About Us

CloudExtel – India’s first Full Stack Network as a Service (NaaS) Provider

Vision Statement- CloudExtel will lead the next paradigm shift in network deployment towards emerging technologies and models that enable our customers to deliver the most efficient augmentation of data capacity & coverage

Principles That Guide Our Business:
  • Enable our customers to deliver services to their end users at the most critical points of network stress
  • Scale as a neutral specialist offering full stack sharing to address points where self-deployment economics are not feasible
  • Drive adoption of heterogenous and multi-use networks based on principals & technologies from software and cloud platforms for combatting data consumption explosion and emerging 5G architecture

WHY CHOOSE US

CloudExtel’s focus on excellence, customer centricity & innovation have led us to build processes that are highly scalable and deliver the best services to our customers

WhyChooseUs
  • Identify customers’ challenge areas in network expansion & QoS
  • Develop and launch new services
  • Leveraging foundation in Mumbai to establish product market fit and operating economics
  • Refine best practices & systems to replicate and scale in other geographies
  • In each geography, leverage operational setup for additional new services
  • Build profitably on service standalone basis; synergies across businesses lead to scale and cost optimization rapidly
  • Yields win-win on go-to-market with telco customers
  • Reinforces trust with customers, leading to new opportunities

OUR TEAM

Mr. Kunal Bajaj

CEO & Co-Founder

22+ years of experience in the Indian Telecom, Internet & Technology space…

Mr. Tejinder Pal Singh Jaggi

Senior Vice President - Operations

25 years of work experience in Wireless and Wireline Planning, Rollout, …

Mr. Deepak Saxena

Senior Vice President – Wireline Services

Over 28 Years of experience and thought leadership in Transport Networks,…

Mr. Balkishan Chandak

Chief Financial Officer

23+ years experience in Corporate Finance, Strategic Planning, Financial Analysis,…

Mr. Rashmin Vyawahare

17+ years of experience in business strategy, product management and VC …

Mr. Rashmin Vyawahare

VP - Strategy and BIS

17+ years of experience in business strategy, product management and VC …

Mr. Yash Upadhyay

VP - Network Planning and Technology

21 years of work experience in Planning, Rollout, NOC Operations,…

Mr. Shashank Goenka

VP - Emerging Business

13+ years of experience in Key Account Management, Strategic Alliance…

Mr. Shashank Goenka

VP - Emerging Business

13+ years of experience in Key Account Management, Strategic Alliance…

OUR Board

Mr. Ashish Jalan

Promoter

4th Generation entrepreneur Set up leading process automation co based out of …

Mr. Naveen Chopra

30+ years of work experience in Telecom & FMCG Joined Hutch/ Vodafone in 2004 as …

Mr. Oliver Blackaby

30+ years of advisory experience With Rothschild for 17 years, initially focussed on …

Mr. Arjun Soota

30+ years of work experience in Banking & Corporate Sector; Advising companies on …

OUR HERITAGE

Group Overview – Hamilton and Company /Bombay Gas

A reputed business house

  • CloudExtel, is a subsidiary of Bombay Gas Company Limited (BGCL) and commenced operations in 2014.
  • BGCL, a flagship company of Hamilton & Company was formed in 1863 to engage in manufacture and supply of piped gas to the then residents of the Presidency of Bombay. BGCL laid down pipes, conduits and other works under the streets of Bombay (present day geography of South Mumbai). BGCL discontinued piped gas distribution business in mid 1980’s.
  • The growth of telecom and high demand for high-speed internet connectivity post the launch of 3G data services in India, provided an opportunity for BGCL to leverage its gas pipeline infrastructure to deploy Fibre Optic cables inside the cast-iron pipes.
  • CloudExtel, started operations in 2014 as a dark fiber leasing company in South Mumbai, however, has rapidly grown to be India’s first full stack Network as a Service (NaaS) company with presence in over 21 States and Union Territories & 180+ cities and towns.
  • CloudExtel has marquee customers such as Airtel, Vodafone Idea, Tata Communications, Tata Sky, RailTel, Power Grid Corporation of India, and strategic partnerships with leading global tech companies.
  • CloudExtel has experienced management team with a 100+ years of combined experience and track record for successful delivery.
  • Our parent group is reputed business house in India with interests in Real Estate, Engineering, Telecom and Public Market Investments.
  • Hamilton and Company is the main holding company for the group which owns the iconic “Hamilton House” in Connaught Place, New Delhi with marque tenants. The group also has commercial real estate holdings through a joint venture with one of India’s leading real estate developers.
  • In Engineering services, the Group owns S&S Power and Acrastyle Ltd based in Chennai and UK respectively, which manufacture power equipment such as Circuit Breakers, Control Relay Panels and Disconnectors. Key clients include global companies such as GE, Toshiba, Siemens, Schneider, ABB, Mitsubishi etc.
  • All Group businesses have professional management teams, experienced advisory board with leading industry professionals and strict corporate governance norms.

JOIN US

Please reach out to us at careers@bombaygas.com for
exciting opportunities to join our rapidly growing team
Mr. Kunal Bajaj
CEO & Co-Founder
  • 22+ years of experience in the Telecom, Internet & Technology space
  • Past Experiences – Partner and Director India at Analysys Mason (founder of the company acquired by AM), Advisor at TRAI, Director on the Board of One97/Paytm, previously worked at McKinsey & Co. (NY), Jio; 3x start-up
  • Education – University of Pennsylvania (Wharton & Engineering Schools); Graduated Honors with Bachelors in Computer Science, Masters in Telecommunications & Networking, Management & Finance Bachelors
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Mr. Tejinder Pal Singh Jaggi
Senior Vice President - Operations
  • 25 years of work experience in Wireless and Wireline Planning, Rollout, Operations, Automation, Transformation and Cost Optimization
  • Past Experience – Bharti Airtel, Circle CTO for Tata Docomo and Director-Fiber, Infra and Enterprise in Ericsson India Ericsson India
  • Education – BE: Electronics and Telecommunications, MBA-Systems, Certification from IIT Delhi in Project Management
  • Certifications – Certified Process Auditor, Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified TBEM Auditor (Tata business Excellence Module)
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Mr. Deepak Saxena
Senior Vice President – Wireline Services
  • Over 28 Years of experience and thought leadership in Transport Networks, especially optical communications systems with leadership stints across large Indian operators. In the most recent roles at Idea and then Vodafone Idea, engineered the optical and IP transport network for 4G/Enterprise from conceptualization to operationalization for Pan India Network. Headed the automation process of networks in building integrated NOC and initiated the movement to NFV platform. Managed Planning, Project and Operations in rolling out Pan India Optical Fiber Network.
  • Past Experience – Started career in Indian Telecomm services (ITS) from Department of Telecom (DoT), and in past worked in Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), Reliance Infocomm, Idea Cellular Ltd and Vodafone Idea Ltd.
  • Educational Qualifications – Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication and MBA in Marketing, certified business course from IIM Kolkata and Stanford University
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Mr. Balkishan Chandak
Chief Financial Officer
  • 23+ years experience in Corporate Finance, Strategic Planning, Financial Analysis, System Development, Supply Chain, Legal & Secretarial
  • Past Experience – Founder of SMART CFO Services, Country CFO & CS in ARAMARK India. Worked in various capacities in Future Group (Retail), Shoppers Stop (Retail), Goldshield International (Pharma), Coca Cola India (FMCG & Mfg.) and HINDALCO (Mfg.)
  • Education – Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, B. Com (H)
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Mr. Rashmin Vyawahare
VP - Strategy and BIS
  • 17+ years of experience in business strategy, product management and VC investments
  • Past Experience – Jio, Aircel, Reliance Capital, Cambridge Broadband Networks and Tata Communications
  • Education – Post Graduate Diploma in Wireless Telecommunications from Humber College, Toronto, Canada; University of Mumbai (Electronics)
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Mr. Yash Upadhyay
VP - Network Planning and Technology
  • 21 years of work experience in Planning, Rollout, NOC Operations, Network Transformation
  • Past Experience – Ericsson as Expert Solution Architect, Regional Head in Tata Docomo for Planning and RAN Network Operation
  • Education – Bachelor’s of Technology degree from JRN University
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Mr. Shashank Goenka
VP - Emerging Business
  • 13+ years of experience in Key Account Management, Strategic Alliance, Sales & Marketing, Product Management, Business Planning & Strategy
  • Past Experience – Jio, Sterlite, Reliance Globalcom
  • Education – MBA in International Business & Marketing from ITM (Mumbai), EDHEC (France) and ESSCA (Hungary)
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Mr. Ashish Jalan
Promoter
  • 4th Generation entrepreneur
  • Set up leading process automation co based out of Calcutta
  • Acquired and runs an Electrical businesses in Chennai and in the UK
  • Acquired from the TVS Group, turned around and sold a Railway Signalling Business
  • Founded the telecom business using the groups redundant assets
  • All businesses run with high corporate governance and no external debt
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Mr. Naveen Chopra
  • 30+ years of work experience in Telecom & FMCG
  • Joined Hutch/ Vodafone in 2004 as CMO and then was the Business Head of the largest circle (Mumbai) while also overseeing Rajasthan; post Vodafone acquisition of Hutch was instrumental in establishing VF’s Enterprise Business in India – drove it to become a US$ 1Bn business in 5 years
  • Was COO of the company for 2 years till the company announced its merger with Idea in 2017
  • Exec Committee Member of Vodafone India, and Global Senior Leadership Team of Vodafone Group
  • Prior to Vodafone worked at Britannia Industries in various roles in Sales and Marketing for 16 years. His last role was Head of Marketing for the core Bakery business
  • Worked with TPG as Senior Advisor, and currently on the Advisory Board of mid sized companies
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Mr. Oliver Blackaby
  • 30+ years of advisory experience
  • With Rothschild for 17 years, initially focussed on acquisitions, privatisations and restructuring across the globe, then setting up Rothschild’s India business and establishing mid-market PEH coverage in London
  • Range of independent advisory roles include: advised Bennett Coleman on their acquisition and operation of Virgin Radio, operating partner of Advent International’s India business, and advisor to L&T Infrastructure Finance; Crown Commercial Lead in UK Govt Cabinet Office
  • Non-Exec roles include: Absolute Radio, Acrastyle, NHS Professionals (UK Gov’t-owned company)
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Mr. Arjun Soota
  • 30+ years of work experience in Banking & Corporate Sector; Advising companies on business and financial strategy, business development, corporate finance and fund raising
  • Focus on Telecom Media and Technology sectors for 15+ years – Deal origination and execution across a broad range of products and markets
  • Led multi-product, multi-cultural teams in origination and execution of transactions, working extensively in developed and emerging markets in Asia and Africa
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