Investment Team

Shoji Misawa Shoji Misawa
Managing Director

Shoji Misawa has nearly 30 years of experience in financial institutions and investments. Mr. Misawa played an important role in the establishment of  Asia Climate Partners, together with Asian Development Bank and Robeco Group, and has been seconded to ACP since August 2017. Prior to joining ACP, he was Managing Director, Strategic Investment Department, Energy and Eco Services Headquarters at ORIX Corporation. Mr. Misawa has served  a number of senior roles within ORIX Corporation including the Global Business division and Real Estate Finance division in Japan, ORIX USA Corporation in New York and Commcorp Financial Services Inc in Ontario, Canada. Mr. Misawa received his B.A. in Commerce from the Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan and is a Certified Securities Broker in Japan.
 

Anand  Prakash Anand  Prakash
Managing Director

Anand Prakash has over 20 years of experience in private equity and environmental investments. Prior to joining ACP, he established FE as one of the premier clean energy investors in Asia with investments across the spectrum of clean energy – hydro, wind, solar, biomass, biofuels, waste-to-energy and energy efficiency – and in key Asian locales of India, China, Thailand, Philippines and Singapore. Total transactions valued at over US$1.2 billion during this period. Mr. Prakash is recognized as an industry leader and is a regular speaker at various clean energy conferences and commentator in the media on trends and current events in the sector. Mr. Prakash spent the first decade of his career as a principal investor in the development, financing and structuring of energy transaction. In this period he worked on transactions in South Asia, USA, and Latin America while working for The Coastal Corporation, Hart Energy and Sithe Energies. He invested over U$250 million of the firm’s equity in this period. Mr. Prakash has a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi, an Economics Tripos from St. John’s College, Cambridge University and  a Master’s in Public Administration from Cornell University.


Duarte da  Silva Duarte da  Silva
Managing Director

Duarte da Silva has over 15 years of experience in environmental investments. Prior to joining ACP, he worked with ADB’s private equity group, which manages a portfolio of over 47 private equity fund participations amounting to over US$ 800 million. Prior to ADB, Mr. da Silva worked for Credit Suisse’s Environmental Business Group, where he was responsible for structuring private equity funds in clean tech and environmental services. Previously, he worked in the M&A divisions of RW Baird and Santander Investimentos in London and Lisbon, focusing mainly on the agriculture, renewable energy, infrastructure, and transport sectors. Mr. da Silva began his career at Arthur Andersen as a financial consultant. He holds an MBA from Oxford University and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University Catolica Portuguesa.

Niraj  Chhajer Niraj  Chhajer
Director

Niraj Chhajer brings more than 10 years of experience in private equity and clean energy investing. Prior to joining ACP, Mr. Chhajer was a Director at FE Clean Energy Group responsible for India investments and providing transaction structuring and financial analysis inputs across deals in the FE portfolio of US$265 million of funds under management. At FE, he identified, structured, closed and managed US$ 100 million worth of FE investments in renewable energy sector in India with an enterprise value of US$ 1.3 billion. He also participated in several successful exits in India, Thailand and Philippines during his six year stint. Mr. Chhajer worked at Wachovia Bank (now part of Wells Fargo, USA) in India prior to FE, where he was responsible for deals worth more than US$ 100 million in structured debt and equity instruments in power sector in India. Mr. Chhajer started his career as an Investment Banker at Axis Bank (India’s 3rd largest private sector bank with total assets size of US$ 62 billion) where he raised more than US$ 125 million of private equity capital for various unlisted and listed companies in India. Mr. Chhajer is a qualified Chartered Accountant in India. He ranked 26th in the nationally administered Chartered Accountant examination. Mr. Chhajer has a Master’s Degree in Commerce from Gujarat University in India.