Rustam founded Boond in 2010 with his own money and investment from the Center for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad. He is an MBA from INSEAD Business School (France) and MS from University of California, Irvine. Rustam has over 15 years of experience in consulting (with Deloitte Consulting in US) and banking (Standard Chartered Bank in Singapore). Rustam now resides in Canada and engages with the energy sector as an investor and educator. He is the Associate Director of the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) at Johns Hopkins University and an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia in Canada. Rustam supports Boond on its strategy and international expansion plans and supports the energy access vertical through his expertise and experience.
Ankit has over 15 years of hands on experience in the Indian solar sector and worked for most of the present market leaders before joining Boond in 2018. He has developed and managed more than 300MWs of installed solar power during his career and is considered a technology and market leader among his peers.
He is a post graduate from TERI University and a certified project manager from London Academy of Professional Education & Research. A results-oriented and strategic individual, Ankit is a creative thinker and technology expert who is focused on project development, marketing and sales. He has a versatile background in a wide range of functional roles and a formidable network among the manufacturers, distributors, financiers and developers. Ankit has worked cross-functional and international teams and leads the company’s utility, rooftop and engineering verticals.
Kunal is a Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years of experience and a post-graduation in renewable energy, from TERI. Prior to Boond, Kunal was the COO of one of India’s oldest mini grid companies and he brings with himself rich and diversified experience on ground expertise in rural off grid projects, livelihood supply chains and distributed solar power plants. He has diverse experience in operations and project management and leads Boond’s rural energy access business vertical.
Kunal is an expert in mini/micro grids and has implemented nearly 50 mini-grids during his career. A keen communicator with strong interpersonal skills, Kunal is passionate to help and serve the under-served community.
Ranadip is a commerce graduate with 12 years of experience in operations and operation management. He has a diversified experience of various sectors, such as, Industrial adhesive, Flexible Packaging, Tea Estate, Ink manufacturing etc. He has rendered his services in Indian as well as Bangladesh market.
He has great ability to handle any adverse situation and maintain a good business relationship with customers as well as vendors.
He is passionate and expert in his field and easily moulds himself as per the demand of the situation and is a go-getter. He is a person on whom one can fully rely upon, as he takes the responsibility and delivers, with great precision and passion.