Entrepreneur, Consultant, and Author in India
Abhijith Jayanthi is a first generation entrepreneur with experience in renewable energy and industrial infrastructure. Having worked across India, Far & Middle East and African geographies, Abhijith brings his expertise in business diligence, strategy design, investment advisory and asset management.
Amongst other roles, he served as a Consultant to World Bank where he handled technology related initiatives particularly focused on renewable energy sources - Solar Technologies, Rural Energy Access Initiatives. Abhijith served on Audit Committee of Wikimedia Foundation;as the non-executive director on Board of Servomax Group of Companies; as CEO of Andhra Pradesh Brahmin Co-operative Credit Society Limited (Government of Andhra Pradesh Undertaking). Previously, he served as Member of National Governing Councils for Solar Energy Society of Indiaand Indian Association of Energy Management Professionals (Treasurer).
Outside his business interests, Abhijith through his Non-Profit - SimplyJITH Foundation - enables livelihood opportunities for youth in vulnerable areas. Abhijith is / was also associated with Non-Profits/ bodies, such as TakingITGlobal, Wikimedia Foundation, UNFPA.
Abhijith holds a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering (Power) from IIT Delhi and Bachelor Degree in Economics and Management from University of London. He has diplomas/certificates in areas of Innovation/Entrepreneurship (GSB - Stanford University), Religion (Harvard University), Design and Innovation Policy in Developing Countries (UNU – MERIT), Public Relations