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CleanMax Solar is the sustainability partner for India’s leading corporates. Headquartered in Mumbai, we are India’s largest provider of solar power to commercial and industrial customers. Since 2011, the company has successfully delivered more than 250 rooftop solar projects, and also supplies solar power to customers from a network of solar farms across Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. CleanMax Solar has been ranked as #1 Rooftop Solar Developer in India for 3 consecutive years, with market share averaging at 25%.

CleanMax Solar develops projects on a turnkey basis, providing cheaper-than-grid solar power without any upfront investment from its clients. CleanMax Solar has a highly skilled and professional team spread across 6 offices in India and the Middle East.

Our track record with India’s top companies has made CleanMax Solar a preferred partner across sectors such as Automotive, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverages, Information Technology, Education and many more. We also partner with some of India’s leading government institutions and top universities. Together, these achievements have led CleanMax Solar to be recognized by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (Govt. of India), with National Excellence Awards as the leading Rooftop Solar Developer and Rooftop Solar EPC Provider in India.

 

Vision

To be a Sustainability Partner of Choice for Corporates

 

Leadership Team

Kuldeep Jain

Founder & Managing Director

Kuldeep Jain

Founder & Managing Director

Kuldeep started CleanMax Solar in 2011 with a vision to become a sustainability partner for corporates. He was previously a global partner at McKinsey & Company and headed energy and corporate finance practices in India. He has an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad and also holds Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant degrees from ICAI and ICWAI respectively.

Gajanan Nabar

Chief Executive Officer

Gajanan Nabar

Chief Executive Officer

Gajanan brings with him a rich management experience of 28 years. He previously worked with Praj Industries Ltd. as CEO & Managing Director. He holds a Masters in Organic Chemistry and Masters in Management from Mumbai University. He has also completed the Executive Development Program at Wharton Management School.

Andrew Hines

Co-Founder & Head Business Development (South India)

Andrew Hines

Co-Founder & Head Business Development (South India)

Andrew has worked previously with Suzlon and BP Alternative Energy. He holds a MBA from the University of Pennsylvania (The Wharton School) specialising in Strategic Management.

Sushant Arora

Co-founder & CEO (MENA)

Sushant Arora

Co-founder & CEO (MENA)

Sushant Arora is a graduate from IIT Bombay and is the youngest co-founder in the team. He was earlier the Business Development Head for West India. Before starting with CleanMax Solar, he was working with Milestone Ecofirst, a clean-tech firm specialising in built environment solutions.

Umakant Shende

Chief Operating Officer

Umakant Shende

Chief Operating Officer

Umakant was previously with Thermax Ltd., heading their solar PV business and has 30 years of rich experience in operations management. Umakant is PMP certified by PMI USA and has an executive MBA from NMIMS.

Nikunj Ghodawat

Chief Finance Officer

Nikunj Ghodawat

Chief Finance Officer

Nikunj is responsible for project investment, solar farm development and financing activities. Prior to joining CleanMax Solar, Nikunj was on the Advisory Board of Renewable Energy (Investment Banking division) at Yes Bank. At the beginning of his career, Nikunj successfully built his investment advisory business. He is a PGDBA, M.S. (Finance) and Level III CFA candidate.

Nitai Vijay

Senior Vice President – Finance

Nitai Vijay

Senior Vice President – Finance

Nitai is leading efforts to secure international equity and debt funding for the company’s growth plans and looks after Institutional Investor Sell Down function for utility-scale projects. He has an MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and is a certified Chartered Accountant from ICAI.

Ritesh Singhi

Head – Procurement

Ritesh Singhi

Head – Procurement

Ritesh has worked at Lloyds Steel Industries, Hindustan Dorr Oliver, Reliance Industries, Essar Steel, Great Offshore and Mahindra EPC Services. Ritesh is a B.E (Mechanical) from Government Engineering College, Kota (1990-95) with additional qualification in Material Management from Annamalai University (PGDMM) and Diploma in Export – Import Management (DEIM) from Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai.

Rahul Shelke

Chief Technology Officer

Rahul Shelke

Chief Technology Officer

Prior to joining CleanMax Solar, Rahul was Head of Engineering at Solairedirect India. Rahul has 14 years of experience in design & engineering of Solar PV, Thermal, Oil & Gas and Substations. He has done his BE in electronics and power engineering from GCOE, Amravati (M.S).

Manu Karan

Vice President – Business Development

Manu Karan

Vice President – Business Development

Manu has over 15 years’ experience in renewable energy and semiconductor fields across multiple countries. Prior to CleanMax Solar, Manu worked with SunEdison as Head of Business Development for Tamil Nadu. He has an MBA from Indian School of Business and MS in Computer Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Tejus AV

Chief - Solar Farm Execution

Tejus AV

Chief - Solar Farm Execution

Tejus joined CleanMax Solar from Atria Power, where he was Senior Vice President for solar and wind verticals. He worked with GE for more than 10 years and has a total of 15 years of multi-disciplinary management experience. He holds Bachelor’s degree from RVCE, Bangalore, Diploma in Renewable Energy from Teri University, Delhi and Diploma in Business Administration from Symbiosis, Pune.

Ravindra Vipra

Head - Farm Infra Development

Ravindra Vipra

Head - Farm Infra Development

Ravindra brings with him about 3 decades of experience in project planning & implementation, liaising, land acquisition in the renewable energy sector. Prior to joining CleanMax Solar, he was associated with Aeolus Green Tech Pvt. Ltd. as Director & CEO. He has completed his Bachelor’s in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and BSL LLB from Pune University.

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