An electrical engineer from IIT Madras, with a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, Vignesh has significant experience in technology development and renewable energy, in initiating, sustaining and building new businesses across India, Thailand, and South Africa. He currently is a Partner with Aspada Investments, an impact fund focused on the impact on environment and livelihoods and leads the energy, environment and supply chain investments, including into electric vehicles. He has a successful track record of delivering businesses with over $500M in revenue and a GW of contracted renewable energy assets. He was responsible for M&A origination and business development for a NASDAQ listed entity for the APAC and sub-Saharan African markets.
Under his leadership, the company received prestigious Global Impact Award from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), an agency of the US Government, for the Boshof Solar Plant in South Africa.