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Indore’s Top Entrepreneur Manish Dabkara Now Amongst India’s Top 15 Self-made Rich Under The Age of 40

Indore’s Top Entrepreneur Manish Dabkara Now Amongst India’s Top 15 Self-made Rich Under The Age of 40

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Indore based globally renowned entrepreneur Mr. Manish Dabkara, CMD & CEO – EKI Energy Services Ltd. (EKI) has been ranked as the 13th self-made richest in India in the IIFL Wealth Hurun India 40 and Under Self-Made Rich List 2022. With a net worth of INR 3700crores, Mr. Manish Dabkara is now amongst the top 15 richest under the age of 40 in India.


Ranking amongst the Top 500 richest across all age group, 38 years old Mr. Dabkara is an entrepreneur from a humble city in Indore who has been passionately working towards rehabilitating the planet.

Mr. Manish Dabkara is the only businessman from the climate change and carbon credit industry in the list and he is also the only industrialist from a non-technology background to be ranked amongst the top richest in the country. He has climbed 28 spots this year to be ranked 13th this year in comparison to his ranking last year as the 41st richest in India under the age of 40. In the full list of the richest across all age groups, he has climbed manifolds to rank 459th this year from the 861st rank last year.

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A climate evangelist at heart, it is his dream to build a greener future that ignited him to establish EKI when he was just 25 years old. He founded EKI in 2008 with an objective to lead companies worldwide to a future of net-zero emissions and has since been steering the planet into a greener future.

When he incepted EKI, the global carbon market was still in a nascent stage but Manish’s persistence enabled his entrepreneurial venture to grow manifold while also being instrumental in placing India on the world map of carbon markets. Under his leadership, EKI has grown to become a catalyst for carbon offsets not only within India but globally as well and has supplied over 180+ million offsets as on date. Today, the company has 3000+ clients across 40+ countries globally.

Championing carbon offset solutions, EKI enables businesses across all sectors with strategic plans to reduce their carbon footprint and achieve their climate ambition(s). The company offers an exhaustive bouquet of end-to-end sustainable solutions for climate change and carbon offsets. It’s offerings include consultancy and advisory services for carbon asset management and renewable energy certifications & attributes. The company also specializes in driving community based projects like green cooking for efficient cook stoves in rural homes and nature inspired solutions (NbS) for climate action.

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Today, EKI is India’s first BSE listed company in the realm of climate action and it is the only carbon management company in the world that is listed on the Stock Exchange. With 1000+ projects, EKI is today present in 16 countries including APAC, Europe, South America and Africa amongst others.

A subject matter expert in the field of energy, climate change, carbon and quality management, Manish is a Certified Energy Auditor & Manager under Govt. of India’s – Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Ministry of Power). He also has certifications in quality and management from IIM-A, IIM Indore, CII and GIZ, in addition to a Masters in Technology in Energy Management.

Manish is also an elected member of the State Council (MP) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for 2022-23 and a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award 2014 & Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Achievements in Business “Climate Change – International Industry” by Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi.

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