Sourav Adhikari
Director Marketing and Strategy
at Straw Straws

Straw Straws
Private company

United States

Expert in:

Finance Society Technology Environment Energy Water Air Materials Processes Construction

More about this expert:

My professional experience includes working for small hydro power company and a utility. My job responsibilities included leading the financial analyses and presentation process, coordination with the operations and execution teams on all structural and technical aspects of the renewable energy systems and interfacing with finance professionals to develop and structure financing solutions. Subsequently I managed a coal fired thermal power project which used super-critical boiler technology and reduced consumption of coal by 17%. During my MBA at Hult International Business School I participated in Hult Impact Challenge. Our clients, Philips Lighting wanted to capture business opportunity of Circular Economy for their commercial lighting business by offering lighting as a service. It would help them derive value form waste and reduce their exposure to the volatile resource market. I developed a sustainable business model where the stakeholders included building management companies, Electrical system installers and super markets. Currently, I am working for a startup, which is developing a natural and sustainable farm product that could replace the plastic straws. I loved the idea because I had never heard of this kind of an idea before. Also, considering the fact that close to 190 tons of plastic is disposed every day in the form of plastic straws, this idea is the closest to a perfect solution. I am a clean-tech and sustainability enthusiast. My goal is to engage with startups and corporations with new business ideas and help them find the solution to their problems to develop a sustainable business model.