Our Executive Team

S.N. Dinesh Kumar

Chairman & MD


Prior to founding SootLess, Mr. Dinesh Kumar held an executive position at Terra-Gen Power where he was part of the team that built the largest wind project in North America and was leading the development of large-scale advanced grid storage projects, hybrid solar-storage projects, and grid transmission projects. Dinesh holds a B.E. from University of Madras, India; an M.S. from Arizona State University, Tempe, USA; an M.B.A from Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA; and an M.B.A from Queen's University, Kingston, Canada. He has over 16 years of experience in the energy sector that spans various specialities - power system modelling and simulation; advanced real-time grid monitoring tools; design of nodal electric energy markets; oversight of real-time engineering support for grid operations; energy regulatory policies; development of grid transmission system; and development of independent power projects for renewable energy and advanced grid storage technologies.

N. Chitra

Director

Ms. Chitra has built her expertise leading Fortune 500 companies embrace advanced cloud computing technologies. She has led the deployment of cloud computing platforms for companies in varied sectors - Pharmaceutical, Insurance, Automobile, Aviation, Telecom, to state a few - and now brings her expertise to the renewable energy sector. Chitra holds a B.Tech. in Information Technology from University of Madras, India; an M.S. in Computer Science from Ohio University, USA; is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades. She has over 14 years of experience in development and deployment of cloud computing technologies and has managed global teams.

Dr. K. Natarajan

Board Advisor

Dr. K. Natarajan is a veteran of Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB), with 45+ years of experience in surveying, design, installation, testing, and commissioning of electrical infrastructure up to 230 kV systems (LT to EHT systems). More recently, he has been in the business as a licensed A-Grade Electrical Contractor and has commissioned numerous electrical installations for LT/HT commercial and industrial customers, including arrangement of required regulatory and statutory approvals, and long-term maintenance activities. Dr. Natarajan has also performed maintenance works for Wind Generation projects in Tamil Nadu. He holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering, an M.B.A. and a Ph.D.

Er. T. Arumugasundaram

Board Advisor

Er. T. Arumugasundaram is an international energy industry expert with over 45 years of experience in engineering and design of EHV transformers; manufacturing materials management, cost reduction, vendor management, and ISO standards implementation for manufacturing; procurement and relocation of large power plants, including regulatory clearances, export/import coordination and inventory management; and managed procurement, supply chain, cost reduction via six sigma implementation. Most recently, Er. Arumugasundaram was the head of procurement and stores at Adani Group's coal mine in Indonesia. He holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering.