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Shaping India’s cleantech agenda

We enter the Indian market, set up an Indian venture and make sure technology is tapped to its true potential.


About us

We are an Indo-European establishment dedicated to solving some of the energy challenges in India through clean energy solutions.

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Our team

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Dr Pankaj Agarwal

Chief Executive Officer

Cleantech expert, entrepre-neur, and investor and ex-perience in financing, busi-ness development and com-mercialization of new tech-nologies in the renewable energy sector.

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Dr Rainer Kern 

Chief Operating Officer

Experience in a variety of innovative and fast-growing industry sectors including automotive electrification, battery technology, compo-nents for the electrified powertrain, photovoltaics, & electrochemical systems.

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Rahul Banerjee

CEO India

Worked in a wide range of businesses including new business development in en-ergy transition and renew-ables, start up investments, power market design, power transmission and distribu-tion, energy derivatives and energy trading systems.

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Rupert Strachwitz 

Chief Finanical Officer

CEO of Velocity Credit Ventures as well as director of an SME trade finance technology company. Co-founded an Indian renew-able energy business, listed on the London Stock Ex-change AIM.  

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Chief Technology Officer

Florian Kind

Technical expert in the area of energy and electrical en-gineering with a focus on sustainable technologies. He has experience in project and process management, par-ticularly in high-tech SMEs.

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Shalabh Agarwal

AVP Panitek Smart Energy

Over 17 years work experience in business development, sales and marketing functions in Smart Lighting, Heat pumps, Geothermal energy business.
B.E in Electronics and Com-munication Engineering, MBA from ICFAI Business School

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Rebecca Haug

AVP Marketing  & PR

Marketing and communications professional with over 20 years of experience in diverse settings, including leading marketing agencies, corporate and govern-mental environments. Proven ability to collaborate effectively across global settings.

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Shantanu Saraswat

Management Executive

5 years work experience in Ener-gy meter testing, Services and telecommunication networking at Secure Meters Ltd, Genus Power Infrastructures Ltd.

B.Tech in Electrical Engineer-ing, MD University.

Expertise in Finance, Project Management and Policy Research & Analysis.

Master in Energy Management from NTPC School of Business and experience in the construction and power sector.

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Arvind Sastry

AVP Strategic Partnerships

Worked on utility scale solar PV plants within proposals and projects management. Experience includes working on off-grid solar plants on remote island resorts in Sri Lanka, Maldives and East Africa.

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Rajeev Bhatt

Senior Manager- Grid Digitisation

Over 13 years’ experience in Network Planning & Opera-tions , O&M at Power Distribu-tion business with BSES Rajdhani Power Ltd, New Delhi and CESCMalegaon Power Supply Co. B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Integral University, Lucknow.

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Rajan Yadav

Senior Engineer- Grid Digitisation

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Niti Garg

Office Manager

Chartered accountant by pro-fession and partner in A. Vijay Kumar & Company having branches across India. Practic-ing since 2008 from Kolkata and specialized  in the field of audit and assurance, manage-ment advisory and internation-al taxation.

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Our board of directors

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Dr Pankaj Agarwal

Serial entrepreneur, success-fully incubated, scaled and exited businesses including an IPO on the London Stock Exchange.
Cleantech expert, with over 30 years’ experience in multiple renewable energy sectors.
Graduate of IIT Kanpur, and PhD University of Florida, MBA Rotterdam School.

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Dr Nicole Zech-Agarwal

Over 20 years’ experience in intellectual property with expertise in physics, chemistry and mechanics.
Patent attorney at Swisspat RiedererHasler and previously patent examiner at the Europ-ean Patent Office.
PhD in Material Science from EPF, Lausanne and Masters in Material Science from ETH, Zurich.

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Martin Wittwer

Professional board member, investor and consultant based in Zürich.
15 years’ experience in cross-border transactions with India in technology and agriculture industries.
MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and a Licentiate in Economics from the University of St. Gallen HSG.

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Christoph Ospelt

Founder of Lenum, an energy consulting firm in Vaduz focus-ed on sustainable buildings, energy and environment.
Former member of the Liechtenstein Energy Commis-sion.
Diploma in Natural Sciences from ETH, Zurich and MSc. from MIT, USA.

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Our advisors

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Peter Tschütscher

Over 25 years of experience in the international financial services industry.
Works at KGAL, a European Pioneer in Renewable Energy Infrastructure Investments where he is responsible for Institutional Client Business.
Prior to joining KGAL, Peter worked for 20 years at Barclays Bank Plc in London where he held senior positions within the European Institutional Distribution Business.

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Akshay Jaitly

Advisor to Indian, French and other international clients on cross-border strategy and risk management.
Co-founded Trilegal, a leading Indian law firm and was rated as one of India’s top energy and Infrastructure lawyers.
Masters in international affairs from Columbia University and a law degree from Oxford University.

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Dr. Otto C. Frommelt

Qualified expert in strategy development, scenario plan-ning and foresight.
Director of the National Road Office, Principality of Liechten-stein and previously held senior executive and board positions within the Volvo group.
Doctorate from the Notting-ham University Business School.

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Sanjeev Varma

Chairman, Panitek Smart Energy.
Extensive experience as a senior corporate executive in the automotive industry. Senior advisor at Lincoln International and previously at ChaninCapital Partners, Duff & Phelps Securities and Magna Group.
Executive MBA from Wharton Business School, MS from Syracuse University and B. Tech from IIT Kanpur. 

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Our associations

We partner with research and governmental organizations to implement clean technology in India.  

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Rakesh Singhania

Angel investor and mentor, active in the start-up eco system in India.
Previously, CFO of Wells Fargo India.
ACA from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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Pankaj Batra

A thought leader in the power industry in India.
Previously, Chairperson and CEO of the Central Electricity Authority of India.
BTech from IIT, Varanasi, India.

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