Tamil Canadian Ravi Thuraisingham Making His Millionaire Dollar Mark on Calfornia’s Solar Energy Market


An energy industry veteran and innovator, Ravi Thuraisingham is the President, Chief Financial officer and co-founder of American Solar Direct Inc. (ASD), Santa Monica, California based solar service provider focused on the residential segment. Ravi managed all aspects of the company’s operations from inception and is now focused on his CFO role to expand the business to the next level. He has a wealth of energy industry knowledge, beginning with his degree in Engineering Science, Nuclear option. He later applied his business acumen to launching large-scale energy businesses; he launched retail energy businesses collectively worth several hundred million dollars, and created a wholesale trading operation for a mid-sized utility.

With nearly 20 years of varied energy industry experience, Ravi now applies his unique perspective to the future of the energy industry: solar power. Ravi holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Toronto’s Engineering Science program (EngSci 8T8), nuclear option, and Masters of Applied Science from Chemical Engineering depart at University of Toronto. Ravi is a holder of a CFA Charter from Chartered Financial Analysts organization. He is an executive member the Bel Air Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization, Inc., as well a Charter member of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) organization.

“Engineering Science provides a long lasting foundation for the graduates to pursue pretty much any career—it gives you the confidence to teach yourself any profession. I was pleased to meet many Alumni in California and it is my goal to expand the Alumni network in California and across US and make the program even more valuable to graduates.”

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