Rakesh Parasuraman, CEM, CEA

Meet the Luthin Team: Rakesh Parasuraman

Rakesh Parasuraman joined Luthin Associates in September of 2003. Helping clients navigate the ever-changing landscape of energy deregulation requires expertise in a wide variety of fields, and no one is better positioned to serve and guide businesses as well as nonprofits in NYC than Rakesh.


In his role as Vice President, Rakesh oversees Luthin’s commodity management department, which is responsible for the competitive procurement of electricity, natural gas, and oil, analysis of utility rates and tariffs, and financial feasibility studies for distributed generation projects. He works directly with clients, monitoring energy markets, and developing customized strategies.

Before joining Luthin Associates in 2003, Rakesh worked in energy analysis and forecasting related to fossil fuel markets and held several business development positions.

Rakesh has an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India. He is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and has also received certification as a Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) from the Association of Energy Engineers. In 2020, Rakesh was appointed to the Commercial Buildings and Pathways Working Group that assists the Advisory Board for NYC’s Local Law 97.