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Founder and CEO

Manik M Jolly was heading Rural Electrification business for Sun Edison for South and SE Asia region and then joined World Bank as consultant for Energy access in South Asia region Selected as 10 leading Global Green Game changers by WWF, He has been instrumental in launching Eradication of Darkness campaign in India. He has extensive experience in Micro Grids and energy access through various models. Manik founded G.R.I.D. India to create a base for innovative solution for energy access in developing countries. An alumni of MDI, Gurgaon and NDA, Pune Manik has almost 13 years of military service.

Manager-Development Programs

Barkat is a Young India Fellow and has a masters in Social Work from University of Kashmir. She has about 3years of experience in the development sector and has worked with various non-profit organizations.


A Bachelors in Physics and MBA in Marketing and Finance, Abhay Asthana comes with in depth knowledge and experience of working in energy sector. Abhay has worked with various reputed organizations in the energy sector and has extensive experience in setting solar plants.

Assistant Manager-Projets

Having completed his diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Panchkula University, Rahul has joined G.R.I.D. in the technical department. Youngest in the team, Rahul is Passionate and enthusiastic about working in this sector.