Founder and CEO- Lohum Cleantech

Rajat Verma is the Founder and CEO of LOHUM Cleantech. He has grown LOHUM into India's largest producer of sustainable Li-ion battery raw materials through a combination of recycling, repurposing, and low-carbon refining. LOHUM has rapidly upscaled as a hub for innovation - recently honored as "The Most Innovative Company of the Year" by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in 2022. As of 2023, LOHUM has built a battery recycling market share of approximately 70-80% in India.

Rajat has multiple patents across the field of battery lifecycle management to his credit, and he actively represents the industry on various committees formed by the government for achieving a circular economy. Thanks to these high-impact contributions, Rajat represents a key voice of sustainability in the global clean energy transition.

Rajat has spent 22 years in the technology industry. As a pioneer in the electronic waste management ecosystem, he has developed several solutions across the eWaste value chain for markets across India, the US, and GCC. He is also an active early-stage technology investor.

A prolific academic, Rajat holds engineering degrees from IIT Kanpur and Stanford University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.