Upendra Bhatt leads cKinetics, a Sustainability Insight, Innovation and Capital Advisory Firm. Upendra is a "Go-to-market" and techno-commercial specialist in the energy and energy-water domains. He has been closely associated with developing utility scale infrastructure as also decentralized renewable energy projects and has worked on shaping innovative market driven models in the energy access segments in India and South-east Asian markets.
Outside of his commitments at cKinetics, Upendra chairs the Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE) as also the Sustainable Business Leadership Forum, an Industry practitioners group focused on resource sustainability and ESG issues. He is a member of several task forces constituted by industry bodies. He is a frequent speaker at global industry events and adviser to several multi-lateral agencies.
In the past, Upendra has been an early stage investor and co-founder of a development consultancy firm and has also been instrumental in establishing and ramping up the international operations for an Indo-US telecom services firm through its acquisition of a NASDAQ listed firm. He has also held project management roles at Fortune 500 companies, Itochu corporation and Skanska AB.
He holds a Masters in International Relations from Thunderbird – The American Graduate School of International Management, a Master of Business Administration from NMIMS-Mumbai, (India) and an engineering degree from Delhi College of Engineering (India).