What we do at CleanMax

Our Leadership Team

The leadership team at CleanMax includes highly qualified and experienced professionals from sectors like consulting, renewable energy, investment banking, engineering and technology. With this deep and diverse experience, the leadership team guides CleanMax as it navigates the waters of a dynamic renewable energy industry and a rapidly growing organisation.

With over 50% of employees below the age of 30, the vision of the leadership team is to groom the next line of business leaders in the renewable sector and our organizational structure reflects this vision.

Kuldeep Jain
Kuldeep Jain

Founder and 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
Andrew Hines

Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer

Andrew is Co-founder and Chief Commercial Officer of CleanMax, and handles various responsibilities including business development, marketing, new product development and strategy, as well as country director for our Thailand business.

Andrew completed his MBA in Strategic Management from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and has worked with Suzlon and BP Alternative Energy before joining CleanMax.

Sushant Arora
Sushant Arora

Co-founder and 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, he was working with Milestone Ecofirst, a clean-tech firm specialising in built environment solutions.

Nikunj Ghodawat
Nikunj Ghodawat

Chief Financial Officer

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

Prior to joining CleanMax, 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
Nitai Vijay

Senior Vice President – Finance

As the VP-Finance at CleanMax, 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
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 with additional qualification in Material Management from Annamalai University (PGDMM) and Diploma in Export – Import Management (DEIM) from Welingkar Institute of Management, Mumbai.

Tejus AV
Tejus AV

Chief - Wind and Solar Farms

Tejus joined CleanMax 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, Diploma in Business Administration from Symbiosis, Pune and undergoing Management Program with Harvard Business School, Boston.

Ravindra Vipra
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, 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
Pramod Deore

Chief Operating Officer (Rooftop)

Pramod comes with a rich experience of around 17 years in Project Asset Management, System Analytics, Customer Experience, Operational Excellence, Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) of Small, Medium & Large-Scale Solar Power Projects. Prior to CleanMax, Pramod was associated with Mahindra Susten Pvt. Ltd as COO.

Pramod is an Electricial Engineering graduate from VJTI, Mumbai and a gold medallist. He has done his Master’s in Marketing Management and a Post Graduate Diploma in Electricity Regulation (PGDER).

Sweta Sajnani
Sweta Sajnani

Chief Human Resource Officer

Sweta is the Chief Human Resource Officer at CleanMax.

Sweta joined CleanMax from JSW Energy Ltd, where she was working as Head – Talent Acquisition, taking care of PAN India hiring.

She holds an MBA degree in Human Resources from International School of Business & Media, Pune.

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

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

Mr. Somak Ghosh is the Managing Partner at Contrarian Capital. He earlier served as Co-CEO of Motiwal Oswal and Group President of Corporate Finance at Yes Bank.

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

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

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.

Darius Lilaoonwala

Mr. Darius Lilaoonwala is a Founding Partner at Augment Infrastructure

He has 20+ years of investing in infrastructure globally and was the Co-head, US$1.2 billion IFC Global Infrastructure Fund (2012- 2019). He was the Co-author of IFC’s ESG guidelines for power (2007-2008) and is a Member of EMPEA’s Infrastructure and Energy Council.

He is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and has an MBA from Wharton.

Viktor Kats

Mr. Viktor Kars is a Founding Partner at Augment Infrastructure

He has 20+ years of investing in infrastructure globally and was the Co-head, US$1.2 billion IFC Global Infrastructure Fund (2012- 2019). Mr. Viktor Kats prior career involves roles as a sale-side equity analyst at Sector Capital (Russia) and Creditanstalt Investment Bank (Russia)

He has an MBA from INSEAD; MSc from Moscow Institute of Electronics.

Nikita Baryshnikov
Nikita Baryshnikov

Mr. Nikita Baryshnikov is a Principal with Augment Infrastructure focused on investing and corporate development.

He brings more than a decade of investing and financing experience in fast growing emerging markets.

He holds a BSc in Economics with First Class Honors from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Richard Abel

Mr. Richard Abel is the Managing Director of UK Climate Investments (UKCI), which is managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) in partnership with the UK Government.

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.