Our Team

S3IDF’s core staff, Boards of Directors, advisors and network of senior consultants bring decades of experience and insights to our work.

Together we push for more inclusive growth and sustainable impacts.


Samit Aich

Chief Executive Officer

Patrick D’Addario

Senior Financial Analyst

Gopal B.

Manager – Finance & Compliance

Russell deLucia

Innovation Director and Principal Founder

Lexi Doolittle

Program Specialist

Elizabeth Friend

Managing Director

Nitin Gopalkrishnan

Project Development Officer

Will Knowland

Senior Energy and Environment Analyst

Saraswathi K.B.

Manager – Project Administration & HR

Avinash Krishnamurthy

Chief Program Officer

Naomie Lebon

Assistant to the Director

Michael Lesser

Finance Director and Senior Economist

Emma Marks

Partnerships Coordinator

Archit Mehta

Fundraising and Communications Officer

Earl Stephens

Office Administrator

Vivek Shastry

Senior Project Developent Officer

Boards of Directors

US Board of Directors

Robin Brenner

Board Member and Clerk

Russell deLucia

Board Member and President

Somak Ghosh

Board Member

Michael Lesser

Board Member and Treasurer

Marco Palmieri

Board Member

Scott Sklar

Board Member

India Board of Directors

Somak Ghosh

Board Member

Veena Joshi

Board Chairwoman

K.S. Ravi

Board Member


Andrew Barnett


Nikhil Desai


Harish Hande


Pawan Kumar Sachdeva


Harve Thomas