Tara is Chairman of IPM Group, bringing over 25 years of venture development and management experience in Europe, the USA, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. She is a Technologist, Strategist, Developer, and Financier of Projects focused on delivering high impact investments to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030. Tara has worked with startups as well as major corporations, in IP commercialization, scale-up, restructuring and turnaround. She has a passion for transformational infrastructure and cleantech, in particular, distributed renewable energy solutions, smart grids, and carbon reducing mobility solutions and delivered nearly 300 MW of renewable projects into commercial operation. Tara is the majority owner of e-Strategy Advisors Ltd (ESAL), a UK based company, offering strategic and executive services as well as investing in and developing renewable energy assets. At present, Tara serves as a Director of DREAM EP Global Energy Ltd (www.epge.com) and a co-founder and investor in the DREAM Platform (Developing Renewables in Europe, Africa & Middle-east) where she is a director in Dream’s Kenya companies (www.dream-kenya.com). One of her favourite clients is the Science|Business Network, she advised the founders in their start-up back in 2003 and remains a minority shareholder to this date (www.sciencebusiness.net).
Previously Tara was an investment banker with Salomon Brothers (now part of Citigroup) and Goldman Sachs, and a Management Consultant with Coopers & Lybrand (now part of PWC) and was a founding member of the Angels Program to create the platform for commercialisation of intellectual property and an Appointee Director for spin-out companies at Imperial Innovations, Imperial College. Tara holds a BSC (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from University College London, an MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering from Imperial College London, a Diploma of Imperial College, and a PhD in Fluid Mechanics also from Imperial College.