Board of Directors – Astonfield Renewables East Africa Ltd.
Ameet ShahCo-Founder and Co-Chairman
Ameet Shah brings considerable experience in executing and implementing complex projects. He works with Astonfield’s financial, technical and government partners to ensure profitability of each individual project, ultimately leading to successful implementation. Under Mr. Shah’s leadership, Astonfield has been able to form important partnerships with leading IPPs such as T-Solar of Spain as well as international engineering, procurement and construction companies (EPCs) such as Isolux Corsan of Spain, juwi of Germany and Schneider Electric of France.
Mr. Shah is the founder and Managing Partner of Mosaic Capital Advisors. Prior to Mosaic, Mr. Shah worked at HSBC Asset Management Limited in various roles in Hong Kong, London and New York. He subsequently moved to Salomon Brothers in Hong Kong and joined the investment team that oversaw the Salomon Brothers Asia Growth Fund. Mr. Shah is an Economics graduate of Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge. He is currently a member of the United States Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee since December 2012.
Sourabh Sen Co-Founder and Co-Chairman
Mr. Sen is responsible for aligning Astonfield’s operational endeavors with government policy. As Co-Chairman of Astonfield, Mr. Sen oversees all government relations and lobbying efforts and provides macro-level operational and strategic guidance to Astonfield’s Global Executive Committee. Prior to co-founding Astonfield in 2005, Mr. Sen served as Executive Vice President of National Life Insurance Company until 2008 and Executive Vice President of First Investors Corporation from 1999 to 2005. Mr. Sen has extensive global expertise in asset management, cross border investments, strategic acquisitions and working with national governments on asset privatizations.
Mr. Sen was awarded the 2013 Man of the Year Award from Viki Publishers and Byatikram Mass Awareness and Social Development Organisation (MASDO), an NGO dedicated to strengthening social and cultural richness in Northeast India. He was also honored with the 2009 Udyog Rattan Award from the Institute of Economic Studies for his pioneering contributions toward developing the renewable energy industry in India.
As an alumnus of Don Bosco Schools, Mr. Sen is actively involved in a number of charitable and humanitarian causes in the state of West Bengal, India. Additionally, Mr. Sen is on the Board of Advisors of The Odyssey Initiative, an educational based firm studying primary schools across America. Mr. Sen completed his B.Sc from the University of Burdhwan. He was Board certified and admitted to practice financial advisory and planning services in the U.S. in 1996.