Manoj Divakaran

Job Title
Managing Director

Manoj Divakaran has over 33 years of outstanding track record as a leader and entrepreneur in Technology, Financial Markets, Renewable Energy and Water, dealing with the mission critical areas of Banking, Financial Trading Services, Power Generation and Water Desalination. He is currently recognised as a thought leader in
the renewable energy and water industries and is a strong proponent of Open Innovation. He has successfully incubated various innovative ventures and projects in the renewable energy and water sectors. He has mentored many start-ups and has assisted existing innovative industries to expand into new markets.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of Empereal Energy Group - A group of companies formed to address the global infrastructure challenges in making renewable energy and fresh water available to all, in an economically viable and environmentally sustainable manner. Empereal has created numerous innovative and
award winning solutions and have implemented many challenging projects in renewable energy and water desalination. Empereal operates in Singapore, India and the Middle East. Empereal has developed several patented technologies in solar desalination and solar thermal systems and have used these technologies to
implement several projects in India and the Middle East. Empereal is recognised as a pioneer in Architectural Solar for the award winning design and projects at Dubai Expo 2020.
Manoj has lived and worked in many parts of the world and embodies a rich multicultural and global outlook. He is currently based in Dubai, UAE. Manoj completed his B. Tech degree in Applied Electronics and Instrumentation from the College of Engineering Trivandrum and his MBA in Global Energy Management from the Bauer College of Business - University of Houston. He completed his Masters programme in 'Leading Innovation and Change' from the University of York and is an alumnus of the Ashridge Business School (UK) where he did the Leadership Process and Leading Complex Teams programmes.
Manoj is widely travelled and is a keen student of business, culture and philosophy. He is a mentor to many and is a big believer in sharing his learning with others. He writes and speaks regularly on issues and solutions related to solar energy, solar desalination and rural empowerment. He is actively passionate about cricket,
writing, food and trekking.

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