About

We exist to facilitate financing for renewable energy projects in emerging market economies that need them most. Along with providing structuring and related consultancy services, we partner with strong local origination partners to build attractive investment opportunities for investors.

Identity

Our Values

We are persistent, passionate problem solvers

We have a compassionate spirit and a competitive core.

We act in alignment with our well informed and open-to-learning thought leadership.

We believe the best way to successfully serve all our stakeholders is to be a just business.

We will find a way. If we can’t find one, we’ll make the way.


Genesis

We come from very different backgrounds. An engineer. An investment banker. A management consultant.

Having worked in very different places. Nairobi, Kenya. New York City, America. Panchgani, India. Jakarta, Indonesia. Rome, Italy. London, UK. International development. Venture capital. Strategy firms. Government.

Yet, in our core, we each share a passionate commitment to ensuring everyone in the world has the ability to thrive.

Despite working in seemingly different sectors we shared common observations on why the status quo was so disparate. Without access to power, communities simply cannot develop, let alone thrive. Short-term thinking often only addresses symptoms of problems rather than their root causes. Philanthropy, and even multilateral organisations alone are not sufficient since the resource pools are simply not large enough. Business has the critical role to play in sustaining impact. The need to electrify rapidly is paramount, but it has to be clean. Climate change is the most pressing concern of our generation, which makes the global transition towards a low-carbon economy the most important mission.

We met while studying for our MBAs at the University of Oxford. While there, we learned together, grew together, and realized we want to solve problems together. We saw in each other the missing pieces needed while recognizing the importance of working beyond ourselves individually. We are committed to facilitating sustainable energy access for all.

We are fettl.

Team

Eric Sukumaran
CEO

Prior to meeting his fellow founders at Oxford, Eric spent four years on originating renewable energy projects in Africa. He became passionate about finding a way to sustainably finance badly needed power projects in some of the most difficult environments. Eric was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank, before leaving to advise the Mayor of London on his successful 2012 re-election campaign. He then went on to become a Senior Policy Adviser for the British Government, advising on large- scale infrastructure projects and on climate change policy, with a focus on international treaty negotiations governed by the Paris Climate Agreement (and with a year long stint in Brexit negotiations!). Eric holds a BA in Philosophy, Political Science and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Aparna Shrivastava
CSO
With a strong technical foundation in mechanical engineering, Aparna has worked in international development and humanitarian work for 7+ years across East Africa and India. She is particularly passionate about how to leverage innovative finance to facilitate positive impact at scale for climate change adaptation and mitigation. Most recently she’s led the development of innovative financial instruments for resilience financing in Indonesia at Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian agency. From establishing and running the regional office of a water and sanitation NGO to founding a social impact startup, Aparna's career illustrates and embodies her relentless passion for positively challenging the status quo.
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William Stormont
CIO
William is passionate about venture building. He seeks out innovative and brilliant people and enjoys helping them strategically build successful businesses that generate sustained impact. Before starting his MBA, William worked in Kulczyk Investment's newly established early stage venture fund, Manta Ray, plus their start-up accelerator program, The inCredibles, in collaboration with Google and IBM. Previously William worked in Rome as the Aide-de-Camp to Fra’ Matthew Festing, Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Order of Malta (a multi-national charity), and in New York as a management consultant working with small and medium size businesses across the USA.
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Thought Leadership

With the world and our economies more dynamic than ever before, it is essential to not only stay abreast of what is happening around us in the now, but also to elucidate new, needed ways of reality. Fettl is commited to push beyond the status quo.

Our latest Thought Leadership pieces are found in the Fettl publication which can be accessed here.

Contact

We’d love to hear from you.

hello@fettl.co

+44 (0) 780 273 1944

#14, 12 Elgin Avenue

London W9 3QP