Mr. Pravinjith holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering (ME) in Geotechnical Engineering from UVCE, Bangalore, Bachelor of Engineering (BE) in Civil Engineering from M. S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology and Executive MBA from Commonwealth IGNOU. He is currently pursuing his PhD from VTU. He is the Managing Director of M/s. Paradigm Environmental Strategies Pvt. Ltd., an Environmental consultancy firm. Mr. Pravinjith is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers- India.
Pravinjith has 27 years of experience in the field of Energy and Environment, having worked with leading institutions like TERI, BORDA, and GIZ Short Term Expert in addition to several private sector organisations. Pravinjith has been Team leader-MSW Sector expert, Senior Urban Expert for projects funded under the International Climate Initiative and Low Emission Development, and instrumental in the Development and vetting of DPRs and techno-economic feasibility reports for over 20 MSW management plants in the country for sizes ranging from 1000TPD to 10 TPD. In October 2006 he founded Paradigm Environmental Strategies Pvt. Ltd and is the MD of the company leads a team of 15 engineers working on various projects on infrastructure design and PMC. He has been a team leader in over 100+ environmental projects and has completed them. He has experiences working with teams from Germany, UK, Netherlands, USA, Kenya, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, North Korea and China in various capacities of trainers and consultant. International Organisations include World Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, DEG, GIZ, BORDA, IFEU, etc.
Pravinjith also started a non-profit organisation named Shashwath in 2004 to cater to under-served citizens. Shashwath disseminates knowledge amongst all sections of the society the importance of environmental conservation.