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Rishabh Varma

Rishabh Varma

Research Analyst

Rishabh is a Research Analyst in the Low-carbon Economy team at The Council. Holding a dual master's degree in energy engineering from KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, and KU Leuven, Belgium, Rishabh embarked on a journey that seamlessly blends technical prowess with real-world application.

Before joining The Council, Rishabh navigated the intricate realm of the Merchant Navy, accumulating over 4.5 years of invaluable experience and culminating as the Head of the Electrical, Electronics, and Communication Department. This diverse background lays the foundation for Rishabh's unique perspective on sustainable solutions.

In addition to their impactful contributions, Rishabh is a recognized innovator, having clinched notable victories in prestigious competitions. They emerged triumphant in the EIT Innovation Journey-2022, showcasing their prowess in driving groundbreaking ideas. Subsequently, Rishabh secured top positions in the EDPR Challenge-2023, and the EIT Jumpstarter Challenge-2023, where they earned a substantial cash prize. Not one to rest on their laurels, Rishabh has also ventured into entrepreneurship by co-founding Solar Marine, a clean energy startup based in Estonia. This initiative underscores Rishabh's commitment to translating sustainable ideas into impactful, real-world solutions.

Away from the professional sphere, Rishabh dons multiple hats, pursuing interests in football, globetrotting, culinary adventures, and immersive reading. Their penchant for discovering offbeat, lesser-known locations for road trips adds a touch of wanderlust to the team. Celebrating the diverse skill set and boundless enthusiasm that Rishabh brings to The Council – a dynamic force driving innovation and sustainability forward.

  • 50+Countries explored till date
  • 4CEOs/Co-Founders interviewed for his podcast
  • 2Industrial firefighting operations executed
  • What I believe in


    "It ain’t about how hard you hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."