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Priyanka Pothana
Managing Director & CEO

Mrs Priyanka Pothana is a Chartered Accountant and has been associated with KPMG for over seven years. During this period she has worked with clients in the Financial, Media and Technology sectors and participated in many advocacies and thought leadership initiatives in these sectors with Industry Associations. For the last five years, she has been a part of the startup ecosystem and has actively participated in establishing and growing Organic Living, a sustainable lifestyles initiative and another enterprise in Green Product retailing.

Presently, she leads the finance function and growth plans of General Carbon as also contributes to sustainability disclosure and transaction advisory practice areas. She specializes in Non-Financial Disclosures and Assurance standards and guidance including  ISAE 3000, SAE 3410

Sumantra Sen
Practice Chair - ESG & Sustainable Finance

Sumantra Sen is a seasoned investment professional with a career spanning over 25 years, marked by his leadership in driving strategic transitions within large-scale investment programs. He's a Responsible Investment specialist and frequently engages and collaborates with DFIs, government agencies,  investors and businesses for advancing the integration of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles and fostering Impact Investing initiatives.Currently chairing the ESG practice at General Carbon, Sumantra also contributes to the organization's Sustainable Finance due-diligence and transaction advisory services.Earlier in his career , he led a large team of analysts at Bank of America, overseeing the portfolios of Global Institutional and Private clients. Sumantra also played a role as a core team member at ABN AMRO, where he  positioned India's inaugural Sustainable Development Fund. Sumantra holds an MBA degree and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI), United Kingdom. He has co-authored two influential publications, namely "Evolutions in Sustainable Investing" (Wiley Finance) and "Thirsty Nation" (Penguin Random House). His expert comments and articles have been featured in prominent publications such as United Nations' reports, The Economic Times, CFO Magazine, SRI-Connect, Ethical Markets, and Responsible Investor.

Dr. Kiran Paradkar
Director - Sustainability Reporting 

Dr Kiran Paradkar leads the Sustainability Services of GC Advisory. She carries a vast experience of over 2 decades across a variety of domains. She was also a part of India's premium CSIR lab NEERI, and worked on Industrial Effluent Management. She has to her credit 15 + publications in reputed SCI journals. She currently looks into the entire reporting scenario of GC based on GRI framework, Integrated Reporting based on IIRC framework, SEBIs BRSR, Performance Improvement Roadmaps, Management Awareness on ESG aspects. She guides clients in diverse sectors including mining, Insurance, Energy, Textiles & Apparels, Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals etc

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Abhishek Parashar
Associate Director - Business Development 

Abhishek Parashar has 18+ Years of work experience in Information Technology, Sustainability, ESG, Energy Services Business Development. A  BE in Electronics & Communication, M.Tech in Digital Communication from MANIT Bhopal, PGDBM in Marketing  & Information Systems from International School of Business Kolkata.  He has been a part of business development teams of Tech Mahindra Limited, IBM India Pvt Limited, Reliance Communications Limited, CMC Limited and Care Infotech. At General Carbon, Abhishek has been an integral part of business development and growth plans of the organisation.

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Suresh Babu
Associate Director - Business Development 

Associate Director with master’s in Business Management and Law from reputed educational institutions  involved in creating a client network, engaging in projects, and providing legal services. Skilled in taking a project from concept to reality and solving customer service issues.

Aniket Eram
Senior Advisor 

A Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and holding Certificate on Business Responsibility & Sustainability Reporting (BRSR) from ICAI with more than 13 years of experience in the fields of Internal Audit, Compliance, Risk and Assurance Management. A specialist in advising and assurance of sustainability performance disclosures by corporations whether as part of their BRSR or separate sustainability reports.

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Dr. Prachi Ugle
Associate Director - Sustainability 

Academic credentials are Post-Doctorate in Climate change Science from Indian Institute of Science and Doctorate in Environmental Science with current expertise in TCFDs, NAMAs, NDCs, Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation and Sustainability Reporting, Renewables, Nature base Solutions, SBTi, Urban infrastructure and mobility, Urban ecosystem services, UN SDGs, MRVs and capacity building. I have about 14+ years of experience in the domain of climate change, sustainability and renewables and have worked with varied national and international organizations of repute. Also have expertise in energy certifications, COPs, renewable energy and utilities, business development and investor relations, liaising with stakeholders to get business that benefits the organization. I have requisite experience of European standards and European way of aligning Climate change and its allied intricacies including IFRS standards, UNFCCC  framework & REN 21.

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