Amar PradhanDirector at Mobility Impact Partners
Mr. Amar Pradhan is part of the founding team of Mobility Impact Partners: a collaborative strategic venture capital firm focused on investing in high-growth companies transforming the ecosystem of ground transportation. A sister fund to Energy Impact Partners
Most recently he led Special Opportunities at Energy Impact Partners, a private equity firm that invests in companies optimizing energy consumption and improving sustainable energy generation. Amar's primary mandate was to find the white space in these markets and create solutions, launch ventures where there is a lack of investable companies. He looked closely at opportunities in energy project finance, connected home, and mobility. Mobility Impact Partners is one of those ventures.
Previously, Amar was the Global Strategy leader for IBM’s Energy & Utilities organization. As the leader of strategic incubation, he was responsible to incubate IBM's new offerings to Energy & Utility companies and lead their go-to-market strategy. He focused on expanding IoT, artificial intelligence, & Blockchain solutions into emerging areas like distributed energy resources, renewables integration, & energy trading.
He has broad international experience developing and selling energy and industrial solutions. Prior to IBM, Amar was an energy technology entrepreneur with a focus on the nexus of information technology and power generation. He launched, raised financing, and sold companies focused on unit commitment optimization for energy storage, operational analytics for wind turbines, and nanotechnology for lithium ion batteries.
Amar started his career as a project engineer in the automotive industry. After business school he worked in Private Equity, investing in industrial companies.
Amar holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Columbia University.