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
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
Director - Climate & Carbon Market
Nargis Ali, Director Climate Advisory and International Carbon Markets is an MBA graduate with specialization in finance and marketing, A Microsoft Certified Professional, a trained expert in CDM & JI Implementation from LRQA, and World Bank Certification holder in GHG Accounting & MRV Systems.With an extensive experience of over 27 years and demonstrated history of working in Renewable Energy, Climate change, and Sustainability she lead myriad of responsibilities with K.S. Oils Limited, Powerica Limited, EKI Energy Services Limited and Viviid Renewables. Assisted Clients in registration & verification of 30+ projects under CDM/ VERRA/ GS/ UCR and IREC. Transacted over 3million offsets, which includes renewable energy(Wind/Solar), energy efficiency (cookstoves/LED/Waterfilters), waste management (biogas, bio-cng, metal recycling), etc. Also assisted in the Methodology Development Process under VERRA.
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.
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.
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.