Seasoned global leadership.

Management team

Our team is passionately focused on solving one of the world’s largest problems – bringing power to the millions that don’t have it.

The team has extensive experience in creating large value in both the telecommunications and consumer markets. Most of the key team members have a long history of having worked together earlier in several successful ventures.

Anil Raj | Managing Director

Anil Raj

Anil is a veteran of the telecom industry with roots tracing back to the earliest days of mobile telecom. Anil was the start-up CEO of Hutchison in India and launched the country’s very first mobile network. He started his career at Ericsson where he held a number of senior management positions in Sweden and in Asia Pacific.

As Head of Ericsson’s Smartphone Business Unit, he was responsible for launching the world’s first smartphone and first Bluetooth product. He also headed Ericsson’s companies in India and Indonesia establishing the company as the market leader. While at Ericsson, he also spearhead the merger of Ericsson’s and Sony’s handset businesses into Sony Ericsson and went on to forge the Symbian initiative where he also served as Chairman.

Rohit Chandra | Chief Executive Officer

Rohit Chandra

Rohit has over 25 years of senior management experience in telecom. As COO of Uninor (Telenor India Subsidiary), he led the efforts of launching a nationwide brand and was key to the fastest IT Infrastructure and Network roll-out in India. He also set up Uninor’s sales and distribution network, and recruited key staff for launch.

As ED at Aircel, he made the company into one of the fastest growing operators in the country with 11 Mn subscribers. He led 3000 staff members – securing Aircel the No. 1 position across several states in India. Rohit was also EVP at Ericsson India, managing Sales & Marketing and in charge of the Technical Solutions Division – gaining the company a 42% share of the mobile infrastructure market.

Takao Ito | Chief Strategy Officer

Takao Ito

Takao Ito is a Project Leader at Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Japan) where he is responsible for the ESCO business.

As Director and Chief Strategy Officer on secondment from Mitsui to OMC, Ito-san oversees strategic planning for the Company and the enhancement of strategic collaboration between OMC and its investor Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Sarraju Narasinga Rao | Chief Technology Officer

Sarraju Narasinga Rao

Sarraju Narasinga Rao, aka SNR, has 25 years of experience in delivering high-performance compute, secure networking and communication, and solar power systems, for customers including defense and telecommunications. His areas of expertise encompass technology and system architecture, product strategy and planning, and general management.

Prior to joining OMC, he worked as the Chief Products Officer for Geodesic Limited, Mumbai where he ran VOIP, Mobile content delivery, Enterprise Communication and Secure Networking product lines. His first job was in building parallel computers as a Computer Scientist with the Advanced Numerical Research amd Analysis Group (ANURAG), Defense R&D, Govt. of India. Other work experience includes stints at Vihaan Networks Limited, Gurgaon (Senior Vice President, Product Management) and Juniper Networks, CA (Senior Product Manager, SLT), to name a few.

Narasinga holds a Masters Degree in Computer Software from AU Engineering College, Visakhapatnam. He is a co-inventor of a system and method for detection of intrusion attacks on packets transmitted on a network (U.S.Patent no.7,058,821, June 2006).

DVS Rajan | VP, Business Development & Regulatory Affairs

DVS Rajan

DVS has 20 years of vast experience within Regulatory and Licensing matters. He has interacted with multiple government agencies (Dept. of Telecom, New & Renewable Energy, Corporate Affairs, Law & Justice, Food Processing, Civil Aviation, Finance, Commerce and Industry) for project-related approvals.

He was previously AVP of Siva Group, heading Corporate Affairs (Sterling Infotech Group – diversified global interesting in ICT, Telecom, Energy etc.)

Ganapathi Srinivasan | Head, International Business

Ganapathi Srinivasan

With more than a decade of experience in strategic negotiations, Ganapathi’s telecom expertise spans electronics, passive infrastructure, marketing procurements, logistics and distribution networks. He has successfully established end-to-end SCM activities for pan-India operations from scratch.

As VP (Head of Procurement/SCM) at Uninor (Telenor India Subsidiary), he achieved significant cost savings and lowest possible TCO by driving all strategic procurement activities. As Head of Procurement at Aircel, he was instrumental in closing all contracts on pan-India basis – creating cost-conscious operations achieving payback within 18 months of operation in certain circles, and resulting in the most competitive CAPEX and OPEX in Indian telecom at the time. At Ericsson, he was pricing head of India and Sri Lanka, creating pricing strategies leading to enhanced profitability.

Ketan Bhatt | Business Head, UP

Ketan Bhatt

Ketan Bhatt has over two decades of professional experience in the Indian Army where he grew up exponentially to his last assignment as Director Information Technology, at the Information System Directorate, Army Headquarters. He has successfully managed diverse, cross functional and geographically dispersed teams, and met organizational objectives through constant motivation. He brought about efficient performance and cost optimization through innovative IT initiatives and also introduced standardized processes to manage the operations and maintenance of vital military equipment during various critical projects while serving the Indian Army.

A major achievement during his tenure in the Indian Army was to lead an operation and maintenance team of about 700 people to the award of the best performing Army Unit in the Southern Army. He is also a recipient of various Army awards – the most prominent being for innovative repairs and resolving power shortage in the extremely harsh terrain of Ladakh in 2005.

Jiten Vadhera | Head Security & Project Management

Jiten Vadhera

Colonel Jiten Vadhera has had a fruitful tenure of 25 years with the Indian Army. Jiten was commissioned in 1988 into “The Rajputana Rifles”, and was assigned to counter the Kashmir, Punjab, Naga and Bodo insurgencies when they were at their peak. He commanded the Rashtriya Rifles battalion in the sensitive town of Bandipur in J&K, neutralising the insurgency in the area. The unit was awarded several gallantry awards and an Army Commander’s unit citation. He also held several other important command and staff appointments during his illustrious career. He is an alumni of National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College Wellington, and subsequently earned a diploma in senior level defence management. Jiten also has an MBA (Fellows) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Manish Kumar Pandey | General Manager, Telecom Sales

Manish Kumar Pandey

Manish has 14 plus years of diverse experience in Sales, Key Account Management; Business Development and Operations in leading Telecom and Power solution companies – including Emerson Network Power and GE Digital Energy & Imergy Power Systems. He holds a B. E from Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College, Aurangabad. Manish has worked with CXOs & mid level management of all major telecom Tower Companies & OPCOs in India – including Bharti Infratel, VIOM, ATC, RCOM, ITIL, Indus Towers, Tower Vision, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and many more.

Prem Prakash Agarwal | General Manager, Technical

Prem Agarwal

Prem Prakash Agarwal has over 23 years of rich professional experience in Passive Infrastructure Planning & Optimization for Telecom sites including Core (i.e. MSC’s, & Data Centers) & BSS locations (i.e. BSC and BTS sites). His areas of expertise encircles Passive Infrastructure product Dimensioning, evaluation and solution for Telecom.

Prior to joining OMC, he worked as Deputy General Manager (Head Infrastructure Planning) with Aircel– Dishnet Wireless Limited for about 10 years and played important role in expanding Aircel telecom network across India .He also has brief stint of working with Idea Cellular Limited. He started his professional carrier in year 1995 after completing his Engineering Degree (B.E- Electronics) with Perpetual Power a company that was engaged in the field of Banking and office automation segment.

Yasho Joshi | Head Operations, UP

Yasho Joshi

Cdr. Yasho Joshi was in of the Indian Navy for over 20 years and retired as Joint Director – Directorate of Aircraft Carrier Projects, Naval HQ. Post that, he has worked with LexInnova Technologies as Director of Operations.

Yasho holds an MBA from FMS (Delhi University). He also holds an M.Sc. in Defence and Strategic Studies from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the entry requirements for which less than 1% officers of the India Navy meet. Cdr. Joshi has completed his B.Sc. from Bhopal University.

Amit Verma | Head Sales, UP

Amit Verma

Amit is a sales professional with over 16 years of experience in Account Management, New Account Acquisition, Client Servicing, Enterprise Sales, Business Development, Strategic Planning, Client Relationship Management, Revenue Enhancement, and Revenue Collections.

Amit’s last assignment was with Idea Cellular infrastructure Services Ltd. based at Patna in the capacity of Circle Sales Head, managing Sales Operations for Bihar & Jharkhand Circles. Before joining Idea, he has worked with Viom Networks and Bharti Infratel Limited as Circle Sales & Marketing Head for Odisha Circle, based at Bhubaneshwar.

Amit has also worked with companies like HDFC Life, SBI Life in Corporate Solutions Group looking after their Group Business in various territories .

Naveen Goel | Financial Controller

Naveen Goel

Naveen Goel is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has broad experience as CFO/Head of Finance & Accounts, Finance Controller, Corporate Governance, Internal Control and Risk Management, Statutory Compliance and Sox Implementation. His areas of expertise include Financial Statements, Indian GAAP, US GAAP and Taxation. He has hands on experience in development and implementation of Policy and Procedures for new Start ups.

His last professional stint was with Sare Home Projects Services Private Limited where he was responsible for Financial statements, Accounting of all SPVs, Tax Audit Report and Transfer Pricing, Auditing, Statutory Compliances and Internal Control. Naveen has also led the Finance Function at Emerson Information Technology Solutions. He was a member of Emerson’s Policy Committee and played a significant role in formation & implementation of Policies and Procedures. He has also received an award from the President of Emerson India for outstanding contributions.

Vikash Kumar Shah | Financial Controller, Lucknow

Vikash Shah

Vikash Kumar Shah is a seasoned finance professional with more than 15 years of hands on experience and expertise in the field of financial accounting and regulatory compliances. His last professional stint was with Essjay Ericsson Pvt Ltd where his areas of responsibility included consolidation of accounts, regulatory and statutory compliance, coordination with Banks, finalization of MIS & financial statements. His hobbies include playing cricket and attending Management development workshops.

Pooja Raman | Legal Counsel & Investment Lead

Pooja Raman

Pooja graduated with a B.A.LL.B from Amity University, and went on to gain rich practical experience by practicing corporate and commercial law with some of the leading names in the legal fraternity. Her interest in cross-border transactions drove her to acquire an LLM (International Business Law) from the National University of Singapore.

Anirudh Bhartiya | Senior Manager, Corporate Finance & Strategy

Anirudh Bhartiya

Anirudh has hands on experience and expertise in Financial & Business Analysis, Process Mapping, Long term and Short term Strategic Planning and Business Development.

Anirudh was previously with Wings Biotech, where he handled financial management & analysis, and growth strategy. His key contributions include rolling out the organisation’s budgeting process, and successful implementation of an SAP based ERP system. Prior to this, Anirudh was with Olam International, managing projects and finances in Africa.

Anirudh received his Masters degree in finance and investments from Brunel University, London and his Bachelors degree in Computer Science from IMS Ghaziabad.

Gaurav Agrawal | Associate, Corporate Finance & Strategy

Gaurav Agrawal

Gaurav has been into the corporate finance and financial modelling domain for last 7 years. Prior to joining OMC, Gaurav was with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) where he was working as Assistant Manager in the TAS-Business modelling division and was looking after financial modelling for PE fund investments for US division of the EY US firm. Prior to EY, Gaurav worked with BDO International in Jaipur in their Infrastructure and financial modelling division where he was engaged in reviewing financial models for Infrastructure deals.

Gaurav has an MBA degree in finance from IMS Bikaner and is a commerce graduate.