People

Shiva Susarla

#ShivaSusarla #RENERGii #CircularCities #Singapore #Sustainability

#Energy #Mobility #Food


Shiva is the Platform Lead for CC Asia. He is the  Founder-Director of RENERGii Asia, a Singapore based advisory boutique helping reimagine  Asian cities as circular, regenerative ecosystems. Shiva is also the Platform Lead for The Stad Lab, which is a sister  platform of CC Asia, also owned by RENERGii.


Shiva's  background is in renewable energy, clean tech and energy efficiency  investments, advisory and policy research. Shiva also runs  ClimateLaunchPad in Karnataka (India) and is a mentor/coach for a number  of startups. Prior to RENERGii, Shiva worked as a researcher at the  Energy Studies Institute at NUS, Brighter India Foundation, ReEx Capital Asia and IRG Investments.

Shiva  has an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management (Philippines) and has  completed the coursework for the M.Eng Program at NUS (Singapore). He  holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Engineering from  VTU (India).

Elena Messiou

#ClimateLaunchPad #ClimateNinja #UrbanFarming #Sustainability

#Food #ConsumerProducts #Innovation 


Elena's expertise and interests are in the areas of sustainability and innovation for cleantech; product positioning, promotion and sales & marketing for food companies; quality management, system development and service delivery optimization for the hospitality and retail industry. 

Elena is one of the eight certified global trainers of ClimateLaunchpad, the world’s largest cleantech startup program.

She is the founder of Levant Foods Ltd, a food business based in Hong Kong.

She has extensive operational experience in the luxury hospitality industry, having held executive management positions with large hotel brands in Europe and China and currently working as an independent consultant for the hospitality and retail industry in the Benelux region. 

Elena holds an MA in Public Policy and a double major BA in Economics and Communications and is currently based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Pratap Raju

#PratapRaju #ClimateLaunchPad #Innovation #Sustainability #India

#Energy #Innovation #Entrepreneurship


Pratap is  the Founder- Director of PR Climate Studio, a Climate-focused innovation  platform. He is also a Founder of the Climate Collective, a coalition of climate and cleantech companies in South Asia. addressing climate change through innovation, ecosystems and knowledge. 

Pratap is also the India Lead for ClimateLaunchPad and is incubating 43 green startups along with the Collective Partners.


As the Founder of PR Group, Pratap has many years of  experience as a developer of renewable power infrastructure in India, with a track record of developing and operating a large portfolio of solar and wind farms. Prior to energy, Pratap spent many years working in the financial services and media industries.

​Pratap  has an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Harvard University and a  Master's degree in Economic Development from Oxford University.

Anuj Jain

#AnujJain #Biomimicry #Biophilia #Nature

#Biomimicry #BuiltEnvironment


Dr. Anuj Jain is the Founder of BIOSEA and the Co-Founder of the Singapore Biomimicry Network. 

Anuj's  interests range from wildlife conservation, ecological planning and  ecosystem service assessments to creating nature-inspired designs for  the built environment.

 Anuj is a National Geographic Explorer for work  on hornbills, a recipient of the Joan Mosenthal DeWind award for  Lepidoptera Conservation by Xerces Society, USA and the Past Chairperson  of Nature Society (Singapore)'s Butterfly & Insect Group. He  also leads a program on preventing bird extinctions and illegal  wildlife trade via the BirdLife International partnership in Asia. 

Armed  with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Masters degree in Biomimicry  and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Anuj combines his deep ecological  knowledge with biomimicry to create engaging outdoor experiences in  tropical ecosystems.

Lavanya Susarla

#LavanyaSusarla #Water #Waste #Australia #Urban#Water

#Water #Waste #Innovation


Lavanya is the Commercialisation Manager for disruptive innovation at the Queensland Urban Utilities in Brisbane.

With many years of diverse experiences in various leadership positions, Lavanya is a recognized water sector strategist in Australia, NZ and the broader Pacific region.

Lavanya has served both as a planning expert and  as a field professional, leading on-site investigation teams. 

Her management experience spawns across the entire urban water cycle and she brings not just a deep understanding of the technical and economic complexities of urban water systems and markets, but also deep empathy for communities.

Lavanya has an undergraduate degree in Science from India, a Masters degree from NZ and an MBA from Australia. She also has various certifications in specialized areas like 

Water Leadership and Natural Resource Planning. She holds memberships in a number of prestigious industry associations.