Manoj is an Unreasonable Fellow. Manoj was part of Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2018.
Manoj is the Co-Founder and CEO of Husk Power Systems – a pioneering rural utility that provides decentralised renewable energy to off-grid and underserved communities. Manoj leads a global team of 250 employees and by 2022, he aims to provide affordable, renewable and reliable power to over one million people in rural areas of India and Africa. Manoj has raised US $40 million in equity and debt capital from investors around the world. Previously, he worked as a Senior Director at S&P Global (erstwhile McGraw-Hill Financial) in New York. He led a team of financial analysts to develop and launch risk management analytics for financial institution professionals. Before that, he worked as a Senior Design Engineer at Intel Corp in Austin, Texas, where he designed next generation microprocessors for mobile devices. He holds seven U.S. patents in the semiconductor industry for circuit design. Manoj completed his MBA from Darden GSB at University of Virginia, MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Massachusetts Amherst and B.Tech from IIT Varanasi.