Hunt Voice Issue 60

Hunt Partners appoints Rajeev Sharma as the Chief Operating Officer at Macquarie (Solar Platform - Strides Climate):

Macquarie Group Limited is an Australian multinational independent investment bank and financial services company. Macquarie employs more than 14,000 employees across 25 countries. Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (“MIRA”) is a division of Macquarie Group’s asset management business, and is the world’s largest infrastructure asset manager with approximately USD 129 billion assets under management (as of September 2018). The portfolio consists of investments in real estate, agriculture, renewable energy, water and waste, toll roads and airports. These investments are spread across European/Middle East/Africa (EMEA), Americas, South Asia/Australia and North Asia, across 70 funds which are largely regional in focus. MIRA is one of the world’s largest investors in renewable energy and has a substantial and longstanding commitment as a fund and project manager, adviser, financier, and participant in environmental markets. In India, MIRA is one of the oldest players in the infrastructure segment – making investments and managing assets since 2009. They have deployed over USD 2.5 billion, with considerable investments in the solar segment.

Rajeev has over 31 years of experience including 16 years of experience in Development, Operations and Maintenance of Renewable Energy (wind & solar) plants. Prior to joining MIRA’s solar platform he was with Mytrah energy as the Vice President Operations & Maintenance where he was responsible for operations and Technological management, Budgetary Control, Wind farm & Solar plant development & effective monitoring and development of technical team for Operations with a strong focus on KPI, Quality and EHS management system. At Mytrah he managed 520 MW in Solar Assets and 1350 MW in Wind Assets. Earlier he was at Acme Solar as the Vice President and Head – O&M Solar where he managed 850 MW in Solar Assets. He has also been associated with INOX wind as their Head O&M. Rajeev has also been with Lanco Solar and Suzlon Energy and was accountable for O&M at both the organizations. He started his career with the Indian Navy as an Engineer. Rajeev holds a Bachelors’ degree in Industrial Engineering from IIIE Mumbai and an MDP from XLRI Jamshedpur.

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