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Santosh Gurunath

Founder & Managing Director

Santosh is a chemical engineer based in the Netherlands and has worked in Shell and McKinsey & Company as part of his corporate career spanning over 7 years. He has worked across Europe (Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Spain), Asia (Thailand, India), Africa (South Africa) and United States in both technical and consulting roles. 

Harini Pattabhiraman

Managing Director

Harini is a materials researcher specialised in materials modelling working for a steel company in the Netherlands. She has obtained a PhD in computational material science from Utrecht University in The Netherlands and is an alumnus of TU Delft in The Netherlands and National Institute of Technology Nagpur in India. 

Michiel Mak

Non-Executive Board Director

Michiel is a senior energy executive with 27 years experience with Shell in various senior roles covering Upstream, Midstream and Downstream activities across the globe. He has served as the CEO of Hanas in China setting up a new company covering gas, LNG, supply and trading, power generation, wind and solar. He is currently working as CEO at EMCS Limited and Operating Partner at Prostar Capital both based in Hong Kong.

S Gurunath

Director Designate, Ü-Energy

Gurunath brings his experience of 35 years in contracts and commercial administration of high valued turnkey contracts for major projects to the table. The last 10 years he has worked extensively in the energy industry across solar, wind and thermal with First Solar, INOX Wind, Suzlon Energy and GE in India. Prior to that he has worked in the industrial automation space across Honeywell and Rockwell in India.

L Pattabhiraman

Director Designate, Ü-Mobility

Pattabhiraman is a banking veteran with more than 35 years experience across various roles in State Bank of India (SBI) - branch operations at various levels, CFO of all branches in a state, training, treasury, audit, COO of SBI Mutual Fund, EVP of SBI primary dealer in govt securities & held responsibility at various locations across India, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra, retiring as General Manager.

Kushan Chakraborty

Partner & General Counsel

Kushan is a lawyer practicing in India. He is the co-founder of Cornellia Chambers and serves clients, inter alia, in corporate, disputes resolution and technology law related domains. He is an alumnus of Christ University in Bangalore, India. 

Petra van Ligten

Chief People Officer

Petra has worked close to 20 years in the Dutch immigration and relocation sector. She has worked extensively as an immigration specialist for both private and government institutions (IND) and brings a wealth of experience. Last year she set up her own company to serve clients with relocation and immigration assistance. She has been working with international employees from all over the world.

Berry Graveth

Director Sales, Ü-Healthcare

Berry has over 16 years of experience within (international) healthcare sales. With past training, sales, coaching, business development, management and leadership roles, he shows added value in many areas. Berry holds a BSc in Intensive Care Nursing and has working experience within large companies such as Becton Dickinson, J&J and Teleflex.