CO-FOUNDER

  • Serial Entrepreneur across Middle East and India including business ventures in Contract Manufacturing, Outdoor Media & E-Commerce
  • Experience in fund raising for Outdoor Media in the Middle East
  • Experience in building and scaling diverse businesses

ANISH SHANKAR
CO-FOUNDER

  • Entrepreneur across Professional Services & Tech between Middle East and India, with a background in Finance and Economics
  • Experience in Transaction Advisory and Consulting with Ernst & Young and Greatsands Consulting across USA, Middle East and India markets
  • Strong understanding of Finance and Business

Leadership Team – Infrastructure Management

MATHEW MAZHUVANCHERY
CO-FOUNDER

  • Entrepreneur proven in fast growth energy aggregation platforms with established implementation team
  • Sold his last energy business Aggrego to KKR; Aggrego managed 38 oil rigs for various operators
  • Systems engineer

RUCHIR PUNJABI
CO-FOUNDER

  • Founder & Chair of leading digital agency Langoor – sold to Havas Group; Langoor had 250+ staff across 5 offices
  • Experience building and scaling businesses in India
  • Strong understanding of marketing and technology

SUDHAKAR KADAVASAL
CO-FOUNDER

  • Serial Entrepreneur across Manufacturing & Tech
  • Manages family offices across Chennai and Dubai with a diversified portfolio of 8 businesses and other assets
  • Experience deploying energy projects in India

Advisors/ Investment Committee

Subbu Subramaniam
ADVISOR

  • Finance professional with board level experience in Banking, Private Equity and Investment Management
  • Founder and Director at MCap Fund Advisors; Chairman at NCS Soft Solutions Pvt Ltd; Former Partner at Baring Private Equity
  • Independent Director at City Union Bank and Asset Reconstruction Company; Founding Chairman of the Venture Capital Association of India
  • Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Company Secretary and MBA (IIM-A)

Balajee Rangarajan
INVESTMENT COMMITTEE

  • 25+ years experience in Renewable Energy across Wind, Solar, Biomass and Hydel
  • Current: Principal Consultant at Solon India Private Limited
  • Past: Director – Wind, APAC, SunEdison India Private Limited; CEO, Converging World Renewable Energy; COO, Auro Mira Energy (Baring PE); Senior Vice President, Indowind Energy Limited
  • Associate of Institute of Cost and Executive Accountants, London; Post Graduate in Business Management

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