Rohit Anand is a Director at CDC Group and leads its infrastructure investments in Asia.
Rohit Anand is a Director at CDC Group and leads its infrastructure investments in Asia. Rohit has been involved in investments of c. $1bn in emerging markets, having invested across infrastructure, logistics, real estate, manufacturing and healthcare in 20+ countries. Prior to joining CDC in 2012, Rohit worked with IDFC Private Equity and Ernst & Young's corporate finance team in India. Rohit is CFA Charter holder, holds an MBA from IIM Lucknow and an undergraduate degree in engineering from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology.X
Ambalika has over 30 years of experience in private equity funds management, equity investment, debt financing, debt structuring & restructuring advisory in India
Ambalika has over 30 years of experience in private equity funds management, equity investment, debt financing, debt structuring & restructuring advisory in India and across Asia. Presently she is the Executive Director – Direct Investments at National Investment & Infrastructure Ltd (NIIF) wherein she has oversight over funds that invest directly into assets and companies. Prior to this, she has been the CEO & CIO of Neev Fund and MD, Macquarie SBI Infrastructure Fund wherein she was responsible for raising, staffing, originating and investing the fund. She also spent nearly a decade in various advisory & investing roles with Macquarie and Dresdner KW and also dealt with companies emerging out of the Asian crisis. She began her career with State Bank of India.
She has done her Bachelor of Science (Microbiology major) from Mumbai University and holds a Masters in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management StudiesX
Ms. Kareen has joined Ayana as a Board Member. Kareen is currently CEO for Europe & International at Lightsource bp
Ms. Kareen has joined Ayana as a Board Member. Kareen is currently CEO for Europe & International at Lightsource bp, a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects that provides sustainable and affordable energy to businesses and communities. .Kareen oversees Lightsource bp’s activities across Europe and the realisation and embedding of new territories which includes expanding Lightsource bp activities across new countries. Kareen has extensive experience in technology and renewable energy and has been instrumental in building the development and operational capabilities to become the global solar developer it is today, now active across 15 countries. Throughout her years of service, Kareen has held senior management positions including Managing Director and Global COO.
Kareen holds a double Master’s in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from ISEP (Institut Superieur d’Electronique de Paris) and holds third Master’s in Engineering Management from Stanford University, US. Kareen started her career in Silicon Valley and spent 8 years working for two successful tech venture start-ups in roles focussed on driving commercialisation and high growth, this included an IPO and trade sale respectively for both ventures and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Solar Century, one of the UK’s largest solar EPC (Engineering Procurement and Construction) businesses, leading the company’s growth into international territories.
Srini Nagarajan is Managing Director and Head - South Asia of CDC India, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC Group Plc., London, based in Bangalore since 2013.
Srini Nagarajan is Managing Director and Head – South Asia of CDC India, a wholly owned subsidiary of CDC Group Plc., London, based in Bangalore since 2013. This relates to all CDC’s investments in South Asia for its three lines of activity; Fund of Funds, Direct Equity investments and Debt/Structured Finance. He joined Commonwealth Development Corporation, London in 1990, and was seconded to Africa where he served for about 8years. He moved to India in 1998 and worked for Actis Private Equity Fund. He has been on the board of several companies as Director and currently he is on the boards of 5 of the investee companies in India.
Srini holds a MA from Madras University and MBA from Warwick School of Business and Leadership program from Harvard Business.
Mr. S. S. Mundra is a seasoned banker, with a career spanning over four decades, during which he held various high level positions, including that of the Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Baroda.
Mr. S. S. Mundra is a seasoned banker, with a career spanning over four decades, during which he held various high level positions, including that of the Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Baroda, Executive Director of Union Bank of India, Chief Executive of Bank of Baroda (European Operations) amongst others, culminating as the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India, from where he finally demitted his office in July 2017.
Mr. Mundra has expertise in banking, supervision, management and administrative matters. During his illustrious career, spanning over forty years, with various banks, he held several positions across functions and locations, both in India and abroad and has handled diverse portfolios, like core central banking, commercial banking – wholesale and retail, banking regulation and supervision, financial markets, treasury management, planning, economic research, investment banking, risk management and international banking etc.
Mr. Mundra, a Post Graduate from University of Poona, is a Fellow Member of Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (FIIB). Amity University has conferred the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.), HonorisCausa, upon Mr. Mundra, in recognition of his services in the field of banking and related areas.
Mr. Mundra has also served as RBI's nominee on the Financial Stability Board (G20 Forum) and its various committees. He was also the Vice-chairman of OECD's International Network on Financial Education (INFE). He has also been closely associated with various institutes / organisations like Governing Council of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Governing Council of Centre for Advanced Financial Research & Learning (CAFRAL), Governing Council of Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF).
Prior to joining RBI, Mr. Mundra also served on Boards of several multi-dimensional companies like the Clearing Corporation of India Ltd (CCIL), Central Depository Services (India) Ltd. (CDSL), BOB Asset Management Company, India Infrastructure Finance Corporation (UK) Ltd. (IIFCL), IndiaFirst Life Insurance Company Ltd., Star Union Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Company Ltd., National Payments Corporation of India Ltd., etc. The experience gained in guiding these entities has bestowed him with wide leadership skills and keen insights in best practices in Corporate Governance.
Mr. Mundra has been a regular presence as a Speaker on various Forums. He has delivered more than 100 speeches/presentations on diverse issues viz. banking, financial inclusion & literacy, MSME financing, audit, Fraud Risk Management, Cyber security, Consumer Protection, Human Resource Management etc. at both domestic and international forums. Many of these speeches have been published on the websites of Reserve Bank of India and that of the Bank for International Settlements. Presently, Mr. Mundra is on the Board of BSE Limited, DSP Investment Managers Private Limited, Indiabulls Housing Finance Ltd., and Airtel Payments Bank Limited as Independent Director, besides being on the Advisory Board of M/s. True North Fund V LLP, Encore Asset Reconstruction Pvt. Ltd. and BankBazaar.com.
Mr. Shivanand Nimbargi is the Managing Director & CEO of Ayana Renewable Power Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Nimbargi has over 29 years of experience in the infrastructure sector.
Mr. Shivanand Nimbargi is the Managing Director & CEO of Ayana Renewable Power Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Nimbargi has over 29 years of experience in the infrastructure sector. He was most recently the Managing Director & CEO of L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad), one of the largest PPP projects in India, the first phase of which got commissioned in November 2017. Prior to his stint with L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad), he was associated with Green Infra (now Sembcorp Green Infra), one of India’s leading renewable energy companies and Alstom, a French Power equipment major. During his stint with Green Infra as its Managing Director & CEO, the company more than doubled its operational capacity from 150 MW to ~700 MW and also built strong pipeline for future growth of the company.
During his more than 15 years long association with Alstom, he was instrumental in starting Industrial Boilers and Plants Business, Turbo machinery Business as MD from the year 2004 to 2006, before taking the responsibility of Boiler Business and additionally managing the Coal Mills Product line as Vice President (Global P&L). He also served as a Director on the Board of NTPC Alstom Services Limited between 2006-08. He started his career with Babcock and Wilcox of India (now part of Alstom).
Shiv is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and has pursued advance Management Program at INSEAD.
Vinod has 16 years of professional experience spanning private equity and strategic consulting. Prior to joining NIIF, he spent ~13 years with IDFC Alternatives.
Vinod has 16 years of professional experience spanning private equity and strategic consulting. Prior to joining NIIF, he spent ~13 years with IDFC Alternatives. His investment management experience includes early stage, growth stage, and platform deals across diverse sectors, along with managing exits of portfolio companies through IPOs. Prior to joining IDFC Alternatives, Vinod worked with Credit Analysis & Research Limited (CARE), and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
Vinod holds a MBA from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, and a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Sardar Patel College of Engineering (SPCE), Mumbai.
Arul S. has joined Ayana as Executive Director (Operations).
Dr. Arul Shanmugasundaram in his current role is responsible for the BD, Engineering/Technology, IT and Asset Management functions in Ayana. In his earlier stint of 7 years at Tata Power he has held various roles leading Technology, EPC BD, EPC and Manufacturing as COO. He has been in involved in the commissioning of more than 2.5 GWp of Utility Scale projects and several hundred MWp of rooftop projects. He was also leading the cell and module manufacturing and also involved in the various capacity expansion projects, he was part of the leadership team that transformed Tata Power Solar from manufacturing org to a leading Utility scale and rooftop EPC and grew revenues from 550 crore to multi fold and a strong EPC order book at end of FY20. The profitability and Roe/ roce improved significantly during his seven year tenure in Tata Power Solar. Dr Arul established a unique module mounting structure business in Tata International and introduced new foundation concepts and materials in Indian market from 2010-2013. Prior to that he was at Applied Materials in the United States for 15 years focused on semiconductor equipment and process development up to 32nm technology nodes. For the last three years in his Applied Materials tenure he was in India to setup the first 5.72 m2 thin film a-Si line. He has a B. Tech degree from IIT Madras and Masters and Ph. D from Cornell. He has more than 40 patents and several publications.X
Ashish Garg has joined Ayana as Executive Director
Ashish Garg, 44 is the Executive Director Finance at Ayana Renewable Power Private Ltd. Ashish is a Chartered Accountant with over two decades of experience across metal & mining, power, renewables and oil & gas industries across three large Indian corporate groups. Prior to Ayana he was Chief Financial Officer at Adani Green Energy Ltd. He started his career with Essar Oil Limited and later went to work for Vedanta Resources plc, a London stock exchange listed metals and mining major as Head-Group Corporate Finance.
He has exposure to a wide gamut of strategic aspects of financial function and have raised resources of more than US$40bn across variety of instruments in both domestic and global banks, equity and bond markets. He has experience in handling credit ratings, treasury & forex management, M & A, bank relationships, budgeting, MIS, taxation, commercial negotiations, private equity, investor relations and asset divestiture and buyback etc.X
Atul Kumar Agarwal has joined Ayana as Senior Vice President and Head of Projects.
Atul Kumar Agarwal has joined Ayana as Senior Vice President and Head of Projects. Atul has an overall work experience of 24 years spanning across diverse segments of Power Industry such as Transmission, Distribution, Generation in Thermal as well as Renewable Energy. Prior to Ayana, he was with ABB as VP – Projects for their Electrical Balance of Plant Business Unit where he was involved with execution of Thermal & Renewable Projects. He had commissioned more than 4000 MW Thermal & Renewables projects in India.
He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineer) from MNREC, Allahabad now named as MNNIT.X
Mohan Jathan has joined Ayana Power as Vice President (Land).
Mohan Jathan has joined Ayana Power as Vice President (Land). He is a commerce graduate and has passed out from Mumbai University. He comes with rich experience of 3 plus decades of which nearly 2.5 decades have been in hardcore land purchase and allied activities. He has to his credit purchase of Private, Forest and Revenue land equivalent to around 5 GW in states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, MP, AP & Rajasthan. Larger part of these 5 GW were timely commissioned. He has worked in Enercon & Suzlon for nearly two decades put together His latest endeavours were Soft Bank Energy and Azure Power. His strengths includes negotiations and liaisoning for ensuring smooth progress in projects and re starting stalled projects. He also has sound knowledge of the legal aspects associated in purchase of land which gives him the advantage.
Nishant Kumar has joined Ayana as Vice President and Head - QHSE & CDP.
Nishant Kumar has joined Ayana as Vice President and Head – QHSE & CDP . He has 15 years of work experience in the field of QHSE and CSR. Prior to joining Ayana, he has worked for companies like, Sembcorp Green Infra Limited, Leighton- Contractors Private Limited for Chenani & Nashri India’s Longest Road tunnel project, SKEC & KCT for Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited , Underground rock cavern project; Baxter India Pvt. Ltd, Hydro Power project of Gati Infrastructure Limited and Hindustan Coca Cola Bev. Pvt. Ltd. During his tenure with these organizations; He was leading QHSE and CSR Function.
He holds a MBA, Supply Chain Management from IMT Ghaziabad, Masters in Environmental Science and Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science and Water Management from A.N College, Patna.
Prosenjit Chakraborty has joined Ayana as Asst. Vice President and Head of IT and Technology.
Prosenjit Chakraborty has joined Ayana as Asst. Vice President and Head of IT and Technology. Prosenjit has an overall work experience of more than 13 years. Prior to joining Ayana, he was playing a role of GM – IT at Atria Power and Senior Manager IT at Vena Energy. In this role, he has led SCADA Integration for both Wind and Solar assets across globe in Japan, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and Asset Management solution development of ~1500MW wind and Solar Assets.
Before Vena worked at ReNew Power and led to develop Renew Power Diagnostic centre. Handled the data for multiple wind turbine make such as Simens Gamesa, Suzlon, Regen, Kenersys, Wind World, GE, Schnieder etc. He has also expertise in Forecasting and Scheduling regulations prevailing across all states in India
He holds a B.Tech (Computer Science) from West Bengal University and MBA from ICFAIX
Rohit Chandak has joined Ayana as Chief Financial Officer.
Rohit Chandak has joined Ayana as Chief Financial Officer. He has over 12 years of work experience. Prior to joining Ayana, he has held various positions including CFO, CEO and was part of the executive leadership team at Uniquest Infra Ventures (Khazanah Nasional Berhad & IDFC Bank’s JV platform for toll roads). Rohit’s experience spans over covering various aspects of infrastructure investment and project financing in India. He has handled M&A, project financing, corporate financial planning & controllership, taxation, transaction structuring and F&A. In this role, he managed critical interactions and relationship with key stakeholders including shareholders, banks, auditors, rating agencies etc. He has led the team and successfully closed various fund raising assignments. On investment side, he was involved in project identification, evaluation, bidding, due diligence, negotiation and end to end closure of M&A transactions. He also represented Uniquest on the board of directors of three investee companies. Prior to that, he has worked with IDFC Projects and Bank of America.
Rohit is also a visiting faculty at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore and guest faculty at Indian School of Business (ISB) Hyderabad/Mohali.
Rohit is a Post Graduate in Management (PGDM - Finance) from IIM Indore and Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from Delhi University.
Sajida M has joined Ayana as Asst. Vice President and Head of Human Resources . Sajida has an overall work experience of more than 14 years.
Sajida M has joined Ayana as Asst. Vice President and Head of Human Resources . Sajida has an overall work experience of more than 14 years. Prior to joining Ayana, she was playing a role of General Manager Human Resources – at MedGenome Labs Ltd, In this role she has worked on setting up the processes / systems and building the core team , she has been part of large organisations and has worked with start-ups too, she has extensive exposure in Automotive, Aerospace and Health care industry, she has been part of internal committees and has worked in leadership roles.
Before Ayana she has worked at MedGenome Labs ltd, International Aerospace Manufacturing a Rolls Royce venture, QuEST Aerospace and Ashok Iron Works, her expertise are in Strategic HR, Compensation , Performance Management, Industrial Relations, Organisation Development etc.
She holds a Masters of Business Administration – Human Resources and Certification Course from XLRI.X
Sonam Sarin has joined Ayana as Company Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer. Sonam has an overall work experience of more than 16 years.
Sonam Sarin has joined Ayana as Company Secretary & Chief Compliance Officer. Sonam has an overall work experience of more than 16 years. Prior to joining Ayana, he worked as Counsel India with First Solar India. During his stint with First Solar, Sonam was responsible for overall secretarial and compliance function of the Company and its affiliates, besides handling the NDA portfolio and corporate secretarial profile for Europe, Middle East and Africa region of First Solar.
Previously, Sonam has worked with Birlasoft, Xerox, Daikin and Fujifilm and was responsible for their secretarial, compliance/ legal function.
Sonam is a member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and also holds a degree in law (LLB) from Agra University.X
Sureshnathan has joined Ayana as Senior Vice President and Head of Procurement and Project Execution.
Sureshnathan has joined Ayana as Senior Vice President and Head of Procurement and Project Execution. Suresh has an overall work experience of 26 years spanning across diverse industry segments such as Renewable Energy, Telecom , Manufacturing and Construction Industries . Prior to Ayana, He was with SunEdison as Director – SCM for Asia Pacific and Africa where he was involved with conception to commissioning of 1800 MW + Solar and Wind project in Asia Pacific region. Sureshnathan played a key role in M & A and migration of assets from SunEdison to Greenko as well as completion of pipeline projects including India`s Largest Solar Power Plant (816 MWp) at Kurnool. He was Global Sourcing Head – Infrastructure for Airtel during 2008 – 2015.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering Technology) from BITS Pilani and Master of Business Administration in Operations Management.