CleanMax Solar is Asia’s leading turnkey solar solutions provider for commercial and industrial sector. As Asia’s largest developer of B2B solar assets, with over 520 MWp of operating capacity and is the sustainability partner of choice for numerous fortune 500 companies.

UAE

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. Sushant leads the International Business Development & its Operations in Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and is currently based out of Dubai.

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.

Ritvik Chauhan

Head of Business Development, Middle East

Ritvik Chauhan

Head of Business Development, Middle East

Ritvik is a B.Tech(Energy Science and Engineering) from the IIT Bombay and has been with Clean Max since its early days in 2014.

At CleanMax UAE, he leads a lean, young, and dynamic business development team that has its sights set on attaining the no.1 spot in C&I solar in the Middle East.

He was Responsible for carving out significant chunks of rooftop solar PPA market-share for Clean Max in an erstwhile nascent West India as well as the now booming Middle East.

India

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.

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. Sushant leads the International Business Development & its Operations in Middle East & North Africa (MENA) and is currently based out of Dubai.

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.

Andrew Hines

Co-Founder & Head Business Development

Andrew Hines

Co-Founder & Head Business Development

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.

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.

Umakant Shende - Chief Operating Officer

Umakant Shende

CEO (South East Asia)

Umakant Shende

CEO (South East Asia)

Umkant heads the International Business Development & its Operations for South East Asia (SEA) and is currently based out of Bangkok. He was earlier Chief Operation Officer (COO) of CleanMax Solar.

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.

Ritesh Singhi - Chief Procurement Officer

Ritesh Singhi

Chief Procurement Officer

Ritesh Singhi

Chief Procurement Officer

Ritesh heads the Supply chain and procurement function at CleanMax.

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.

Board of Directors

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.

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.

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