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.

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.

Tejus AV
Tejus AV

Chief Commercial Officer

Tejus is chief commercial officer at CleanMax and has a total of 15+ years of multidisciplinary management experience. He handles various responsibilities including business development, Wind Solar Hybrid projects, as well Capex sales. Before joining CleanMax, he worked with Atria Power and GE.

He holds Bachelor's degree from RVCE, Bangalore, Diploma in Renewable Energy from Teri University, Delhi, Diploma in Business Administration from Symbiosis, Pune and has completed a 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).

NK Verma
Colonel Narendra Verma

Chief Operating officer (Ground Mount)

Col Narendra Verma has over 37 years of experience, starting with 23 years in the Indian military, to a storied corporate career with marquee companies such as IBM, Enercon, Suzlon and Vestas. Before CleanMax, he was the Executive Director and Head of Projects Asia Pacific for Onshore Wind, at GE Renewables.

He has also served on the Board of Directors for Vestas India, and is author of the best selling book, Fearless Leadership - Lead to Win.

At CleanMax, he will oversee the engineering , construction management and operations management at all ground mount plants.

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.

Amit Jain
Amit Jain

Chief Procurement Officer

Amit is Chief procurement officer at CleanMax and previously has worked with Mahindra Susten, BORL (A subsidiary of BPCL) and Vedanta Group.

Amit is a B.Tech(Electrical) from National Institute of Technology, Shilchar with additional qualification in Foreign Trade from Indian Institute of Material Management.

Chintan Chandrakant Shah
Chintan Shah

Head - Engineering and Design

Chintan is Head (Engineering and Design) at CleanMax and his core competency includes product engineering, project management, techno-commercial due diligence & risk mitigation plan. He has 18+ years of experience working across the complete value chain of Wind and Solar projects.

Before joining Cleanmax, Chintan was associated with Torrent power, Black & Veatch, GE, and Suzlon. He has also designed global projects compliant to IEC & NEC standards. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Power Electronics and PGDBM in finance.

Harsh Dash
Harsh Dash

Country CEO, Thailand

Harsh is our Country CEO for Thailand. While he is one of the first few members of the CleanMax team and was handling the Business Development in Karnataka. During his tenure in Karnataka he closed a number of big deals for CleanMax. Looking at his performance, he was moved to Bangkok in 2019 to head Business Development for Thailand.

Harsh is a graduate of IIT Madras.

Shivani Agrawal
Shivani Agrawal

Country CEO, UAE

Shivani is our Country CEO for UAE. She joined us in 2017 and was a high performing Manager in our Business Development team in UAE. She has worked with clients across the educational, commercial, industrial and governmental sectors and has successfully helped expand our presence in Middle East.

She is a graduate of IIT Bombay and completed her B.Tech in Chemical Engineering in 2017.

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.

Deepali Bahl
Deepali Bahl

Deepali Bahl is a Managing Director at Augment Infrastructure. She has 20+ years of investment experience in infrastructure and private equity.

Prior to joining Augment in 2021, Deepali held senior positions at the International Finance Corporation, PineBridge Investments and AIG Global Investments in Washington DC, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Deepali started her career with Peregrine Capital in Mumbai. She has an MBA from IIM Bangalore.

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.

Deepa Hingorani
Deepa A. Hingorani

Deepa Hingorani is Vice President for Asia at IFU, The Danish Investment Fund for developing countries. She leads a team that manages IFU’s activities in the region with offices in New Delhi, Singapore, Shanghai and HCMC. IFU invests equity and debt for impact in emerging markets.

She has 25+ years of investment experience with transactions in Climate, Financial Inclusion, Agri business and Healthcares.

Deepa holds a Masters in Finance from University of Delhi and an Executive MBA from SIMI Copenhagen.