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.

Corporate

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.

Yasho Joshi
COO, India Distributed Energy Business

Yasho Joshi

Cmdr. Yasho Joshi served in the Indian Navy for over 20 years. His naval career included numerous field and staff appointments, including command of two warships and two tenures as Joint Director in Naval Headquarters, Ministry of Defence. Having taken premature retirement from the Navy, he worked with LexInnova Technologies as Director of Operations.

An MBA from Faculty of Management Studies (Delhi University), Yasho also holds an M.Sc. in Defence and Strategic Studies from Defence Services Staff College, Wellington.

Koichi Yamada
Chief Financial & Admin Officer

Koichi Yamada

Yamada has been with the Infrastructure Business Unit of Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Tokyo since 2009 and is currently on secondment to OMC Power as Chief Financial & Admin Officer.

Prior to joining OMC, he was Manager of the Infrastructure Business Development Division in EMEA region for the last 10 years, and leading Venture Investments in New Energy and Mobility sectors in EMEA Regions with work such as sourcing, due diligence and negotiating contracts related to transactions. Yamada has a B.A., Economics from Chuo University.

Shahab Ur Rehman Khan
CIO & Head of Shared Services

Shahab Khan

Shahab Khan has over 32 years of professional experience in senior management positions with leading IT & Telecom organizations. He has held multiple roles of increasing span and complexity in Project Execution, Design & Development, Operations, Shared Services, IT Infrastructure, IT Budgeting, IT Outsourcing and Vendor relationship management. Shahab is passionate about creating business value from technology, and has a consistent track record of delivering innovative solutions to maximise revenue.

Prior to OMC, Shahab was Vice President-Technology at Telenor India, where he was responsible for planning, installation, commissioning and Operation & Maintenance of all IT related solutions in Data Centers, NOCs, Circle locations, Outsourced Call Centers. He has also created strategic plans and delivered results across the IT landscape for Aircel India, Enkay Telecom India and others.

Shahab holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University. His professional certifications include Data Science Certification from IBM, IOT from University of California Irvine CA, ML from Stanford and Cryptocurrency & Bitcoin from Princeton.

Arindam Sengupta
Chief Sales & Mktg. Officer

Arindam Sengupta

Arindam is a seasoned South Asia growth leader with 25+ years of experience in shaping formidable brands, leading digital startups to profitable growths, achieving dramatic revenue growth and transforming conventional operating models into a digital way of work. Arindam has kept digital disruptions at the core of building organisational efficiencies. He has led motivated winning teams, empowered them to take decisions; developed successors and leaders across diverse cultures spanning MNC companies to startups.

In his various roles as CEO, CCO and SVP (sales and marketing), he employed his deep market understanding and strong go to market plans to launch and scale Telenor operations in different geographies, make PepsiCo’s brand equity stronger, launch and make startups profitable in Content OTT and Fintech domains.

Prior to joining OMC, Arindam was the Chief Customer Officer / Interim Fintech CEO of Capital Diamond Star Group (Myanmar). His previous roles include CEO of ABC-MIB Group (Myanmar), SVP & Business Head at Telenor (India and Myanmar), Head of Marketing at Indiatimes, Associate VP – Pepsico, Product Manager at Reliance Telecom and Account Supervisor – Rediffusion DY & R.

Dr. Subodh Singh
Head, Regulatory Affairs

Subodh Singh

Subodh has 30 years of experience in handling key issues related to corporate affairs, licensing, regulatory operations, government approvals & compliances, legal & courts matters for large organizations.

Prior to OMC, Subodh served as Vice President (Regulatory Affairs) for Telenor (India). He has previously has also worked for Aircel, Spice Communication and Modi Group.

Subodh holds a Ph. D. in Law and certifications from XLRI, ISB and INSEAD.

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.

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.

Pallavi V
Head, PMO

Pallavi V

Pallavi comes with 15 years of experience in Program management delivery and consulting across IT & Telecom & Insurance industry. She has previously worked with large organisations like MetLife Global, Telenor and IBM Global Services. Pallavi has an MBA from NMIMS and is PMP certified.

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. 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.

Manish holds a B.E. from Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College, Aurangabad.

Alwin Thomas
Sr. Manager – Business Development

Alwin Thomas

Alwin has been with the Infrastructure Business Unit of Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Tokyo since 2011 and is currently on secondment to OMC Power. He has a B.A Hons. in North East Asian Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi, and has successfully completed the Global Business Leaders Development Program of the Ministry of Economics Trade and Industries Japan. His work experience spans project development, project financing, M&A relating to infrastruture projects such as IPPs, Oil & Gas (e.g., Refineries, Gas Processing Plants, FPSO, FSRU), Renewable Energy etc., across multiple geographies including the North America, EMEA and Asian markets.

Nitish Shrivastava
Manager, Corporate Finance & Strategy

Nitish Shrivastava

Nitish has diverse experience in the energy sector – across multiple projects including project financing, commercial due diligence, project management, strategic planning and business development. Prior to joining OMC Power, Nitish worked in the advisory arm of PwC, supporting clients in developing investment models and leasing/pricing models for e-mobility, energy efficiency and clean energy projects. He has also worked in Adani power Limited in Thermal Power Plant Operations.

Nitish completed his M.B.A. in Finance from M.D.I. Gurgaon, and holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics engineering from N.I.T. Jamshedpur.

Himanshu Jhamb
Manager, Corporate Finance & Strategy

Himanshu Jhamb

Himanshu has hands-on experience in fund-raising, financial and commercial due diligence, financial modeling and investor relations. Prior to joining OMC Power, Himanshu worked with d.light design Inc., the market leader in the off-grid solar power industry, supporting the company in fund raising from global investors in addition to routine Corporate Finance activities. Prior to d.light design, he had also worked as Investment Banking Analyst at HSBC; and as a System Engineer at Tata Consultancy Services.

Himanshu completed his M.B.A. in Finance and Operations from M.D.I. Gurgaon, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering from M.D.U. Rohtak.

Uttar Pradesh

Ajay Kumar
Chief Executive Officer

Ajay Kumar

Ajay Kumar comes with 30 plus years of expertise in the energy sector bringing in unique experience from both large-scale generation and distribution utilities. In 2019, he joined as Director (Technical) at UPJVNL, took on the responsibility as Director (Commercial) thereafter and subsequently was appointed as Managing Director at Kanpur Electricity Supply Company Limited (KESCO), one of Uttar Pradesh’s discoms, from where he has recently retired. Prior to that, he has held various senior positions at THDC India Limited (Tehri Hydro Development Corporation) where he worked for 18 years. His last assignment with THDC was as General Manager (commercial).

As the MD of KESCO, he was based in Kanpur. KESCo is serving around 1187 bulk consumers and 5,79,166 other consumers of domestic, commercial and power categories connected to grid through 87 no. 33 KV substations and 457 no. 11 KV feeders after receiving electricity from 9 transmission substation of 220 KV and 132 KV of U.P. Power Transmission Corporation Ltd. KESCo has installed total 201 power transformers (capacity 1517 MVA) and 4754 distribution transformers in its distribution network.

Jiten Vadhera
Head, Program Mgt. & Special Projects

Jiten Vadhera

Col. Jiten Vadhera (Retd.) 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.

Jiten is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College Wellington, and subsequently earned a diploma in senior level defence management. He also has an MBA (Fellows) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Sumeet Mathur
Head, O & M

Sumeet Mathur

Cdr. Sumeet Mathur (Retd.) has over 21 years of experience in the Indian Navy where he managed the lifecycles of state-of-art marine engineering equipment and systems through design, development, procurement, QA, installation, trials/acceptance, operations, maintenance/repairs and upgradation.
He was most recently Joint Director (Quality Assurance) at Naval Headquarters. Other positions held include Senior Manager (Production) at Fleet Maintenance Unit, Head of AC/ Ref. & Tool Room at Naval maintenance Yard and Chief Engineer of the Second largest ship of the Indian Navy amongst others. As Chief Engineer he executed a major mid-life upgrade project of the Ship.

Sumeet is an Alumnus of the Naval War College, IIT (Bombay), IIM (Lucknow) and Jamna Lal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (Mumbai). He was also an Instructor at the prestigious Indian Naval Academy.

SC Madhusudana
Head, Engg. & Projects

SC

Madhusudana started his career with the Indian Air Force, where for 20 years he was responsible for maintenance of fighter and transport aircrafts. He subsequently worked with RIL in maintaining Telecom towers and equipment, utilities and fiber assets. He has also held various positions in Bharti Airtel focussing on Site acquisition, infrastructure development and operations of RAN, broadband and land line services in Karnataka as well as Fiber rollout in South region. His other roles include Circle Infra Head for Tamil Nadu and Kerala and Operations Head for the North East states.

Before joining OMC, Madhusudana was responsible for infra upgradation and maintenance of backbone locations of Airtel Eastern region as Regional Infra Head.

Kamal Asthana
Chief Security Advisor

Kamal Asthana

Kamal Kishore Asthana has over three decades of security and law enforcement experience. He is responsible for overall security of OMC in Uttar Pradesh, and liaises with local law enforcement and administration to safeguard OMC’s manpower and assets.
Prior to joining OMC, he served as a senior officer with the UP Police for over 30 years in all the major cities of Uttar Pradesh across different functions including District Police, Intelligence, Security, Anti-corruption, Economic offenses, P.A.C, and Railway Police. He was awarded the prestigious Police Medal by the President of India for distinguished and meritorious police service in 2008.
He holds a Bachelors in Science, dual Masters in Science (Physics & Mathematics), and a degree in Public Administration, all from Lucknow University.

Vikash Kumar Shah
Financial Controller

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.

Manoj Gupta
Head, Business Operations

Manoj Gupta

A versatile Sales and Business Development professional, Manoj has 14+ years of diverse experience in identifying business opportunities, formulating strategy and overseeing on-ground execution, market development, product launch, team management, and rural community management.

Prior to OMC, Manoj has worked with Bharti Infratel Ltd., Malhotra Marketing Pvt. Ltd. and Hindustan Latex (National AIDS Control Org). He was instrumental in the successful implementation of the NACO Project in rural U.P. through 2.25 Lac traditional and non-traditional outlets.

Manoj Singh
Head, Business Support

Manoj Singh

Manoj Kumar Singh has over 14 years work experience in Sales & Marketing, Admin & HR, and government liaison, with emphasis on regulatory affairs and problem solving.

Prior to joining OMC Power in 2014, Manoj worked at Ajanta Pharma Ltd. in Sales and Marketing, and in FINO Paytech Ltd.as Assistant Manager responsible for customer acquisition for banking programme under the financial inclusion scheme, the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (RSBY) in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand regions.

Manoj earned a Masters degree in Commerce from Kanpur University.