Meet the Team
Mr. Poul V. JENSEN
Since January 2010, Mr. Jensen has been the Director of EBTC, where his main focus is the SME and research communities, and his main mandate is to pragmatically execute the task of bringing EU and India even closer together in their strategic and operational relations. This includes addressing challenges in transferring clean technologies, providing input for developing clusters, and for developing procedures to enhance collaboration on R&D and innovation. Poul holds a Bachelors in International Trade from the Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and a Masters in Business Administration from CASS Business School, London. His career started 1989 at the then largest Danish Conglomerate, East Asiatic Company, a shipping, transportation and distribution firm, operating globally.
Mr. Joerg UEHLIN
Head of Operations
Joerg joined EBTC as Head of Operations in July 2014 where his role involves coordinating activities across sectors and regions, communicating with EBTC’s Partner organisations and official stakeholders and representing EBTC as a speaker at events and workshops. He has a strong operations background having worked for an Indian MNC in Gurgaon managing their India Social Media operations. He also has experience in the renewable energy and environment sectors having worked with a solar powered water treatment plant developer from the South of Germany where he was focusing on the Indian market and first encountered EBTC. This has given him valuable insights into the perspectives and challenges European SMEs face when internationalising to India. He is a graduate from SOAS (University of London) in Business Management and South Asian Studies and speaks German, English and basic Hindi.
Mr. Ranjithkumar JAMBULINGAM
Business Development Manager - Bengaluru
Ranjith is responsible for identifying project opportunities, technology partners and actively work towards business development for EU companies in India. He is a dynamic green energy enthusiast with a masters degree in Electrical Engineering and Renewable energy systems from University of Leeds. He has a strong background in sustainable energy with especially deep insights into applied solar photovoltaic technology. Ranjith had worked as Regional Manager, (South India) for an Indian renewable energy company heading their operations and business development activities in southern India. His business development experience exhibits extensive professional associations with State government agencies and private companies. His experience also covers developing business plans on a regional basis, project management and techno-managerial skills, is a valuable asset for EU companies seeking Indian project opportunities.
Ms. Sneha Mishra
Business Development Manager - Bengaluru
Sneha has previously worked with a Spanish Infrastructure and Management consulting firm in Bengaluru, undertaking projects especially for multi-lateral funding agencies (ADB,WB,DFID,EU & others) in the diversified sectors of Infrastructure. She has been very proactive in Liaisoning and Engagements both on partners and experts end. She possess strong communication and writing skills and has strong professional background of representing organization in the International Platform. These skills are invaluable for an institution like EBTC and can be harnessed for applying for multilateral and bilateral funds to support the activities and projects of EBTC.
Mr. Varun SEHGAL
Advisor - Smart cities
Varun is Advisor Smart Cities Program at EBTC his main focus is EU-India Smart Cities Knowledge and Innovation Program which is designed to promote Indo-European cooperation for Smart Infrastructure, support Indian Government and private sector by introducing adaptable technologies, frameworks and solutions for smart cities. Before joining EBTC as Advisor, Varun has 12 years of hands-on diversified experience in Policy Matters, Advocacy, Development sector projects and Strategic Planning. He was a Partner with a PR and Strategy Consulting firm, leading the business advocacy practice. Varun has worked with leading Indian Business Member organization FICCI as part of the Corporate Initiative team leading multiple Development sector projects with Government, bilateral institutions & private sectors and he has also worked with Indo-US bilateral chamber of commerce spearheading new initiatives and advocacy programs. Varun is a graduate in commerce and holds his Masters in Strategy from a leading business school in India.
Mrs. Ankita TYAGI
Manager - IPR
Ankita is responsible for the implementation of the European Patent Office (EPO) Workplan for India at EBTC and manages the EBTC IPR Helpdesk. The IPR Helpdesk, provides services such as technology scouting and technology transfer to European and Indian SMEs and other stakeholders. Ankita also spearheads the development of an EBTC IP strategy.Previously Ankita has worked as Patent Engineer in Centre of Excellence in IPR, CDAC, Innovation and IPR Division, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India, from 2009. At CDAC, she has worked on a large scope of IP topics, and in the course of work engaged with many Government agencies, i.e. MEITY, IPO, DIPP, etc., as well as targeting a broad variety of IP stakeholders, including SME’s, academia, government, private entities - industrial and individuals alike - and research institutes. Ankita has a Bachelor Degree in Instrumentation from Delhi University, a Master’s of Science degree in Bioinformatics and a Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights respectively.