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India Director

The Climate Group is an independent, social purpose organisation working internationally with senior government and business leaders to cut global emissions and unlock a clean industrial revolution. The Group facilitates the creation of jobs and sustainable economic prosperity and, in doing so, aims to unlock a Clean Revolution that will see a massive scaling up of low carbon technologies to address climate change. The Climate Group has operations in India, Europe, China and North America.

With the organisation receiving a substantial grant to deliver low carbon technologies to rural Indian villages, the Group were seeking a Delhi-based Director to lead the project bringing low carbon technology to some of the poorest people on the planet and expand The Climate Group’s strategic presence in India. Prospectus conducted cross-sector search, reaching out to our existing networks, but also conducting fresh research into organisations and companies such as sustainability NGOs and social enterprises in India, as well as the sustainability practices of corporate organisations in India/Asia. The position involved contributing to the overall international strategy of The Climate Group as part of the executive leadership team. Our search focused on leaders with skills in strategy, programme and people management, communications and finance, who would be equally comfortable working in a small start-up environment and with government ministers and corporate organisations at the highest levels, including with the Board of TCG India.

The Climate Group appointed Krishnan Pallasan to the position. With a background most recently at ActionAid, Krishnan brought the programmatic experience, leadership skills and global strategic thinking the organisation was seeking, having worked outside India in Afghanistan and Nepal previously. With experience of working in small and large organisations and growing the former significantly from scratch, he knew how to not only grow and drive a programme, but also work strategically at the highest levels.

"The Climate Group chose Prospectus following a review of search agencies, including in the commercial sector. They were very impressed with the service provided by Prospectus and are delighted to have appointed an exceptional new India Director " – Ian McLintock, International Operations Director.