Imaan Javan overcame dyslexia to become the director of a global company

“Empowering the nation with clean energy for a sustainable future.” Imaan Javan, Director of Operations, the Asia Pacific at Suntuity, was born and raised in Mumbai. After completing her Junior College from the city’s premier institute Sophia College, she successfully pursued a Bachelors in Life Sciences from Jai Hind College, Mumbai. She further enhanced her academic understanding with a Diploma in Forensic Science from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

Imaan’s struggle with dyslexia

Struggling with Dyslexia in her growing up days Ms. Imaan believes that only hard work and strong determination is the key to attain success and reach a position of independence. She overcame Dyslexia and fought failures like a true fighter. It taught her to be innovative and did not let her learning disability hold her back and rose above her struggles to follow her dreams. Having dyslexia, every day you learn to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. And that’s a must for an entrepreneur. The adversity she faced in school was a great training ground for her entrepreneurial life.

Imaan Javan

When Imaan began her professional journey

Imaan joined GeoPeak Energy as a Business Developer in Mumbai. This helped her sharpen her understanding of not just the industry but also the changing demand patterns of the world. Imaan then worked closely with Mumbai Police for a year as a Forensic Scientist. She helped them on an array of hugely interesting cases regarding forensic evidence handling. 

In 2011, Imaan started Suntuity REI, which marked the beginning of a long and instrumental association. Suntuity is one of the fastest-growing companies in the world. They develop, finance, build, own and operate best-in-class residential, commercial and utility-scale renewable energy solutions around the world. Imaan managed different departments such as Business Development, Project management and Operations. These gave her a 360-degree understanding of the world of sustainable energy. She gradually climbed the ladder to her present position of Director of Operations – Asia Pacific. 

Imaan’s goals

Imaan sincerely believes that renewable energy is the future of the world. In the light of depleting non-renewable resources, increased carbon footprints and negative environmental impact, she has been leading Suntuity’s operations with a strong belief in the work that the company is doing for the world. Under her, Suntuity has worked with over 100 clients, partners and affiliates across a multitude of industries such as agriculture, energy, infrastructure, public safety, disaster relief, telecom, real estate and media. With her leadership, Imaan has led Suntuity to become one of the top brands in the Asia Pacific region. 

After Imaan garnered ample experience, she felt the need to go back to the classroom to widen her worldview. Which is when she went to the prestigious Cardiff University and completed her Masters in Business Administration in 2017. She is now an enriched professional. She has had her robust work experience amply supported by one of the best management programs in the world. 

Imaan has a vision for Suntuity REI to join the ranks of Fortune 500 companies and works every day in that direction. She takes inspiration from her mother, who always taught her to take challenges head-on and keep her calm while doing so. Imaan believes in equal opportunities and ensures it is followed by her team and the organization.

When not working, Imaan loves to engage in adventure sports, trekking and scuba diving. 

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I am an MBA by education, a marketer by profession and a writer by passion. I believe that human life is a beautiful gift from God to us and we should live it following our heart so that we go back to Him without any regrets.

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