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Thrive Solar is a private limited company owned by a group of social entrepreneurs committed to the cause of improving energy access in the world through sustainable means. Each of them has rich experience in diverse fields like public health, environment management, renewable energy, entrepreneur development, medicine and marketing. All of them aged between 45 and 50 have achieved good success in respective careers with 20 years of experience before joining Thrive Solar. The common thread that runs across the diverse background of the senior management team is their commitment to the cause of sustainable energy and a commitment to make a difference to the world’s pressing energy needs.

Dr. Ranganayakulu Bodavala - the Founder & CMD of Thrive Solar - is an MBA, Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Takemi Fellow of the Harvard School of Public Health. He worked for a decade and half in Afghanistan, Kenya, Malawi, and Uzbekistan in UN organizations before founding THRIVE as an NGO and Thrive Solar.

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Mr. John William - Director NABARD Projects - In-charge of devising Sales & Marketing strategies for the promotion and sale of Home Lighting Systems in off-grid markets and communities, development & management of nationwide dealer network, Marcomm etc., - 23 years of Marketing experience.

Mr. A. N. Reddy - Project Director - In-charge of projects taken up by the company and ensuring timely implementation and compliance - 40 years of experience.

Dr. P. V. Subbarao - Advisor, has a long and illustrous career with the AP State Council of Science and Technology as Project Director wherein he has been deeply involved in supporting, planning and implementation of projects related to Science and Technology for Rural Development and Agriculture for sustainable development at grass root level. As an advisor to the company, Dr. Subbarao uses his 33 years of experience and vision in helping us expand out horizons and meet our objectives.


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