A climate solution powered by women micro entrepreneurs.

MEC empowers microentrepreneurs, mostly women, to access affordable clean energy such as solar lighting, efficient stoves and water purifiers.
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A climate solution powered by women micro entrepreneurs.
MEC empowers microentrepreneurs, mostly women, to access affordable clean energy such as solar lighting, efficient stoves and water purifiers.

Net Zero Pioneers provide critical funds which are deployed on local clean energy demonstrators, last mile distribution and after sales service.
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Catalyzing the shift to clean
energy and preventing deforestation
MEC’ s mission is empowering microentreneurs to access affordable clean energy such as affordable solar lighting, efficient stoves and waterpurifiers, with a focus on women. The biggest barrier these communities face in adopting clean energy is access to finance. MEC overcomes this barrier by providing a unique program of financial and technical support to a broad network of local microfinance institutions and other providers in Asia and Africa who can offer clean energy microloans.
Funding for communities of
women microentrepreneurs
MEC’s program empowers its MFI partners to overcome the barriers to clean energy microfinance by deploying financial support and training in the areas of clean energy awareness building, last mile distribution and provision of after sales service. These resources are used to hire tens of thousands of local demonstrators who earn income while spreading awareness of clean energy. Once these barriers are overcome, the MFIs use private capital to offer the microloans. This leverages each dollar of carbon funding 10x, and catalyzes an influx of green economic growth in the economies of the local communities. Communities increase their savings, obtain green jobs, and build their access to credit, in addition to realizing health and education benefits.
High quality social
impact carbon credits
MEC uses a cloud based technology to track the carbon emission reductions when these communities shift from kerosene and deforestation practices to clean energy. This enables MEC to provide high quality social impact carbon credits to Net Zero Pioneers.
Our Team
MEC is a dynamic group of forward looking professionals based in Kenya and India.
April Allderdice
CEO and Co-Founder
April Allderdice
CEO and Co-Founder
April is a leading entrepreneur in clean energy finance. She pioneered distributed solar finance with the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh, and worked in large scale electric utilities with McKinsey and Co. As a cofounder of MEC she innovated a safe and scalable platform for financial institutions to provide clean energy loans to rural households.
James Dailey
Co-Founder
James Dailey
Co-Founder
James is a Director and Co-Founder of MEC.
NARENDRA PRAJAPATI
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
NARENDRA PRAJAPATI
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Over the past 15 years, Narendra has worked with reputed organizations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Hinduja Group, Fortune Finance, Nexia & Gravita in various roles. His expertise are in Fund Raising, Financial Planning & Management, Business Strategy, MIS & Budgeting.
SRISKANDH SUBRAMANIAN
Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)
SRISKANDH SUBRAMANIAN
Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO)
Sriskandh oversees the carbon program of MEC. He has worked on global sustainability issues for over 15 years. He has previously worked as the Head of Standard Development at the Gold Standard Foundation and serves on the Registration and Issuance Team of the UNFCCC.
JAYASHREE RAO
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
JAYASHREE RAO
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)
Jayashree heads growth and Operations for MEC. Having worked with corporates like Eureka Forbes and Ion Exchange limited & Inthree Access, Jayashree comes with over 20 years of experience working in Water, health and livelihood sectors in rural India.
ANKITA JENA
Senior Program Manager - Carbon Technic.
ANKITA JENA
Senior Program Manager - Carbon Technic.
Ankita is a Senior Programme Manager managing the CDM project activities for MicroEnergy Credits. She is an environment professional with over 10 years of experience of working on diverse issues including climate change, clean energy, clean development mechanism and waste management.
ANUPAM KULKARNI
Finance Consultant
ANUPAM KULKARNI
Finance Consultant
Anupam Kulkarni has 5 years experience in Accounts, Finance, MIS, Corporate Compliances. He is associated with MEC for assisting the Finance Team in handling Accounts & Compliance of MEC Africa. Previously he was employed with Infrastructure Company located in Mumbai as a Finance Executive.
ASESS FERNANDEZ
Manager Human Resources
ASESS FERNANDEZ
Manager Human Resources
Asess has 7 years of experience in end to end Human Resource Management. She holds degree in HRM from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and worked with companies like CIPLA, Artline India and Edwise International.. At MEC, Asess manages the entire gamut of Human Activities. In her Leisure time, she loves baking and cooking.
ASHOK SADASHIVAN
Sales Force Manager - India
ASHOK SADASHIVAN
Sales Force Manager - India
Ashok manages the sales team in southern India. Previously, he worked as senior manager with SELCO Solar Light Pvt. Ltd – a social enterprise that provides sustainable energy solutions to rural households in India.
DILKHUSH PARMAR
Carbon Technical Officer - India
DILKHUSH PARMAR
Carbon Technical Officer - India
Dilkhush is an Electrical engineer with 4 years of work experience in with Navyug Pharma and co-founded an e-commerce company. His area of expertise is management, project planning, and strategy. During his leisure time, he loves to play cricket, volunteer at NGOs and he is a Vipassana meditator.
JALPA KUMAWAT
Finance Consultant
JALPA KUMAWAT
Finance Consultant
CA Jalpa Kumawat is having 10 years of experience with reputed organizations in various roles. Her expertise are in Accounts, Financial Planning & Management, MIS & Budgeting, Taxation. In MEC, Jalpa assists the finance team in handling global accounts and finance.
JOHNSON SELVAKUMAR
Product Demonstrator
JOHNSON SELVAKUMAR
Product Demonstrator
Johnson is an integral part of the team at the office and in the field. John purchased water purifiers for his family after joining the MEC team, and thereafter became a clean energy advocate and product demonstrator.
MIRIAM NJOROGE
Sales Force Manager - Africa
MIRIAM NJOROGE
Sales Force Manager - Africa
Miriam manages the sales team at Equity Bank in Kenya. Previously, Miriam worked as sales director of Greenchar, a briquette manufacturing company. While working as an MEC sales team member, she reached more households with clean energy solutions than any other team member.
POONAM TOSHNIWAL
Finance and Account Manager
POONAM TOSHNIWAL
Finance and Account Manager
CA Poonam Toshniwal currently assist finance team at MEC. She was previously associated with Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited and served 3 years of articleship at Grant Thornton. Her expertise are in Accounts, Financial Planning & Management, MIS & Budgeting.
PRANTIK MITRA
Senior Program Manager & Head of Global Data and Applied Sciences
PRANTIK MITRA
Senior Program Manager & Head of Global Data and Applied Sciences
Prantik is a Google certified Project Management professional & holds certificates in Machine Learning and Data Science from Stanford University with years of experience in strategic advisory, product management and techno-economic consulting in the field.
SUSAN MANIA
Data Specialist - Kenya
SUSAN MANIA
Data Specialist - Kenya
Susan works on a variety of tasks with MEC’s East Africa team, from processing sales data and reconciliations to helping manage deliveries and inventory. Previously Susan worked with Equity Group Foundation (EGF) as a data entry clerk, and before that she worked with microfinance institutions focused on women’s empowerment.
TOM JOHN VARGHESE
Carbon Technical Officer - India
TOM JOHN VARGHESE
Carbon Technical Officer - India
Tom is a seasoned professional with a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and Masters degree in Energy Engineering. He has 6+ years of experience in the industry; including sound exposure in Production & Quality Control (Manufacturing), Energy Consulting, Energy Auditing, Green Building Consulting and Interior Designing.
TREVOR OMONDI AYOMBE
Data Specialist - Kenya
TREVOR OMONDI AYOMBE
Data Specialist - Kenya
Trevor works on a variety of tasks with MEC’s East African team, from processing sales data, supporting Operations and Logistics, technical support to field staff and reconciliations to help manage deliveries and inventory. He is a creative and versatile member of the team.
HIMANGKA KAUSHIK
Carbon Technical Officer - India
HIMANGKA KAUSHIK
Carbon Technical Officer - India
Himangka assists the technical team at MEC. He has a Master’s degree in Renewable Energy Engineering & Management from TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi. Previously, Himangka worked for consulting firms and research think-tanks on projects related to energy efficiency, clean energy technologies, project management and energy modelling.
RICHA VERMA
Global Manager - Climate and Sustainability
RICHA VERMA
Global Manager - Climate and Sustainability
Richa currently manages MEC’s carbon programme. She has over 12 years of experience working in the field of climate change policy and carbon markets with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in India, UNDP, United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) and CDM project developers.
OMJEE SHUKLA
Data Analyst - Global Data and Applied Sciences
OMJEE SHUKLA
Data Analyst - Global Data and Applied Sciences
Omjee is a Data Analyst at the Global Data and Applied Sciences division of MEC, and has proven skills in Python and R for statistical and data analysis. He holds an MSc in Economics from TERI University. His master’s thesis focused on studying the adoption of electric vehicles and analysis of charging infrastructure in India.
ARITRA CHAKRABORTY
Technical Analyst - Global Data and Applied Sciences
ARITRA CHAKRABORTY
Technical Analyst - Global Data and Applied Sciences
Aritra has developed several analytics and CRM tools. His expertise includes project management, integrated marketing communication, and Six Sigma. He holds an MBA in Operation and Marketing and B.Tech. in Electronics and Communication Engineering.
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Interested in a career with MEC?

At MEC we believe in finding the balance between working to live and living to work. Diversity of our workforce is one of our core values at MEC so that we may reflect the communities that we serve. We co-create a culture of inclusion and respect that enables us to attract and keep top talent.

The values that help us deliver:

  • Serving humanity and the planet. Our goal is not less than stopping climate change and poverty. We do this by impacting markets, supply chains, information flows and unlocking human capital. 
  • Great communication leads to great ideas. We all have access to the people, information, and resources we need to get the job done.
  • Everyone at MEC is a leader, making the people and teams around them extraordinary. MEC team members are excellent communicators, agile problem solvers, trusted colleagues and inspiring leaders.
  • Building our culture together. We take risks, make decisions quickly, share mistakes broadly, and learn from them openly. We create our culture together at team retreats where everyone’s voice matters.

We go above and beyond to offer our team amazing benefits, including our annual strategy retreat in Goa.

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