Mission Vision


Svati Bhogle

Founder, Promoter & Managing Director

Ms Svati Bhogle has over two decades of experience in sustainable technology development and dissemination. In addition to her role at Sustaintech, she serves as the Secretary for Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE) where she has led technology-related sustainable development projects and spearheaded policy initiatives through her work with the Indian government's rural energy policy. She has also served as the Executive Editor of "Energy for Sustainable Development," the International Energy Initiative's journal, from January 2003 to March 2007.

For her commitment, leadership, and expertise in sustainable development, Ms Bhogle has received numerous awards and recognition for her work. Recently, she was a recipient of the prestigious Ashoka Fellowship for her leadership at Sustaintech. She had also won the Ashden Energy Champion Award 2008 and the Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Year award from the World Economic Forum at the India Economic Summit in 2007.

Ms Bhogle started her career in the development sector working with the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology where she was instrumental in the development of fuel efficient biomass stoves and dryers. She has also contributed to several projects that explored entrepreneurship models for sustainable technology dissemination. Ms Bhogle has a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.


Promoter & Director

Mr N.V. Krishna has a deep interest in the application of science and technology to real world development issues in general and energy in particular. Currently he serves as the Chairman of the Board of TIDE and a Director of Microsense Private Limited, a market leader in network solutions.

Mr Krishna has a strong entrepreneurial background. From 1981-1986, he headed the Systems Department at IDL Chemicals. Afterwards, he oversaw Sonata Software's US operations. Since 1995, he has led Microsense as Director.

Mr Krishna has an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and a post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Immediately after completing his studies, he worked with the then newly formed Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology for 5 years.

Dr S. Rajagopalan

Promoter & Director

Dr S. Rajagopalan is the founder of TIDE and currently teaches technology policy at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore. He has been a leader in technology and developmental issues for the past three decades. For his innovative leadership harnessing technology for development, he also received the Ashoka Fellowship in 1993.

For 13 years, Dr Rajagoplan served as the CEO of Karnataka State Council of Science and Technology where he coordinated projects in areas such as rural and renewable energy, housing, rural industry, environment, urban planning and habitat, water and agriculture, education, and life sciences. He has closely studied the process of diffusion of technologies, and he is a pioneer in the use of computer-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for the management of natural resources.

Dr S. Rajagopalan has a degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, a post-graduate degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and a doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.


Babu Subramaniam


Mr Babu has over 15 years of experience in the rural energy and management space working with both multinational corporations and early stage companies. Prior to joining Sustaintech, Mr Babu managed sales and marketing for the entire South India market for BP Energy Private Limited's domestic cook stove business. He has also run operations for the south zone for Drishtee.com, an e-governance company, and managed business development as Assistant General Manager at n-Logue Communications Private Limited. Mr Babu has a degree in Science and Forestry and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Nachiket Kulkarni


Mr Nachiket currently manages operations and partnerships at Sustaintech, for activities pertaining to consumer financing, distributor engagement and channel activation. He has around 8 years of professional experience spanning various industries and geographies.
He previously worked at Intel Corporation, California, as a Business Operations Analyst. He was also involved with volunteering initiatives at Association for India’s Development (AID) and International Rescue Committee (IRC), which motivated him to transition into the world of development and social entrepreneurship. Nachiket worked in micro-enterprise development in UP via Drishtee, and later was selected as a fellow at Villgro, India’s leading social enterprise incubator. During this journey, he developed a keen interest in understanding the lives and livelihoods of street vendors, which he wishes to grow upon through his work at Sustaintech. Nachiket is an MS in Industrial Management, with a Bachelors in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

S. Solaimalai Kannan

Manager Manufacture and Service

Mr Kannan manages service and quality for Sustaintech. He has worked previously as a Mechanical Engineer with TIDE specializing in service, quality assurance and fabrication.

Head Office Team

S. Banumathi - Assistant Manager Accounts
Kavya Garg - MIS & Business Development Coordinator
S. Peter - Consumer Finance

Sales Teams

Tamil Nadu South

Area Sales Manager - S. Alagar

Mr. Alagar currently manages the operations and sales and marketing for Sustaintech's Erode centre. He brings with him 13 years of development experience in mission driven organizations. He has extensive sales and marketing experience with BP Energy and significant rural development and financial management experience with companies such as Shriram Rural Development Project and Cirrus Management Services. He has a Bachelor's degree in Rural Development.

Thomas - Assistant Manager
R. Anandkrishnan - Sr. Sales Officer
G. Sathish Kumar - Sr. Sales Officer
Selvaganesh - Sales Officer
V. Ponnar - Technical Executive
A. Kalidass - Technical Executive

Tamil Nadu North
Area Sales Manager - S. Alagarsamy

Mr. Alagarsamy currently manages the operations and sales and marketing for Sustaintech's Kanchipuram centre. He has 15 years of experience working in accounting and other cash management positions including significant experience in rural development and financial management. Prior to joining Sustaintech, Mr. Alagarsamy worked for SJS Granites as well as Shriram. He has a Bachelor's degree in Rural Development Science.

L. Jayaraman - Assistant Manager
S. Sudhakar - Sr. Sales Officer
M. Alagumuthuraja - Sales Officer
B. Nagamalai - Sales Officer
M. Manikandan - Technical Executive

Kerela, Ramnad & Sivaganga Districts of Tamil Nadu

V. Sivamurugakumarakughan - New Product Manager & Area In Charge Of Kerela, Ramnad & Sivaganga
P. Prabhakaran - Sales Officer Kerela

Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh

C. Ponmudi - Assistant Area Sales Manager, Karnataka
N. Narasimharju - Sales Officer, Karnataka
P. Alexander - Assistant Area Sales Manager,Andhra Pradesh