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.
Rohit Chandra | Vice Chairman & Executive Director
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.
Anil Raj | Managing Director
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.
Pär Almqvist | Chief Marketing Officer
With over 15 years of building and marketing strong brands for both new ventures and MNCs, Pär has lived and worked in Sweden, India, Turkey, Canada and USA.
Previous to OMC, Pär has done pioneering marketing and branding work within the rural telecom industry resulting in awards from Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, World Economic Forum and GSMA.
With both agency and corporate experience from B2B and B2C marketing, he is specialized in combining traditional branding and marketing with social/digital media and PR.
Sarraju Narasinga Rao | Chief Technology Officer
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).
Andreas Dahl-Jørgensen | Head Corporate Finance
Andreas bridges the worlds of corporate finance and energy policy. Before joining OMC, he was a Managing Director with Climate Advisers, a boutique consulting firm in Washington D.C. Prior to that, he was a senior official in the Norwegian government, overseeing Norway’s $1 billion climate partnership with Indonesia. Andreas started his career at the World Bank working on carbon finance.
Andreas was formerly at Harvard University as a Sustainability Science Fellow. He received his Masters degree in economics and energy policy from Johns Hopkins University and his Bachelors in international business from Copenhagen Business School.
Ketan Bhatt | Head Operations & Maintenance
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
Colonel Jiten Vadhera has had a fruitful tenure of 25 years with the Indian Army. Having been commissioned in 1988 into “The Rajputana Rifles”, his assignments were 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 has subsequently earned a diploma in senior level defence management. Jiten also has an MBA (Fellows) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
DVS Rajan | Head Regulatory Affairs
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.)
Manish Kumar Pandey | General Manager, Telecom Sales
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.
Naveen Goel | Financial Controller
Naveen Goel is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA final) and has 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 | Manager-Finance & Accounts, Lucknow
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 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.
Rishbhi Sanwalka | Company Secretary
Rishbhi has hands-on experience and expertise in corporate law, company secretarial work, due diligence, corporate governance and legal compliance. She was previously the de-facto Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of Infinite Computer Solutions (India) Ltd., where she handled all MCA, SEBI procedures and compliances. Rishbhi has also worked in the regulatory team of Grant Thornton Advisory to provide corporate secretarial and due diligence services to domestic and global clients.
During her professional career, Rishbhi received many accolades and awards including Certificate of Recognition from Grant Thornton LLP for Companies Act, 2013. She also won ‘Best Project Report’ on the role of company secretaries in Cyber Law at the MSOP training held by Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Her areas of interest include basketball, music & dance. She likes to put her creativity in paintings and collages.
Sirat Walia | Human Resources
Sirat Walia graduated in BTech Computer Science. She commenced her professional career with Infosys in June 2010 as a Systems Engineer for their banking solution, Finacle. During her professional stint at Infosys, she worked with teams within India, out of Bangalore and Chandigarh, as well as globally, to deliver efficient software solutions. Due to her inclination to one of the critical resources of an organization, its human resources, she diversified and made a shift from technology to HR. She quit her job at Infosys and successfully completed her course in Human Resources Leadership Program from School of Inspired Leadership, Gurgaon in April 2014. She applies her HR skills and corporate experience to add value to the organization through efficient HR solutions.