Meet the team

EverSource team has a strong track record including more than 100 investments, a combined leadership experience of over 50 years in private equity and infra-equity with investments amounting to over USD2.8 billion invested in India.

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Dhanpal Jhaveri

Chief Executive Officer

Dhanpal Jhaveri is Managing Partner at the Everstone Group, an India and Southeast Asia focused private equity and real estate investor with assets in excess of US$5 billion. He is also the CEO for EverSource Capital, which is as a joint venture between Lightsource BP and Everstone Capital to make green and sustainable investments in India. Prior to joining Everstone, Dhanpal worked as Director (Corporate Strategy) with Vedanta Resources Plc. His previous assignments include, being the Head of Investment Banking at ICICI Securities, and Partner for Corporate Finance at KPMG. Dhanpal has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Mumbai and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College.

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James Brooks

Managing Partner & IC Member

James joined Lightsource BP in 2016 and is based in the London office. His responsibilities include leading Lightsource BP's corporate development, equity fundraising, and overall oversight of international operations. James is a member of Lightsource BP's Investment Committee and a Board Director. Prior to joining Lightsource BP, James had an impressive career in private equity, spanning 18 years, with energy investment leadership roles at Advent International, First Reserve and most recently as co-head of Energy Investment in EMEA for Goldman Sachs MBD (formerly PIA). James received his Masters and BA degree in Physics from Merton College, University of Oxford

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Satish Mandhana

Managing Director & Head of Investments

Satish Mandhana is a Managing Director and the Head of Investments at EverSource. With over 36 years’ experience, Satish is a pioneer in creating scaled platforms in RE, telecom, hostels, etc. As Managing Partner and CIO at IDFC Alternatives, Satish made 28 investments deploying USD 1.0 billion and monetizing 26 investments in full or partial exits

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Prasanna Desai

Managing Director & Head of Operations

Prasanna Desai joined EverSource in 2018. Prasanna has over 20 years experience in corporate finance, investment banking, real estate and solar energy. In his last assignment, he was the Chief Operating Officer for Kiran Energy Solar, a leading private equity funded solar utility. His previous roles include Executive Director at F&C REIT Asset Management, Director at KPMG Corporate Finance and Vice President at Citigroup. Prasanna has a Masters in Management Studies from the University of Mumbai, a Masters in Economics & History from the University of Mumbai and Bachelors in Engineering from Nagpur University

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Maheep Jain

Executive Director

Maheep has over 13 years of experience in energy and private equity sector. Prior to EverSource Capital, he was an Investment Director in the infrastructure equity team at CDC Group where he led several investments across South Asia and Africa, which include acquisition of majority stake in the largest Africa focussed power generation platform, investment in and successful exit from one of the largest renewable energy players in India and set-up of a South Asia renewable energy platform.

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Andrew Jasudasen

Senior Vice President

Andrew has 10 years of experience in energy and infrastructure investment sector. Prior to EverSource, he was an Investment Manager at Lightsource BP where he raised $200m of strategic capital from BP and formed a £1bn partnership with Blackrock. He was also a key member of the team that formed EverSource Capital in joint venture with Everstone Capital Prior to that Andrew was at Macquarie Capital in London

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Rishi Shukla

Executive Director

Prior to EverSource, Rishi was an Associate Director at GIP India (erstwhile Infrastructure division of IDFC Alternatives) where he played a pivotal role in building its majority owned platforms for roads and freight terminal investments. During his decade long career in Indian PE and infrastructure equity space, Rishi has worked on 15 transactions including 7 investments and 8 exits, primarily focussing on roads, renewables, oil & gas, power T&D and construction sectors.

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Koel Kumar

Vice President, ESG

Koel has over 12 years of experience in the EHS and Sustainability sector. Prior to EverSource, Koel was a Senior Consultant at ERM India Pvt Ltd where she was working across multiple sectors projects for Government and Private Clients, Banks/financial institutions. She has worked closely with several Private equity funds for developing their ESG management systems and providing advisory and implementation support to manage E&S risk for their portfolios.

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Anooshree Sinha

Senior Vice President, Legal

Anooshree has over 13 years’ experience in private equity, mergers & acquisitions and investment funds. Prior to EverSource, she has been a partner as well as counsel at leading law firms in India. She has also worked with Accion International at their Boston headquarters. Anooshree has advised multinational corporations and Indian business houses in the telecom, infrastructure, finance, healthcare and media sectors on inbound and outbound investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and asset sales.

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Atul Dafria

Vice President, Finance

Atul has more than 13 years of work experience in the private equity industry, and is involved in finance, audit, tax, operation and compliance functions of the business. Prior to EverSource Capital, he was part of asset management business of Avendus Group and was responsible to manage finance, operation and compliance function for Zodius Technology Funds, Avendus PIPE Funds, Avendus Structured Credit Fund. He has been also associated with IL&FS and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).