Somashekara Kumar leads R5 Investment Services LLP (India). He comes to R5 with an entreprenuer’s background encompassing 18 years’ experience in energy, telecom, banking, and commodities including capital raising & funds management. Somashekara established the Indian operations of Green Ventures and was active in their business of carbon trading and renewable energy in the regions of India, Nepal & Sri Lanka. He also coordinated efforts in establishing a joint venture of hydro projects in Nepal in 2011-12.
Somashekara has been instrumental in establishing and developing business opportunities for startups and US/Europe companies in India. Somashekara has headed the risk management department of a FTSE based infrastructure and energy conglomerate from 2011-2019. Somashekara has an extensive network in mining, trading and has been involved in commodities and logistics in India and Asia.
For R5, Somashekara is involved in the commodities and specialized (defense & military) sectors. He is also integrally involved in fund-raising for and expansion of R5 business activities in Asia. Somashekara holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce and an MBA in global management & strategy.