EfficientCarbon’s team is a mix of Exuberance and Experience, coming together to provide Peerless Value and help you at every stage of your journey to become a Sustainable Organisation.



Harsha Yadav


Harsha is the co-founder of EfficientCarbon LLP. He has over 5 years of experience in Consulting, Marketing, Business Development, Customer Experience Management, IT consulting and CRM Design. He is a trained Lead Auditor for Environmental Management Systems. Prior to starting up EfficientCarbon, he worked as a consultant in Infosys Technologies with British Telecom in London in the CRM area and in Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Ltd handling sales of electronic security equipment for the AP region. Harsha holds a PGDM from IFMR, Chennai and has completed his Engineering in Electronics and Communication from University of Madras. He is also the Co-Convener of Energy Conservation Mission Hyderabad and has expertise in the areas of Sustainability, Environmental Management, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Managing Partner

Pradeep Palelli


Pradeep is a Managing Partner at EfficientCarbon LLP. He has over 3 years of experience in Consulting, Marketing, Business Development, IT and CRM. Prior to joining EfficientCarbon, he worked as a Systems Engineer in Infosys Technologies with British Telecom and handled application/product related issues. Pradeep holds a B.E. (Honors) in Electronics and Instrumentation from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He is also a member of Energy Conservation Mission, Hyderabad and has expertise in the areas of Renewable Energy, Solar Power Plant set-up from Concept to Commissioning, REC Certificates and Green Finance.


Abhishek Dabas

Abhishek Dabas

Abhishek is a social entrepreneur and part of the consulting team at EfficientCarbon. After having worked for corporates in varying capacities in project finance, marketing and program management with companies like Reliance Infrastructure, Ashok Leyland and ClearlySo, he now juggles his time between creating products-with-a-conscience and consulting early-stage companies on business plans, funding requirements and sales & marketing strategies. His focus areas are CSR, Renewable Energy and the Sharing Economy. He did his PGDM from IIM Calcutta and B.Tech in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi.

Advisory Board

Pranav Mehta


Pranav Mehta is a technocrat with more than 35 years experience mainly in the area of Planning and implementation of new projects from “Concept to Commissioning” with emphasis on Sustainable Development, Business Development, Corporate Management, Environment Planning etc.

He is the current Chairman of the Solar Energy Association of Gujarat and has worked as Senior Vice President of Reliance Industries Limited, Group Vice President of Essar Group of companies, Advisor – CNG for the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC), Project Manager, Gujarat Industrial Investment Corporation Limited (GIIC) and Senior Metallurgist with the Tata Iron and Steel Company at Jamshedpur.

In May, 2011 he received the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award 2011 for his outstanding services to the country in the field of Energy and Environment. He is also working now on futuristic concepts of Space Based Solar Power, being actively promoted by Dr. Abdul Kalam, (former President of India).

Neil Salisbury

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Neil is Director at Net Balance an experienced consultant with over sixteen years of consulting experience in the energy and climate change fields. Neil has degrees in Science and an MBA in technology management. He is a fellow with the Australian Institute of Energy and the Australian Institute of Management. He is also on the training advisory board of the Carbon Market Institute in Australia.

He is a registered Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (DCCEE) Auditor (Level 1 and 2), lead auditor with RABQSA and a technical assessor with NATA. Neil has undertaken projects across a diverse range of industry sectors and in a number of countries in the Asia Pacific including India, China, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, South Korea, Malaysia and Brunei.

Sanjay Gadhalay


Have more than 21 years’ experience in Business Consulting , Marketing, Sales and Systems Management with the last 10 years as an Industry Consultant for Overall Business Restructuring from the perspective of uncovering hidden value to the enterprise through the overall Supply restructuring and E-Business enablement. Sanjay Gadhalay is a Gold medallist in Mathematics, a qualified Electrical Engineer from IIT Delhi since 1986 and an MBA in Marketing and Systems since 1989 from IIM Bangalore. Sales, Marketing and Systems and General Management have been his primary areas of expertise for more than 15 years. He has multiple industry exposure in India across the Information Technology , Electrical Equipment , Engineering , Telecommunication ,Automotive and Electronics Industries straddling the Services , Agricultural and Industrial sectors of the Indian Economy and the IT industry.

He has worked with companies such as GE, Kirloskar, Technofast, Satyam and UB Group. He was also the founding CEO of Center for Climate change and Environmental Advisory for Govt. of AP, India. Sanjay currently is the Associate Director in ISB, Hyderabad.

Dr. Jitendra Desai


Dr. Jitendra D Desai Senior consultant, Corporate Environment and sustainability solutions at Reliance Industries Limited. He did his Master’s and Doctorate from M. S. Univ. Of Baroda and received his advanced training in the area of environment from World Bank Inst., USA; Asian Development Council, Japan; Johnson School Center for sustainable global enterprise, Cornell University, USA; and Business Management trainings from reputed Institutes. He completed his post-doctoral research at Czech Acad. Sciences (Czechoslovakia), Sheffield and Cardiff Univ. (UK) and Univ. California (USA).

Dr. Desai has 42 years of teaching, administrative and strategic management experience. He is a Lead auditor for EMS; IRCA- UK certified Sustainability Assurance practitioner, Lead verifier of GHG accounting for ISO 14064 and Expert reviewer of 5th Assessment report on Climate change at IPCC. He has more than 130 publications, 2 patents and is an expert at many institutions and organisations such as IPCC, GRI, MoEF, CPCB, DBT, IIM Ahmedabad and IITs among others.

He is the recipient of many awards including UNESCO-Award, Czechoslovakia; Young Scientist award from UK; Fulbright Award from USA and National award for technology development from Govt. of India.

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