Board Members

Board Members

Mr. Sameer Ladkat – Founder & Chairman

Mr. Sameer has a rich entrepreneurial experience of more than 28 years and has successfully initiated several business ventures across diverse industry segments. His vision and ability to evaluate business opportunities has provided the group companies an edge, thus providing the required momentum to grow until today and in the future.

Mr. Dinesh Jagdale – Director & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Dinesh is an Electronic Engineer with Master’s in Business Administration with specialization in marketing and has Twenty Four years of rich experience in electrical and renewable industry. Prior to his role in Panama Renewable Mr. Dinesh has spent 10 years of his carrier with Enercon (India) Ltd. in various capacities and had been responsible for the business development of wind energy in the Western region he has been instrumental in spreading awareness of the concept of wind energy in the state not only to the investors in India but also to the international investors. He has been successful in implementing a true-IPP concept model in the field of Wind Power and has attracted International Private Equity (P/E) funds to investment in Wind Power in India

Mr. Michael Brown – Director

Mr. Michael is the Investment Director & Member of the Investment Committee of REAF. He supports the partner group in sourcing, negotiating, structuring, executing and managing Investments for REAF. Mr. Michael has over 12 years of experience in private equity, corporate finance and advisory work, across acquisitions, leveraged buy-outs, direct equity investments, structured carbon finance and strategy, with experience of operating in India, SE Asia, China, Korea, the Middle East, North Africa and throughout Europe. Mr Brown has previously worked at KPMG and a private equity advisory boutique, whilst in his position to Berkeley, with Climate Change Capital, he was responsible for managing investments in the Indian and SE Asia region on investee companies. His technology experience includes biomass, wind, hydro, solar and waste to energy. Mr. Michael holds a BSc from the University of Bristol and undertook a postgraduate engineering course in renewable energy technologies. Mr. Michael is based in London and Singapore.

Mr. Ian Griffiths – Director

Mr. Ian has 15 years of experience in managing multidisciplinary teams in the development, construction and operation renewable energy and waste management assets in the UK and Australia. Mr. Ian has a strong operational and contract management background and has held management positions in Waste Recycling Group, working with Mr. Kundi and Mr. Renfrew, in the UK, Boral Australia and Tox Free Australia. Prior to joining Berkeley Energy, Mr. Ian lived and worked in the remote Pilbara region of Australia in the capacity of technical projects manager and latterly business development manager. Mr Ian was responsible for supporting a portfolio of blue chip mining and LNG clients in a challenging geographic setting, during a period of unprecedented growth in the resources sector. Mr. Ian has a BSc (Hons) from the University of Wales and is based in the Berkeley Energy Singapore office.