Riju is currently pursuing the MBA/MPP joint degree at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he was selected as a Rubenstein Fellow. He was previously on the Private Equity team at The Blackstone Group and the investment banking team of Morgan Stanley’s Global Energy Group. Riju graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University with a degree in Engineering Sciences, where he was co-president of the Harvard College Global Energy Initiative and served on the board of the Harvard College Engineering Society. In 2011, Riju was selected to serve as a White House Intern, where he worked for the Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change to develop a report on Global Renewable Energy Policy. Riju has also had multiple internships with engineering firms in both the oil & gas and renewable energy sectors.
In addition, Riju currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Spark Clean Energy, was selected as a Future Energy Leader by the World Energy Council, is a member of the Application Review Committee for South by Southwest Eco, is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, is a Director for Suprex Learning, and serves as a Guide (mentor) for young entrepreneurs through The Resolution Project.