Meet the team

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Dhanpal Jhaveri

Dhanpal Jhaveri joined Everstone in 2008. As Managing Partner in Mumbai, he is responsible for the day-to-day management of the firm’s private equity business in India, with a focus on deal origination, exit strategies and financial services. Dhanpal has over 24 years’ experience in corporate finance and strategy. His previous roles include Director of Corporate Strategy at Vedanta Resources, Head of Investment Banking at ICICI Securities and Partner at KPMG, one of the Big Four auditors. 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

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 13 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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Prasanna Desai

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