Santosh Lakhan

Santosh Lakhan

Advisor
Santosh focuses on developing and operating greenhouse gas emissions reduction projects across the U.S. Santosh oversees the application of complex economic and regulatory scenario modeling for investment opportunities, and then manages the deployment and operations of assets to ensure emissions reductions are generated to meet market demand. He works closely with mine owners, emitters, technology developers, systems integrators, and government regulators. Santosh has designed several emission reduction technologies that are operating in the U.S. and Asia.
 
Prior to founding ECC, Santosh was a Vice President at Verdeo Sindicatum. In this role, Santosh worked with leading energy companies in the United States to reduce their energy consumption and emissions profiles. Santosh led the origination, financing, development, execution, and operation of energy generation and greenhouse gas emission reduction projects.
 
Prior to joining Verdeo Sindicatum, Santosh spent 7 years advising Fortune 500 companies as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and The Boston Consulting Group. Santosh served energy clients and was a part of McKinsey’s Energy Practice and Metals and Mining Practice in Johannesburg, South Africa. He advised large utilities and oil and gas clients on emission risk management, plant operational performance, feasibility assessments, and distribution strategy. Santosh also led the due diligence on number of private equity transactions and developed investment strategies for private equity clients and investment funds targeting industries ranging from telecommunications to automotive component suppliers.
 
Santosh is a mechanical engineer and started his career in the South African mining and power generation sectors. He managed engineering and operations at a 3600 MW coal fired power station operated by ESKOM, South Africa’s leading power utility. Santosh then joined the Mining Technology division of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) as a Design and Development Engineer. During this period, he gained extensive experience researching, developing and implementing new technologies in South Africa’s gold, platinum and coal mines.