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Munjal Rangwala | CEO - Harsha Abakus Solar

Munjal has several years of solar industry experience and was instrumental in setting up the joint venture. He is a Director of Harsha Engineers and CEO of Harsha Abakus solar. Munjal did his Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and holds BE in Mechanical Engineering.

He worked at a global management-consulting firm Accenture for more than 5 years in Supply Chain Strategy group. His areas of expertise include green supply chain, product life cycle management and innovation management. After Joining Harsha Engineers as a Director, he has concentrated on developing several solar offerings for the group and successfully diversified the group in solar PV sector.

Vijesh Lobo | Vice President – Harsha Abakus Solar

With an experience of more than 12 years in solar industry, Vijesh's business development strategies are known to enhance business and financial objectives of companies in India and abroad. An MBA from Wigan & Leigh UK, Vijesh has developed the Solar Energy Business for companies like AEGPS, Shell Solar, Suntechnics (Conergy).

Some of his key achievements are increasing AEGPS SBU's business in India up to 80% companies revenue for 2011.And also,developed the Solar Energy Business from scratch to revenue of more than 225% increase in revenue for the year.Besides,he has also developed the complete turnkey Container Solutions in India with 500KW & 1MW Stations for the offering to Indian Market –MW Container Solutionswith local development & manufacturing.He has also developed micro finance scheme for the rural customers under the UNDEP– Program for Shell Solar.

Pradeep C A | Sr. General Manager – Harsha Abakus Solar

A Mechanical Engineer with 17 years of experience in Leadership roles across verticals, Pradeep is a multitalented and multifunctional professional with international exposure. He has a proven track record in successful managing projects, which comprise Power (IPP & CPP), Institutions, Infrastructure, SEZs and also Marine & Offshore.

Prior to joining HASPL, Pradeep has worked with various companies like TATA BP SOLAR, Rashmi Industries, Conergy( India ) and HHV Solar.

Besides his leadership qualities, Pradeep is also know for innovative and Strategic inputs, his comfort with global cross cultural teams, and ability to quickly adapt to varied and challenging business environments.


Board of Directors

Munjal Rangwala | CEO - Harsha Abakus Solar

Munjal has several years of solar industry experience and was instrumental in setting up the joint venture. He is a Director of Harsha Engineers and CEO of Harsha Abakus solar. Munjal did his Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M University and holds BE in Mechanical Engineering.

He worked at a global management-consulting firm Accenture for more than 5 years in Supply Chain Strategy group. His areas of expertise include green supply chain, product life cycle management and innovation management. After Joining Harsha Engineers as a Director, he has concentrated on developing several solar offerings for the group and successfully diversified the group in solar PV sector.

Thomas Sandner | CEO - Abakus Solar

Following an apprenticeship as electronics specialist for electrical energy equipment at Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft Thomas Sandner commenced his studies of electrical engineering in which he obtained a Bachelor's degree (Vordiplom) at the University of Duisburg (Universitat Gesamthochschule Duisburg) and a Master's degree (Diplom) at the University of Aachen (RWTH Aachen), followed by an education as energy consultant. In 1995 he co-founded abakus and has since been one of its managing directors.

Thomas has developed abakus' BIPV business and has driven the company's expansion into the Asian markets. He is an officially appointed expert for solar power plants and author of the book "Grid Connected Photovoltaic Power Plants" ("Netzgekoppelte Photovoltaikanlagen", de-Fachbuchreihe Huthig & Plaum Verlag, 2. Auflage). As of September 1, 2007, Thomas Sandner is Chief Executive Officer of abakus solar AG. His department comprises the tasks company strategy, coordinating the board member activities as well as the individual business departments, communication with the supervisory board, shareholder relations, marketing and public relations.

Harish Rangwala | Board of Director

Harish Rangwala completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from L. E. Engineering College, Morbi and then worked for 6 years with Tata Chemicals, Mithapur as a Workshop Engineer. He Joined hands with Rajendra Shah as an entrepreneur undertaking assignment on job work basis for small tools and engineering components. This effort, though on a small scale, gave useful entrepreneurial insight into running a small engineering firm.

In 1972, they started a small unit in Odhav, Ahmedabad, which set the pace by acquiring a prestigious order from Metal Box for the manufacture of Taper Roller Bearing Cages for SNR France. In a short span of thirty eight years, Rajendra Shah and Harish Rangwala have made a humble but sincere effort come good. Harsha Engineers Limited is a TS 16949 : 2002 certified company. It has in its customer list the world’s leading manufacturers of bearings. Today, Harsha Engineers Limited is a 64 million dollar company.

Harish Rangwala spares his time for Lenco Alumini Association, as an inspiring president for his ALMA MATER – L. E. College, Morbi.

Rajendra Shah | Board of Director

A Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from L. E. Engineering College, Morbi, Rajendra Shah is a simple family man with big beliefs in work and spiritual enrichment. It’s why with just two years work experience, he ventured into a partnership with Harish Rangwala by starting a small unit in 1972, which today is renowned globally. Harsha Engineers Limited is a TS 16949 : 2002 certified company. It has in its customer list the world’s leading manufacturers of bearings. Today, Harsha Engineers Limited is a 64 million dollar company.

Rajendra Shah has also been awarded “Best Entrepreneur – 2001” by the Ahmedabad Management Association, Ahmedabad. Besides being a strong businessman, he’s also a humble person who believes in giving contribution to the society. He manages AASTHA, The Society for Welfare of Mentally Retarded – a center dedicated to enrich the lives of mentally challenged children through devotion of time and other resources.

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