Core Team

Dr. Kaviraj Singh

Managing Director

Dr. Kaviraj Singh is a motivator, leader and innovator. He has rich professional and research experience of more than a decade in the field of waste management, climate change and environment. In the past, he has worked with one of the leading inspection, testing & certification body in the world, as an active member of its climate change team based in London, UK. He has successfully audited hundreds of GHG (CDM/JI/VCS/GS) projects in various countries across the world. He has a proven record for establishing and developing the customer trust and delivering high quality services. Kavi did his Masters in Energy & Environmental Management and obtained his doctorate degree from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IITD). He has also got number of research articles and papers published in peer reviewed international journals of environmental engineering. He is passonate about running marathons and staying fit.

Ashok Kumar Gautam


Ashok Gautam is having rich and diverse industrial consultancy and auditing experience in the field of cleaner production, energy and waste management, management systems put together 12 years. He is recognized for his sharp observations, diverging skills and analytical abilities to identify the problematic areas. He believes in sharing of knowledge and likes to lead in solving the problems through team work. He has worked for almost 3 years with Central Pollution Control Board, a regulatory authority, in the field of Ambient Air Monitoring related studies. He has consulted more than 50 SMEs in North India in the field of cleaner production, energy and waste management while working for GIZ for 4 years. These industries included textile, paper, automotive, agro based (confectionery), electroplating and dyeing. He has been involved in audit of more than 200 GHG projects (CDM/VCS/JI) across the world in Middle East, South and South East Asia and Latin America while working for two DOEs.

Ricardo Ribeiro Lopes

Executive Director

Ricardo is a team builder as well as one of the most experienced professionals in the climate assurance business in Latin America. After working for more than 9 years for an European based DOE, where he successfully built and lead a team of validators/verifiers in Brazil and Mexico to achieve market leadership in Latin America, he accepted the challenge to join ESPL to drive a team of motivated and highly committed professionals to deliver excellence in climate assurance and sustainability services. Ricardo has wide professional experience in Latin America, having successfully audited over a hundred GHG (CDM/JI/VCS/GS) projects across the region, from Mexico to Argentina, in several sectors, such as renewables, waste, fuel switch, energy efficiency, etc. He is known for developing customer loyalty and delivering high quality services. He is passionate about nature, sustainability and outdoor activities.

Sanjeev Kumar


Sanjeev is one of the leading professionals in the field of energy and environment in the country. He is a certified energy auditor from Bureau of Energy Efficiency under Ministry of Power and has got vast experience in energy audits of various industries and commercial buildings. Starting his career with energy audit and designing of furnace for oil-fired to briquette-fired boiler, he got very well acquainted with CDM, VCS and GS validation and verifications. Sanjeev was involved as an auditor in some of the initial CDM projects in the country. He was responsible for managing the climate change business of South East Asia pacific region for SGS India Private Limited. Along with GHG audit, he also contributed to PAT baseline audit in 2012 and PAT verification in 2015. Being a chemical engineer and having exposure to environmental field he managed environmental field monitoring, EIA, environment due diligence, risk assessment, industrial hygiene and green building services.