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The International Management Team



Joni Sukumaran

Managing Director of The Sol Group

Joni heads the Sol Group international’s day-to-day operations and has particular responsibility for Sol’s relationships with EPC contractors and banks. He has 30 years experience in emerging markets, both in investments and as a trader. Joni went on to real estate development, leading green field development projects in India, the Middle East and southeast Asia. He also built a wide-ranging and deep network in key industries and government in India. 



Eric Sukumaran

Founder and Projects Director of The Sol Group

Eric founded the Sol Group in 2014 and assembled the team. He is responsible for international strategy, project management and corporate structuring. Eric was an investment banker at Deutsche Bank, before leaving to advise the Mayor of London on his successful 2012 re-election campaign. He then went on to become a Senior Policy Adviser for the British Government, advising on large- scale infrastructure projects and on climate change policy. 



Puja Guha

Chief Investment Officer of The Sol Group. Head of Country-Burundi and Executive Director of Sol Burundi SA

Puja heads the fundraising for Sol’s projects in across Africa. She is a consultant and project manager with wide-ranging experience, including five years of experience in infrastructure development and innovative financing mechanisms from working on World Bank projects in sub-Saharan Africa. 



Guru Bahl

Financial Director of The Sol Group. Head of Country- Madagascar and Executive Director of Sol Madagascar SARL

Born in Uganda, Guru will be leading Sol Group’s efforts on the ground in Madagascar. He is an experienced accountant who has worked in public and private practice. He held directorships in various small and medium size businesses in the UK, which he specialised in turning around before completing successful dispositions.