In each edition of this blog, you will get to know a couple of our members from our organization or our local partners. Who is driving our organization and our projects, and what drives them?
Welcome to the 5th edition of this blog. Here, I will introduce you to Nishant Narayan. A few weeks ago Nishant joined our board to act in the role of chair.
Nishant brings his background characterised by an energy access lens on international development, and looks forward to being part of the board and supporting the strategic and organizational development of EWB-NL:
“Volunteering at EWB-NL seems like quite a natural extension of my everyday professional life. EWB-NL’s vision of sustainable technical solutions for global development aligns perfectly with both my personal and professional north star of sustainable global development.”
In his daily work, Nishant leads the Universal Integrated Energy Planning Program at Sustainable Energy for All, where he focuses on accelerating global access to clean energy.
Nishant grew up in a large suburb of the city of Mumbai, India, when his primary interests made him opt for an engineering study, which was in Electronics & Communication. After working a few years in the semiconductor industry, Nishant moved to the Netherlands in 2011 to pursue his master’s in Sustainable Energy Technology at TU Delft. Over the subsequent years, he continued focusing on the field of solar energy and in 2019 obtained his PhD in off-grid solar solutions for improving electricity access.
Nishant’s international mindset is reflected in his passion for travelling. However, with the restrictive circumstances of the last years, he had to resort to his other passion — as he puts it, he ‘lives to eat and loves to cook’. If you don’t find him cooking in his house in The Hague, where he lives with his wife, or enjoying good food elsewhere, you will probably find him fanatically playing board games.