Rustam presently works as an Investment Lead for the Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and teaches at universities across Canada. He is also an entrepreneur, impact investor and academic with extensive research experience of over a decade in sustainable social enterprise design and renewable energy access. He is the author of the book De-mystifying Impact Investing an Entrepreneurs’ Guide, which provides strategic, advises and recommendations on impact investment and has served as an ultimate guide for several emerging entrepreneurs and investors. Rustam also holds a patent for dynamic pricing smart energy meters used in solar pre-paid micro-grids and has over ten years of direct field experience in micro-grids and solar rooftops.
Rustam is also the founder of Boond (www.boond.net), an energy access enterprise in Asia and Africa. He has wide experience in private banking and strategic consulting and has worked in agencies like Standard Chartered (in Singapore), Syngenta (in Switzerland) and Deloitte Consulting (in the US). Owing to his firsthand experience in the development sector and emerging economies, he has collaborated with international agencies like GIZ The World Bank, Asian Development
Bank and Universities like Columbia University, Aalto University of Finland, University of British Columbia, and University of Pittsburgh in research projects and talks/panel discussions. Rustam holds an INSEAD MBA graduate with MS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Irvine. He has also been awarded ‘Echoing Green Fellowship’ for work in Climate Change in 2014 and the Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Technology Fellowship 2017.