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Our Leadership Team

The leadership team has a rich tapestry of 300 years of cumulative experience across consulting, renewable energy, investment banking, engineering, technology that it brings to bear. With this deep and diverse experience, the leadership team acts as a guide for the broader team as it navigates the dynamic and fast-growing solar industry and the organizational challenges of rapid growth.

With 53% employees below 30 years, the vision of the leadership is to groom the next line of business leaders and make our team and our organizational structure a reflection of that vision.

Management Team

Kuldeep Jain

Founder & Managing Director

Kuldeep Jain

Founder & Managing Director

Mr. Kuldeep Jain is the Managing Director of CleanMax.
 

Kuldeep was previously working as a global partner at McKinsey & Company and headed the Energy and Corporate Finance division for McKinsey & Company in India.
 

Kuldeep has an MBA from IIM – Ahmedabad, holds a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant degree.

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.

Nikunj Ghodawat - Chief Finance Officer

Nikunj Ghodawat

Chief Finance Officer

Nikunj Ghodawat

Chief Finance Officer

Nikunj is Chief Finance Officer at CleanMax Solar and is responsible for project investment, fund raising, project down sale, corporate finance and investor relationships.
 

Prior to joining CleanMax Solar, Nikunj was leading renewable energy transactions for YES Bank Investment Banking function. 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 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 - Chief Procurement Officer

Ritesh Singhi

Chief Procurement Officer

Ritesh Singhi

Chief Procurement Officer

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.

Manu Karan - VP - Business Development

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

Tejus AV

Chief - Solar Farm

Tejus AV

Chief - Solar Farm

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 of Farm Infra Development

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.

Pramod Deore

Chief Operating Officer (Rooftop)

Pramod Deore

Chief Operating Officer (Rooftop)

Pramod comes with a rich experience of around 17 years’ in Projects, Asset Management, System Analytics, Customer Experience, Operational Excellence, Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) of Small, Medium & Large-Scale Solar Power Projects. Prior to CleanMax Solar, Pramod was associated with Mahindra Susten Pvt. Ltd as COO.
 
Pramod is graduated in Electrical Engineering from VJTI, Mumbai with a gold medal. He has done his Master’s in Marketing Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Electricity Regulation (PGDER).

Board of Directors

Kuldeep Jain

Kuldeep Jain

Mr. Kuldeep Jain is the Managing Director of CleanMax.
 

Kuldeep was previously working as a global partner at McKinsey & Company and headed the Energy and Corporate Finance division for McKinsey & Company in India.
 

Kuldeep has an MBA from IIM – Ahmedabad, holds a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant degree.

Pratap Jain

Pratap Jain

Mr. Pratap Jain was the CEO of Raymond’s Apparel and has worked at various senior-level positions at Raymond Group.
 

Mr. Jain holds a Chartered Accountant degree.

Somak Ghosh

Somak Ghosh

Mr. Somak Ghosh is the Managing Partner at Contrarian Capital. He earlier served as the Co-CEO at Motilal Oswal, and group president of Corporate Finance at YES Bank Ltd.
 

Prior to YES Bank, Mr. Somak Ghosh was the Director of Infrastructure and Sustainable Finance at Rabo Bank. In the early stages of his professional career, Mr. Ghosh worked with Reliance, ICICI and Peregrine Ltd.
 

Mr. Somak Ghosh is an alumnus of Faculty Management School Delhi.

Sumit Banerjee

Sumit Banerjee

Mr. Sumit Banerjee has worked with various large corporates in India at a senior position and is currently an invited member of the managing committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
 

He has served as the Vice Chairman at Reliance Cement, Managing Director at ACC Limited and at Tube Investments of India Ltd as well.
 

Mr. Sumit Banerjee is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Christoph Wolff

Christoph Wolff

Mr. Christoph Wolff is the Managing Director of European Climate Foundation and heads the power sector de-carbonization, low-carbon transport and energy efficiency programmes.
 

He was senior partner at McKinsey and a Board member for DB Schenker. He has been the CEO of Novatec Solar GmbH and Solar Millennium AG.
 

Mr. Christoph Wolff is on the board of several new energy start-ups and is also faculty at the Institute for Energy Economics in Cologne.

Anant Jain

Anant Jain

Mr. Anant Jain is based in Mumbai, joined Warburg Pincus in 2010 and focuses on investments in India.
 

Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, Mr. Jain worked at Leonard Green & Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm with approximately $9 billion under management and at UBS in the Investment Banking Division focusing on leveraged finance.
 

Mr. Anant Jain is an alumnus of University of Michigan and Harvard Business School.

Saurabh Agarwal

Saurabh Agarwal

Mr. Saurabh Agarwal joined Warburg Pincus in 2009 and focuses on investments in Southeast Asia and leads the firm’s energy and power investments across the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to joining Warburg Pincus, he worked at McKinsey & Company and Temasek Holdings.
 

He is currently a Director of AAG Energy and Solar Mosaic and previously served on the boards of several companies.
 

Mr. Saurabh Agarwal is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and Harvard Business School.

Richard Abel

Richard Abel

Managing Director UK Climate Investments (MIRA)

 

Managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) in partnership with the UK Government, UKCI is seeking to invest £200m of UK climate finance funds in transformational green energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa and India.

 

Richard’s career in MIRA has included global and pan-European COO roles and asset management and transaction activity. Before joining MIRA, Richard was a UK Senior Civil Servant.

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