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Nihal Kulkarni


Nihal has industry experience in finance, investments, capital allocation, operations, and strategy. He began his career in senior management as Vice President at Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited from early 2005 until October 2010.

This was followed by his first stint as Managing Director of Kirloskar Industries Limited (KIL) in October 2010. He took over as the Managing Director of Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL) in January 2012. At KOEL, Nihal’s focus was the transformation of the business from a family-run organization to a professionally managed business.

He was instrumental in hiring professionals in top management positions, setting strategy, managing operations, and capital allocation. In 2014, Nihal was selected by The Economic Times as one of the top 40 CEOs in India under the age of 40. Nihal founded Kloudq in 2013 and has been involved in the company since its inception.

Nihal is an A.B. in Economics from Brown University, USA


Rajesh Phadke

Co-founder and Managing Director

A seasoned entrepreneur with more than 15 years of solid experience in business management and consulting, Rajesh is a Chartered Accountant and has profound expertise in driving customer acquisitions, engagements, operations and key strategies across B2B and B2C environments.

As a Managing Director, Rajesh is responsible for key strategic initiatives at Kloudq and oversees marketing, sales and operations of the company.

Outside of Kloudq, Rajesh enjoys listening to music in any form and playing tabla. A fitness buff at heart, he loves working out and also plays Taekwondo.


Aditya Paranjape

Chief Operating Officer

Aditya joined us in the year 2017. Prior to Kloudq, he was heading the Kirloskar Generator Technologies business for Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited and was instrumental in implementing the IOT roadmap for KOEL Green Gensets. Aditya has over a decade of experience and has worked with L&T and IBM in the past.

At Kloudq, Aditya heads our IoT operations and plays a vital role in helping our customers build their IoT roadmap smoothly.

An Electrical Engineer from Mumbai University and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Aditya is also a recipient of the IIM A Gold medal for scholastic performance.

Outside of Kloudq, Aditya is an avid reader and enjoys reading fiction, listening to western music and watching movies.


Vikas Mahajan

Chief Technology Officer

Vikas is contributing as the CTO and heading the services business at Kloudq. He takes care of the IT operations, development & dissemination of technology for internal & external customers to help improve the role of technology. He is a resident entrepreneur at Kloudq, having lead a Cloud Integration and Infosec Services company, Seculibrium, earlier.

At the start of his career, he served Jopasana Software, KPIT Cummins & other mid-size services companies, predominately in systems, security and SDLC Administration. Technology-led innovation is his hobby, him being a research assistant for a few national-level initiatives in IoT, Education & Security.


Rashmi Adsule

Vice President, Human Resource Management

As a Strategic HR and head of HR Sub-BU, Rashmi’s role is to support the business by designing and implementing strategic human resource management and development plans in line with organization’s values.

Her primary responsibilities are creating an encouraging work environment, customer-centric workforce, progressive and effective leadership, high-performing teams through different OD strategies and effective change management mechanisms. Before getting into consulting, she worked with a few mid-size organizations and MNCs like Infosys, ITAD and Cambridge Solutions.

In her last stint, she worked as a Senior Business Consultant with MindSpeak Consultants and was heading their Ops – Consulting and Training Division. She is a DiSC certified Soft Skills and Behavioural Trainer and AVLI certified HRM trainer with more than eight years of experience in corporate training. In her free time, Rashmi pursues dancing, having learnt Kathak and Latin dancing.


Anshoo Gaur

BOD @ Kloudq

Anshoo Gaur is CEO and founder of Praavega Systems, India’s first start-up Incubator. Till July 2016 Anshoo was the President and MD of Amdocs Ltd. India (NASDAQ: DOX), and a member of the Amdocs’ Global Management. Prior to joining Amdocs, he has held a variety of leadership roles at EDS/Mphasis and Sabre Inc.

Anshoo is the winner of several awards including Bloomberg-UTV CXO IT MNC Business leaders of the year Award 2010. He is a regular speaker at various industry forums, organizations and educational institutes and a founding curator of World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers Community hub in Pune, India. Anshoo is also actively involved with NASSCOM, CII, IMA, PMA and SEAP Pune. At Kloudq, Anshoo plays an advisory role as a Director on the board of the company.

Anshoo holds a Master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India.

A realist to the core, Anshoo believes in building a fact-driven, transparent, objective and scientific culture to drive innovation.


Makarand Gadre

BOD @ Kloudq

Mr. Makarand Gadre has 33+ years of extensive experience in Software Design, Architecture and Engineering. Prior to Kloudq, he has worked with Microsoft and has a rich experience in development of Word 2.0 (Windows 3.1), Excel 95 to Excel 2007 and various other Office products. He has also worked with Persistent Systems Limited as Associate Vice President – Engineering Excellence and he is Founder Partner of Place factor, LLC since April 2012 till present.