Gajanan Nabar

CEO and Managing Director

Gajanan is the CEO & Managing Director at NovaAir. He has a Master’s degree in Science (Organic Chemistry) and an MBA. He was also conferred Diploma by Plastics & Rubber Institute, London. Gajanan has over three decades of experience out of which over 11 years as CEO of leading companies. Gajanan worked in varied industry segments viz. Paints, Coatings, Specialty Chemicals, Engineering, Water, Renewables and Industrial Gases .

He has extensively worked in the areas of Customer acquisition, partnerships, Business transformation, Diversification and Globalization strategies, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fund raising, Business Development. Organization and people development is where he has keen interest.

In his career, Gajanan has started many new businesses, worked for a start-up and has now become the member of the NovaAir founding team. He has been associated with reputed companies like Asian Paints, Thermax, BASF, Monsanto, Praxair, Praj Industries, Cleanmax Solar & now NovaAir.

Sharad Madhok

CFO & Strategy Head

Sharad is the CFO & Strategy Head at NovaAir. He is a Chartered Accountant with three decades of experience in varied fields of finance, accounts and Taxation. He has extensively worked in the areas of Mergers & Acquisitions, Treasury, Private Equity and Fund raising; Strategy, Business partnerships, Joint ventures and financial restructuring.

He has a very diversified experience across a wide spectrum of Industries such as Industrial Gases, FMCG, Consumer Durables, Retail, Agro-Chemicals, Telecom, Technology, Education and Network marketing.

He has been associated with reputed companies like Praxair, Godfrey Philips, Indofil,Carrier Corporation, Lucent Technologies and AT&T.

Bhuvnesh Mehtani

Chief Customer Officer & Supply Chain Head

A Mechanical Engineer by education, Bhuvnesh has held many senior management positions including COO at Goyal MG Gases. Prior to joining Goyal MG Gases, Bhuvnesh had worked with companies like BOC India, Esab India and Praxair at various regional and national leadership roles. He has managed All India Sales and P&L head position for the largest Industrial Gases company in India.

He has rich experience in revenue and profit management, customer connect & relationship management, business turnarounds, negotiations and supply chain. He brings to the table over 30 years of experience in diverse MNCs and an Indian company where he carried out several challenging assignments.

Along with Gajanan and Sharad, Bhuvnesh is the founding member of NovaAir.

Siladitya Roy Choudhuri

Head - Business Development & Project Execution

Siladitya is a mechanical engineer and a MBA. He has over 26 years of experience in business development, P&L management, project development and project management. In the past, he has managed the onsite P&L and has led the India business development team of a Fortune 300 MNC. He has also been instrumental in developing several industrial gas projects on Build-Own-Operate basis.

He specializes in managing complete project value chain (from conception to commercialization) involving developing project concept, market analysis, technology selection, land acquisition, managing statutory permits, financial feasibility, funding approval, contracting, account management, EPC oversight and commercialization of new business.

Before joining NovaAir, Siladitya headed business development for Praxair India. He has also worked with companies like Mitsui Babcock, L&T and Thermax.

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