Venkatraman Krishnan is a Non Executive Director on the Board of the Company. He is a Chartered Accountant with over four decades of experience in the Corporate Sector.
Shashi Shekhar, a retired IAS officer of Tamil Nadu Cadre, had held various positions in the State and the Central Government. He was joint Secretary, Ministry of Power, and was associated with preparing the Energy Conservation Bill that became an Act in 2002. He was the first Director-General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. He spent more than 10 years in the power and renewable energy sector, while in the Government. He presented many papers in international forums on power sector development and climate change. He prepared the 12th Plan draft document of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy wherein for the first time he advocated wind and solar energy to acquire market orientation. He also worked in the Ministry of Environment & Forest as Additional Secretary and Chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board. He retired in December 2016 as Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India. During this period, he initiated far-reaching reforms in the water sector. Currently, he works for policy advocacy, business strategy, and development for solar power, green hydrogen, regulatory issues, IT-based solution for the power sector including RE integration, among others in the ACME Group.
Atul Sabharwal is a founder of Snipp and has over 10 years of experience in the digital media/mobile industry. His earlier experiences include a board role at eSolar, an Idealabs company funded by Google, GE & Oak Capital, founder of the Finalysis Group, and positions with AOL, IBM Business Services (previously PWC Consulting), the Boston Consulting Group, and News Corporation. He holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and attended Wharton.
Rajat Seksaria, Chief Executive Officer of ACME Group, has made the
organization the powerhouse of young and talented professionals.
One of the youngest non-promoter Chief Executives in the country,
dynamism is his forte. An IIM Calcutta alumnus, an electrical engineer
from Gujarat University, he possesses rich experience of over 17 years.
Rajat is steering the ACME Group into becoming futuristic, nimble
footed and yet structured organization and enabled the organization
to play a vital role in rapid energy transition, which will throw up
unique opportunities and challenges. Under his leadership, ACME
Group has successfully streamlined the organizational processes for
the execution and timely delivery of projects and other strategic
financial transactions. Rajat has played a key role in strategic deals for
the company including the issuance of offshore green bonds,
partnerships with global firms like SCATEC, UNOPS S3i, IFU &
Brookfield Renewables and divestment of assets to Petronas and
Actis. Rajat is also at the forefront of ACME’s move into setting up a
pioneering global green hydrogen business. With earlier stints with
Shell (earlier BG India Ltd), Punj Lloyd and India Power Corporation
Limited (IPCL), he has also handled international project development
in renewables and infrastructure in Africa, Asia and Europe.
Neeraj Gupta has over 15 years of experience in equity capital markets,
debt capital markets, mergers and acquisition and project finance. He has been with ACME for over 5 years now. He has successfully
raised approximately US$ 1.4 billion of equity from marquee investors,
US$ 1.7 billion of debt through domestic fund raise and has led
multiple M&A and equity raise transactions with marquee funds and
institutions like Macquarie, Blackstone, APG, Brookfield, Piramal, Actis,
Petronas, SCATEC, UNOPS, IFU. Prior to joining the Company, he
worked at Hindustan Power and Tech Mahindra in corporate finance
and strategy functions. He holds an MBA in Finance and Strategy from
Indian Institute of Management, Indore and B.Tech from Indian
Institute of Technology Delhi.
Sandeep Kashyap is a seasoned and highly accomplished executive with over two and a half decades of experience in Business Development, Policy Advocacy, Project Execution and Corporate Affairs. With a fast-track management career marked by demonstrated ability to build peak-performing teams to achieve a cross-functional business objective, Sandeep is leading the ACME Group to the next phase of growth in solar and green hydrogen and ammonia businesses. He played a crucial role in closing recent global partnerships sealed by the Company. Sandeep is an MBA from the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, and a Bachelor of Engineering from Shivaji University.
Christoph is a chemical engineer by training and has been working in the Indian landscape for more than 20 years. For the last four years, he is the Member of Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum and responsible for the forum´s global initiatives with automotive, supply chain including shipping, aviation, travel tourism and aerospace companies. Committed to net zero transitions, his initiatives such as “Getting to Zero in Shipping” and “Clean Skies of Tomorrow” are focused on fuel transition to green hydrogen, and its derivatives such as green ammonia. In the past, he worked as a Senior Partner at McKinsey for 17 years.
Ashwani with 30 years of marketing and business development experience in the energy sector, has worked across Asia and Europe in various functional and leadership roles. In his last role, Ashwani was heading the global LNG marketing business for ADNOC. He has previously worked as Country Head for Shell Energy India and played an active role in the development of gas and power markets leveraging his rich global and domestic experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.
Ramesh Kumar joined the Acme Group in 2018 and is a key member of the management team,
currently heading the Project Management and Construction functions. He has an extensive
experience of 28 years in the Electrical Projects domain. Prior to joining Acme, he has spent 15 years
with ABB India in various senior Project Management roles within the High Voltage Substations &
Power Generation businesses handling large complex projects encompassing Transmission &
Distribution Projects, Thermal and Renewable Power Plants. Earlier, he also had a 8 year stint with
Alstom Limited as a Project Manager for High Voltage Substation projects.
During his tenure with Acme, he has successfully led cross functional teams in achieving on-time
delivery of around 2 GW of projects, with a result oriented and collaborative approach. With an in-
depth understanding of the project execution requirements, he leads an experienced and dynamic
team of professionals who are fully committed to translating the Group’s ambitious vision into high
Ramesh holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj
Anil Chutani is responsible for promoting green hydrogen and green ammonia technology at ACME Group. He has over 26 years of professional experience in the technology domain in various sectors including telecom, renewables, energy storage, electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cells, hydrogen storage, and electrolyzers, among others. He is an expert in engineering, product development, technical due diligence for M&As, and scaling up start-ups from R&D stage to commercial scale. He has Bachelor's Degree in Electronics and Communications.
Gursharan Jassal has over 15 years of experience in Procurement, Project Management, Business Development, Corporate Strategy & Strategic Advisory in ACME, Tata Consultancy Services, India Today group & Accelerator Group LLC. He holds a MSc in Finance & Management from Cranfield School of Management, England and Bachelor of Engineering from Panjab University.
Vivek Tolat has over 15 years of global experience with investments across India, South East Asia, and North America. In addition to an MBA in Finance, he is also a CFA Charter Holder from the CFA Institute, USA. Before joining ACME Group, Vivek held office in New York as Vice President of Investments with a global private equity fund. He has, previously, worked with organizations such as Bravia Capital, Times Group, B&K Securities, JP Morgan and ICICI Bank.
Rajesh Sodhi has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of corporate compliance, investors’ relations, public and private placement of securities, financing documentation and overseas corporate compliance. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Siddhartha P Saikia is communication and branding professional equipped with over 15 years of experience in business journalism and public relations. He formulates the internal and external communication strategy of the ACME Group by integrating domestic and global business goals. Prior to ACME Group, Siddhartha worked for Maruti Suzuki India, the country’s largest carmaker. He has experience of over a decade in mainstream business journalism with some of India’s finest newspapers including the Hindustan Times, the Hindu Business Line, and the Financial Express. He is an alumnus of the University of Delhi and IIMC.
Kanchan Sinha has more than 18 years of experience and has extensively worked on matters pertaining to General Corporate, M&A, Joint Ventures, Private Equity Investments, Seed Investments, Angel Investments, Foreign Investments, and Cross Border Transactions. Prior to ACME, Kanchan was associated with L&L Partners (Formerly Luthra & Luthra Law Offices), Delhi as Partner - General Corporate/ M&A Practice Division. In the past, she had worked with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co. She completed her B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from National Law Institute University, Bhopal, India.
Ankur Kumar is an energetic business leader with over 22 years of progressive leadership experience across verticals with strong educational credentials (IIM Alumni) and entrepreneurial DNA. Leveraged deep commercial expertise to drive substantial top-line growth with an impeccable eye on the bottom line. In his previous roles, he had successfully strategized diversifications with a focus on sustainable technologies contributing towards energy transition. He is an inspiring leader with demonstrated ability to lead teams and a business builder with immense potential to overcome significant challenges to achieve greater goals.
Manish Jha has over 15 years of work experience spread across strategic partnerships and EPC management within the renewables domain. He has worked with some of the reputed organizations and is known as one of the major influencers in terms of technology adoption, execution philosophy, and team building. Manish has played a crucial role in setting up the EPC function in Indian organizations such as Renew Power and Lanco Solar, as well as international organizations like Solar Philippines. He is a Bachelor in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and MBA (Finance & Strategy) from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore.