Gaurav strengthening the team as Head Partnerships and Strategy

We are happy to announce Gaurav Himkar joining the Rural Spark team as our Head strategy & partnerships. Gaurav is a professional with extensive and relevant experience, allowing Rural Spark to set up more and more partnerships, and serving our customers better!

Gaurav comes from a strategy & implementation background from diverse industries like Automotive, Consumer Durables, and Renewable energy. Gaurav is an electrical engineer from Delhi College of Engineering, and an MBA from IIM Lucknow.

Gaurav brings to the table his wide cross-functional exposure gained through working in various functions and roles like Business Development, PMO, M&A, Organizational development, Industry & Govt. Relations to name a few. The latter half of his career has been heavily focused on developing and implementing market and consumer-focused strategies, with rural consumer markets being his most recent experience.

Gaurav firmly believes that any strategy is only as good as its execution, and is looking forward to make an impact with Rural Spark’s vision for the future of clean energy.

We are excited to have Gaurav on board and to take rural electrification, as well al Rural Spark, to the next level!

Rural Spark hires Managing Director Aravind Kumar

Rural Spark is ready to step up it's game and is happy to announce that Aravind Kumar joining Rural Spark to make that happen in the role of Managing Director. Aravind brings relevant experience in the off-grid energy sector, allowing Rural Spark to establish its unique value proposition in the market, build out critical functions of finance, supply chain, operations, production, marketing, human resources and business development, and defining the product roadmap to align with market requirements.

Over 1.600 people have applied for the role of Managing Director of Rural Spark, and a very thorough process clearly made Aravind come out on top. Aravind has over 10+ years of experience in management consulting, business development, P&L management and entrepreneurship. He has previously worked at organizations such as McKinsey & Co., TechnoServe, and Greenlight Planet and holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Delhi University. Aravind has large knowledge about the sector, having worked as an experienced professional in the sector with one of the market-leading rural electrification companies.

Aravind strongly believes in market-based, financially sustainable strategies for the BOP segment and shares Rural Spark's vision for rural electrification. His professional network across multiple countries helps Rural Spark grow beyond India to international markets.

We are excited to have Aravind on-board and transform Rural Spark into a commercially strong, financially viable and scalable enterprise. For our partners, customers, sponsors and other stakeholders, we are confident your interests will be met even more. We're happy to introduce you to work with Aravind directly, and together grow the energy network of tomorrow while providing lots of people with reliable access to energy.