The AirJaldi Team. Different backgrounds, joint mission: providing meaningful connectivity and services

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Seema M

Technical Team Member

Seema M

I was born and brought up in a remote village named Bishunpur which comes under Khunti District Jharkhand. I have done my high Schooling at St. Anne’s Girls' High School Torpa then I moved to Ranchi for my further studies. I am a graduate and hold a degree of Bachelor in Information Technology. Overall, I have worked in three different companies in Bangalore. Over time being I realized to do something for those places where I was belonging. So I grabbed this opportunity in AirJaldi on Nov-2021 and my journey starts from here to become the part of Team. My designation is Junior Technical Executive and I have a keen interest to know about technology and exploring more in this.

Rakesh Pathania

Regional Head, Jharkhand, Bihar & West Bengal

Rakesh Pathania

I was born in a village named Dharamkot in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. I completed my Xth grade in 2002 from Government Senior Secondary School, Forsyth Ganj, and 12th in Humanities from the same school. I earned a Bachelor’s degree from HP University in 2007 and then completed a two-month course in IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software from AirJaldi Network Academy. In May 2008, I joined AirJaldi as a deployment team member and spent 6 months in Dharamshala, Kangra Network. I was then posted to Garhwal (Dehradun) Network as a Network Manager. Presently, since 2017, I have been working as the Regional Head of the Jharkhand Network. My hobbies are trekking and hiking in the mountains with friends to discover the beauty of nature. I love to visit new places. Presently, I am a married man with two kids who are my biggest strength and weakness.

Ravi Pathania

Head, Cable Partnership & Operation

Ravi Pathania

I am a local resident of Naddi Village, Dharamshala. I was born and brought up here and did my schooling from Government Senior Secondary School, Forsyth Ganj, and college from Government Degree College Dharamshala. In 2011 I joined the Wireless 108 course offered by AirJaldi and after completing the course I joined AirJaldi. I work as a Deployment team member in Dharamshala network but at times I have been to the different networks located in different states of India when needed by company. Now my job is to visit new places and build new networks so that we can reach more and more people and connect them to the Internet.

Alok Gupta

Co-Founder, Director

Alok Gupta

I am a Delhi-based serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of rich and varied entrepreneurial and management experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. I hold an MA in Management and a BE degree in Electronics. I am a frequent speaker on issues of e-Governance, cybersecurity, next-generation networks, and rural broadband at various events, workshops, and forums in India and internationally. As a past member of the National Committee on Information Technology for Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), I advise the Indian Government and private enterprises on ways of leveraging ICT to increase competitiveness and growth in the local and global markets. I am driving a sustainable and responsible growth agenda for AirJaldi.

Manoj Bhardwaj

Regional Head, Uttarakhand

Manoj Bhardwaj

I was born in a village named Ghera it is located near Kareri village on the foothills of Dhauladhar, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. I have done my schooling from Government Senior Secondary School Kareri affiliated with H.P Board. And I have done my graduation from Government Degree Collage Dharamshala. I did one-year diploma in Computer Application in both hardware and software. In 2012 I joined an IT Essentials course called “Wireless 108” from AirJaldi Network Academy and I Joined AirJaldi in 2013 as a deployment team member. After working 2 years as Deployment team I was than posted as the Network head of Kumaon region in Nainital, Uttarakhand. I worked 4 years as a Network head and presently I have been working as the Regional head of the Uttarakhand since 2019.  I love reading books, learning new things, I love to go on trekking and hiking in the mountain, I like to discover the beauty of Mother Nature.

Uttam Chand

Customer Support Executive

Uttam Chand

I am from Village Gattri, in Kangra, H.P. I passed my graduation from Govt degree college Dharamshala in the year 2008. I did a one-year diploma in computer hardware and networking. My hobbies are playing cricket, listening to good music and making new friends. l have joined AirJaldi in February 2015. Here in AirJaldi, there is full freedom to learn and express. I am very happy to join AirJaldi. It's been 6 years now, in the same company and profession, So I can proudly say that I love my job. I am at peace with the atmosphere, the company has to offer and will always do more on my part to make it a success.

Asha Kumari

State Head, Kalimpong

Asha Kumari

I am from Sahibganj, Jharkhand. I completed my matriculation in 2007 from my home town Sahibganj after finishing my schooling. I completed one-year computer course (CPC-Complete Package course) and also Intermediate in 2009 from Sahibganj. After that, I completed my B.Tech course with Electronics and Communication from RTC Institute Of Technology Anandi Ormanjhi, Ranchi in 2013. During my B. Tech studies, I finished PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) course from Venture Institute of Technology, Ranchi. After completing B. Tech, I joined AirJaldi Network Academy in September 2013 and was recruited as a Deployment team member in December 2013. I am currently working in the Sahib Ganj Network as the Network head.

Rajneesh Singh

Customer Support Executive

Rajneesh Singh

I am from Village Panjlehar P.O sakoh. I did my schooling at Govt Sen Sec School Sakoh. After completing my school I did graduation from IEC university HP. I did one year course on Tally and three months IT tool in GSS Dharamshala. And also the one-year basic computer in Excel Net. I worked in ONGC Mumbai for one year. After that, I did a job in Reliance Competent for the outbound process for six months. Now I am working in Airjaldi Rural Broadband Pvt. Ltd as a customer care executive. My profile defines me to support and care for our customer's queries and approaches. Airjaldi has given me a loving and growing platform. I love to play outdoor games in my free time and singing is my secondary hobby.

Chokey Ginguld

Human Resource Manager

Chokey Ginguld

I was born and raised in Dharamshala, where I attended the TCV School. I graduated with a BA from Stella Maris College, Chennai, and returned to TCV where I taught for a year. In 1997, I joined the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) where I worked for six and a half years as the human rights officer for UN Affairs. In 2003 I left TCHRD to pursue an MA in International Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. After obtaining my MA degree I worked as a Development Director for Students for a Free Tibet in New York, Special Assistant to the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas, Program Coordinator for Israeli Friends of the Tibetan People, and General Secretary of the Tibetan Youth Congress. I speak, read and write three languages (Tibetan, Hindi, and English) and I love listening to old Hindi songs. I currently live in Dharamshala with my husband and two sons.

Tenzin Gompo

National Head, Networks

Tenzin Gompo

I grew up in the hills of Manali, Dalhousie, and Mussoorie. I graduated with a B.Com degree from Delhi University. He completed computer courses in A+, N+, MCSC, RedHat, and basic CCNA. Gompo is also a Cisco certified Trainer for IT Essentials 1 & 2. I joined AirJaldi in September 2006 as a trainer for the AirJaldi Network Academy. He trained 7 batches of students. He began working on deployments and has taken on increasing responsibilities since 2009. I am now Head Networks & Sysadmin and also work on planning and designing AirJaldi’s newer networks Responsibilities are to oversee all the Networks in India.

Sandeep Kumar Sharma

National Accountant- Finance & Inventory

Sandeep Kumar Sharma

I am a B. Com Graduate and having more than 12 years of experience in the field of Accountancy and Internal Audit. I grew up in Jalandhar City and did my senior secondary education from PSEB. I Joined Airjaldi in Feb 2018 in New Delhi as an Accounts Officer. I am a team member of Accounts and Finance department of the Company. My responsibility is related to Internal Audit, Statutory Compliance, Accounts Finalization, and making system/SOPs for accounts and finance-related work and reporting.

Ajay Kumar

Customer Support Executive

Ajay Kumar

Ajay Kumar

Rajiv Kumar

Accounts Officer

Rajiv Kumar

I grew up in Delhi itself. I completed my graduation commerce, B. Com (Hons) from Delhi University. I am having more than 8 years of experience in the field of Accounts. I joined “Airjaldi” as an Accounts officer in June 2019. Here my responsibilities are to utilize the raw data of collection form all the network into the organized financial accounting information as per compliance of laws. My last company was “The Oberoi Sukhvilas Spa Resorts, New Chandigarh” commonly known as “The Oberoi Hotel”, where I worked as a Finance supervisor. I like to listen to music, watching movies & also like to travel."

Sonam Kumar

Technical Team Member

Sonam Kumar

I was born in a village named Gattri in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. My primary and secondary education was from the local institute, Government Senior Secondary School Forsythganj. I also undertook a computer Diploma CPAF from the Institute of ICFC Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. I joined AirJaldi in 2015 after I completed the one-month training in Networking and subsequent 3 months internship. I like learning new things and studying. I worked as a Deployment team member in the Kangra network for 5 months and then I was transferred to the Manali Network for 3 months. At present, I am back at the Kangra Network. I am a very hard-working person and like to enjoy every moment of my life.

Abhishek Bhardwaj

Head Inventory & Stock

Abhishek Bhardwaj

I am a local resident of Chandmari Village, Dharamshala. I was born and brought up here and did my schooling from Government Senior Secondary School, Forsyth Ganj, and college from Government Degree College Dharamshala. I have done DCA/DTP ( Diploma in Computer Application and Diploma in Display Publication) from NIELIT ( National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology), and a One-year Diploma course in Professional Accountant. In June 2016 I joined the Wireless 108 course offered by AirJaldi and after completing the course I joined AirJaldi. I worked as a Customer Care Executive in AirJaldi Customer care and was later posted as National Inventory and Stock incharge.

Monika Sharma

Customer Support Executive

Monika Sharma

I am a local resident of Village khaniyara, Dharamshala. I have done my schooling from Govt Sr. Sec. School Fatehpur Nurpur 2009. My Hobbies are traveling and to Explore new places. I also love to make new friends and interact with new people. I did my Graduation with a Bachelor OF Arts (B.A) Form Vinayaka Mission University. I did 1-year computer application course from IGCSM New Delhi. Then I have applied to Airjaldi Rural Broadband Pvt LTD in October 2017 joined as Customer Care An executive at Support team Dharamshala. For the last 4years, I am working in the customer care department.

Mukesh Mahto

Technical Team Member

Mukesh Mahto

I am from Jargo, Purulia, West Bengal. I completed my matriculation in 2010 from Ananda Marga High School. I completed Intermediate schooling in 2012 at RTC Inter College. Then I completed my B.Tech course in Computer Science and Engineering from RTC Institute of Technology, Anandi, Ormanjhi, Ranchi in 2016. After completing B.Tech, I joined AirJaldi in September 2016 and was recruited as a Deployment team member in October 2016 at Garhwal Network. Then I was promoted for AirJaldi XWF Technical & State technical which I have spent two years with designation State Technical at Uttarakhand Networks. Then I was posted at Dharamshala as a National Technical. After being there for one year, Then I got transferred to Ranchi Jharkhand. And presently, since 2019 I have been working here with the designation AirJaldi National Technical & Regional Technical Head.

Manoj Arora

Co-Founder, Director

Manoj Arora

I am a Delhi-based law practice Professional and the co-owner of the legal firm Arora Mehra & Associates (AMA). I am a law graduate with over 30 years of work experience at the bar. I had earlier graduated from Hindu College, Delhi University at Delhi. I specializes in corporate structuring and corporate laws and taxation. I was formerly the Counsel for the Revenue Service in the Supreme Court of India and a member of the Board of Directors of Honda Siel Power products LtdIndia. I have been involved with AirJaldi since its early days and am overseeing the legal aspects of our work while helping to drive AirJaldi’s growth and diversification agenda and managing the corporate finance for the Company .

Suraj Kumar

Customer Support Executive

Suraj Kumar

I am a local resident of Village Chandmari, Dharamshala. I have done my schooling from Govt Sr. Sec. School Forsythganj 2011. Then I did a three-year diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Govt Polytechnic Kangra in the year 2014. I have applied to Airjaldi Rural Broadband Pvt LTD in September 2016 and after one month of training joined as Customer Care Executive at Support team Dharamshala From October 2016. For the last 5 years, I am working as a customer care agent. We are 7 Family members. My Grandmother, Father, Mother and three Sisters. My hobbies are listening folk music and playing cricket. I believe in success through dedication and work hard. I love to work with Airjaldi as I have the freedom to learn anything new.

Simran Pathania

Customer Support Executive

Simran Pathania

I am a local resident of village Naddi, Dharamsala. My hobbies include learning about human bodies, listening to music, and many more. EDUCATION I have done my primary schooling at Neugal Public Senior Secondary school ANDRETTA and Aadarshila School Dehan and my secondary education from GSSS Forsythganj. EXPERINCE I joined Airjaldi on 15 July 2021, I am a Junior Customer care agent. Before that, I was in college doing my B.sc in zoology major in Dharamsala Collage . I have passed my 1st year this year Now i am pursuing my B.sc through private university Indra Gandhi National University.

Parsad Thapa

Customer Support Executive

Parsad Thapa

I am from Totarani Dharamshala Cantt. I did my Schooling from K.V Dharamshala Cantt after that I did my Senior Secondary level from Govt. Sen Sec Forsyathganj in 2009. I have completed my Graduation from Govt. College Dharamsala in 2013. After that, I did One-year PGDCA from JIMT in 2015. I have one year of experience in the International Call Center from RH International New Delhi. After working as an intern in AirJaldi for quite sometime, currently, I am a full time employee of the Customer Support Department in AirJaldi. I love the place, the people, my job and the aura of my workplace. I try to help the customers as much as I can and strive to never let them down.

Sachin Sharma

Technical Team Member

Sachin Sharma

Originally born in Palampur, my family shifted to Dharamshala ten years ago so I did my basic studies at Dharamshala, Gurukul Senior Secondary School. I am interested in the computer and networking field. After my school, I completed a Bachelor of Science in IT and NIIT from Palampur. In 2014, I took the Airjaldi 108 Wireless Networking Course. After the completion of the course, I got the opportunity to work with the team of AirJaldi. My interests and love for computers bore fruit when after serving as a deployment, I was appointed as a member of the technical team of AirJaldi. I find happiness in solving technical glitches and make sure to improve the software problems as well. Music makes me happy in my solo time.

Thupten Norbu

Customer Support Executive

Thupten Norbu

I was born and brought up in Mandi. I did my schooling from Tibetan school at Sunder Nagar, District Mandi. In 2014, I worked for UMA Ling technical solutions as Backend work (Data entry) which is located at T.C.V Handicrafts. I joined AirJaldi Network as a Customer Care Executive. With the support of AirJaldi Company, I was able to get a good opportunity to stand on my own feet for the first time in my life. I always work hard to prove myself and make my company proud of me. I am a happy-go-lucky person and always create a loving atmosphere, wherever I go. My hobbies are traveling, hiking and more. I have a good taste in music as well. In 5 years I have learn so many things in AirJaldi and made new family members in customer care. I am happy to work in customer care. Talking about my hobbies, I love swimming, Playing Basketball and (Pubg), I love to learn about new technologies.

Ravinder Kumar

State Head, Sikkim

Ravinder Kumar

I was born in a beautiful Village named Naddi in District Kangra Himachal Pradesh. I have done my schooling from Bhagsu model public school Khaniyara and government senior secondary school Forsyth Ganj. After my schooling, I did my Hardware and Networking diploma from Techvantane institute Dharamshala. I have applied for the training program conducted by Airjaldi and I was selected for the Airjaldi wireless training 108. After completing the training I got selected in AirJaldi. I started working with Airjaldi as a Deployment team member in Dharamshala, after one month I was transferred to the Garhwal Network (Uttarakhand ) in 2016.during the AirJaldi Collaboration with Facebook for the ExpressWiFI project. I have worked on this project as a core team for link survey and Deployments of Relays and Hotspot, etc. after that, I was promoted and transferred to Tehri Network as a Network head I spend there almost 1.5 years. after the build grow up the Tehri Network. I was promoted and transferred to Maharashtra as west Zone Deployment Head. during the AirJaldi Collaboration with Microsoft, I have made the new network in MP & MH zone. Now I am working in an Airjaldi as a west Zone Deployment Head. I am grateful to Airjaldi for giving me this opportunity.

Onkar Singh

Customer Support Executive

Onkar Singh

I am from Naddi Village in Dharamshala. I completed my studies at Senior Secondary School Forsyth Ganj. After completing school, I started work as a trekking guide for one year and then joined a cyber café in Mcleod Ganj where I worked for six years. In October 2011, I joined AirJaldi starting with two months in Dharamshala Network as a deployment team. I started as a deployment member in Nainital where I worked for seven months after which I was transferred to Jharkhand Network and then to Garhwal Network. After eight months in Garhwal, I was promoted as a manager of Kumaon Network where I was for two and a half years ago. Currently, I am the customer support executive in AirJaldi.

Aakash Kumar

Customer Support Executive

Aakash Kumar

I was born and brought up in the beautiful hills of Dharamshala. My Hobbies are traveling and exploring new places. I also love to make new friends and interact with new people. I am blessed to have caring parents. I have completed my secondary education from Govt Boys Senior Secondary School Dharamshala. I did my Graduation in Management (BBA) from Govt Post Graduate College Dharamshala. I did 1-year computer application course from IGCSM New Delhi. I have six months of working experience in sales at Bandhan Bank Dharamshala. I joined Airjaldi in 2019. Now I am in head office Dharamsala as CCE (Customer Care Executive). I love my job because I interact with new people daily and resolve their issues. Airjaldi is like my second family.

Madan Lal

Regional Head, Himachal Pradesh

Madan Lal

I was born in village Rakkar, in district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. After finishing my 12th from the National Institute of Open Schooling I worked in an NGO Jagori Grameen. In Dec’2010 I attended AirJaldi’s Wireless 108 training and joined the AirJaldi team. I spent 2 months in the Dharamshala network as a deployment team member and then posted to the Nainital network in Uttarakhand. I managed the Nainital network for 3 years, the Thanjavur network for one year in Tamilnadu, and worked as the Regional head of Uttarakhand for 3 years. Currently, I am based in Dharamshala and working as regional head of Himachal Pradesh. I love to spend time with nature, listening to music, Yoga, meditation, and learning new things on the internet.

Yonten Gyatso

Head, Customer Support

Yonten Gyatso

I was brought up in India. I studied in TCV school for my primary and secondary education under the board of CBSE. I have completed O & A level from DOEACC Centre Dehradun and I have done networking and CCNA course from JetKing, South Ex Delhi. I have completed my Bachelor's Degree too. I also have two years of experience in BPO. I joined Airjaldi in 2013. After a year in AirJaldi, I got transferred to Bylakuppe for a new network operation and served as network Manager for 2 years. Now I m in head office Dharamsala as head of AirJaldi Customer Care Department. I gave training for 6 new batches since mid of 2016. I do "link plannings" for new networks or projects. I love playing Basketball and football. Reading motivational books is one of my favourite leisure activities.

Jim Forster

Co-Founder and Chairman

Jim Forster

I am passionate about extending the Internet. I started at Cisco when it was quite small and spent 20 years there in IOS Software Development and System Architecture, and becoming a Distinguished Engineer. While at Cisco I started working on projects and policies to improve Internet access in developing countries by speaking at conferences, such as TEDGlobal in Tanzania, and working with the US State Department. Now I am engaged in both for-profit and non-profit efforts to extend communications in Africa and India. I serve on several Board of Directors, and am an Angel investor in US and international projects, including Medcommons in the US, Esoko Networks in Ghana. My vision and drive resulted in the formation of AirJaldi Networks.

Raju Thapa

Stocks & Inventory

Raju Thapa

I am born and raised in Dharamshala. Presently I work as an Account Assistant with Rural Broadband Pvt. Ltd. I have done my Post graduation in Commerce from Govt. Degree College Dharamshala. Previously I have experience in a Construction Company name Level 9 Biz. Pvt.Ltd for 2 Years as an Accounts Executive. But now since Dec.2019, I have worked in Rural Broadband Pvt. Ltd. and am happy to gain some sort of knowledge regarding Broadband (ISP). The company has a good future and growth scope for me in my profile. I was a cricket player in my college days so my hobby is playing cricket as usual but listening to melodious music is one of my interests.

Ankush Thapa

Accountant

Ankush Thapa

I am from Baijnath and my birthplace is in Chadiyar. I have completed my B.com from M.C.M DAV Kangra and M.com ICDEOL Himachal Pradesh Shimla University and also, I have a One-year diploma in tally and computer sciences. I am currently working in Rural Broadband PVT. Ltd as an Accounts Executive. Before I joined Rural Broadband PVT. I was working for Kuldeep enterprises private limited and for three and half years as Accounts Executive. I have joined Rural Broadband PVT. Ltd 24 June 2019 as an Accounts Executive and working two Network Kangra & Dharamshala. I am very happy to join Rural Broadband PVT. Ltd (Airjaldi ISP) because I learned very knowledgeable things after joining Airjaldi (ISP).

Mumtaz Alam

Regional Head, Maharastra & Madhya pradesh

Mumtaz Alam

I am from a little village in Kulhi Putridih district Ramgarh, Jharkhand. I completed my matriculation from my hometown Government Senior Secondary High School Ormanjhi Ranchi, Jharkhand and Intermediate from Ranchi College Ranchi, After finish my schooling, I completed I.T.I and Diploma course with mechanical branch in 2011. Following that for one year I did apprentice course from Maha Laxmi Fiber Industrial Pvt. Ltd Ormanjhi in Ranchi. In May 2013 I attended AirJaldi Network Academy. By July I was hired as a deployment team member. I worked in our Jharkhand Network and currently I am regional head of Maharashtra. My hobbies include playing football and cricket and going to the GYM.

Michael Ginguld

Co-founder, Director, Strategy and Operations

Michael Ginguld

I was born and raised in Kibbutz Kissufim in Israel, and have close to 30 years of experience working in development projects in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, and Israel. I worked in the non-profit and for-profit sectors with grassroots organizations, local and international NGOs and commercial enterprises. I lived and worked in Dharamshala in 1998-2002 and returned to India in the beginning of 2007 as a co-founder of AirJaldi. I hold a B.Sc. in Ag. Econ. from the Hebrew U., Jerusalem, Israel, an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, the Hague, the Netherlands, and an MA in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. I am based in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Seema M

Technical Team Member

Seema M

I was born and brought up in a remote village named Bishunpur which comes under Khunti District Jharkhand. I have done my high Schooling at St. Anne’s Girls' High School Torpa then I moved to Ranchi for my further studies. I am a graduate and hold a degree of Bachelor in Information Technology. Overall, I have worked in three different companies in Bangalore. Over time being I realized to do something for those places where I was belonging. So I grabbed this opportunity in AirJaldi on Nov-2021 and my journey starts from here to become the part of Team. My designation is Junior Technical Executive and I have a keen interest to know about technology and exploring more in this.

Ajay Kumar

Customer Support Executive

Ajay Kumar

Ajay Kumar

Thupten Norbu

Customer Support Executive

Thupten Norbu

I was born and brought up in Mandi. I did my schooling from Tibetan school at Sunder Nagar, District Mandi. In 2014, I worked for UMA Ling technical solutions as Backend work (Data entry) which is located at T.C.V Handicrafts. I joined AirJaldi Network as a Customer Care Executive. With the support of AirJaldi Company, I was able to get a good opportunity to stand on my own feet for the first time in my life. I always work hard to prove myself and make my company proud of me. I am a happy-go-lucky person and always create a loving atmosphere, wherever I go. My hobbies are traveling, hiking and more. I have a good taste in music as well. In 5 years I have learn so many things in AirJaldi and made new family members in customer care. I am happy to work in customer care. Talking about my hobbies, I love swimming, Playing Basketball and (Pubg), I love to learn about new technologies.

Rakesh Pathania

Regional Head, Jharkhand, Bihar & West Bengal

Rakesh Pathania

I was born in a village named Dharamkot in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. I completed my Xth grade in 2002 from Government Senior Secondary School, Forsyth Ganj, and 12th in Humanities from the same school. I earned a Bachelor’s degree from HP University in 2007 and then completed a two-month course in IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software from AirJaldi Network Academy. In May 2008, I joined AirJaldi as a deployment team member and spent 6 months in Dharamshala, Kangra Network. I was then posted to Garhwal (Dehradun) Network as a Network Manager. Presently, since 2017, I have been working as the Regional Head of the Jharkhand Network. My hobbies are trekking and hiking in the mountains with friends to discover the beauty of nature. I love to visit new places. Presently, I am a married man with two kids who are my biggest strength and weakness.

Rajiv Kumar

Accounts Officer

Rajiv Kumar

I grew up in Delhi itself. I completed my graduation commerce, B. Com (Hons) from Delhi University. I am having more than 8 years of experience in the field of Accounts. I joined “Airjaldi” as an Accounts officer in June 2019. Here my responsibilities are to utilize the raw data of collection form all the network into the organized financial accounting information as per compliance of laws. My last company was “The Oberoi Sukhvilas Spa Resorts, New Chandigarh” commonly known as “The Oberoi Hotel”, where I worked as a Finance supervisor. I like to listen to music, watching movies & also like to travel."

Ravinder Kumar

State Head, Sikkim

Ravinder Kumar

I was born in a beautiful Village named Naddi in District Kangra Himachal Pradesh. I have done my schooling from Bhagsu model public school Khaniyara and government senior secondary school Forsyth Ganj. After my schooling, I did my Hardware and Networking diploma from Techvantane institute Dharamshala. I have applied for the training program conducted by Airjaldi and I was selected for the Airjaldi wireless training 108. After completing the training I got selected in AirJaldi. I started working with Airjaldi as a Deployment team member in Dharamshala, after one month I was transferred to the Garhwal Network (Uttarakhand ) in 2016.during the AirJaldi Collaboration with Facebook for the ExpressWiFI project. I have worked on this project as a core team for link survey and Deployments of Relays and Hotspot, etc. after that, I was promoted and transferred to Tehri Network as a Network head I spend there almost 1.5 years. after the build grow up the Tehri Network. I was promoted and transferred to Maharashtra as west Zone Deployment Head. during the AirJaldi Collaboration with Microsoft, I have made the new network in MP & MH zone. Now I am working in an Airjaldi as a west Zone Deployment Head. I am grateful to Airjaldi for giving me this opportunity.

Ravi Pathania

Head, Cable Partnership & Operation

Ravi Pathania

I am a local resident of Naddi Village, Dharamshala. I was born and brought up here and did my schooling from Government Senior Secondary School, Forsyth Ganj, and college from Government Degree College Dharamshala. In 2011 I joined the Wireless 108 course offered by AirJaldi and after completing the course I joined AirJaldi. I work as a Deployment team member in Dharamshala network but at times I have been to the different networks located in different states of India when needed by company. Now my job is to visit new places and build new networks so that we can reach more and more people and connect them to the Internet.

Sonam Kumar

Technical Team Member

Sonam Kumar

I was born in a village named Gattri in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. My primary and secondary education was from the local institute, Government Senior Secondary School Forsythganj. I also undertook a computer Diploma CPAF from the Institute of ICFC Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. I joined AirJaldi in 2015 after I completed the one-month training in Networking and subsequent 3 months internship. I like learning new things and studying. I worked as a Deployment team member in the Kangra network for 5 months and then I was transferred to the Manali Network for 3 months. At present, I am back at the Kangra Network. I am a very hard-working person and like to enjoy every moment of my life.

Onkar Singh

Customer Support Executive

Onkar Singh

I am from Naddi Village in Dharamshala. I completed my studies at Senior Secondary School Forsyth Ganj. After completing school, I started work as a trekking guide for one year and then joined a cyber café in Mcleod Ganj where I worked for six years. In October 2011, I joined AirJaldi starting with two months in Dharamshala Network as a deployment team. I started as a deployment member in Nainital where I worked for seven months after which I was transferred to Jharkhand Network and then to Garhwal Network. After eight months in Garhwal, I was promoted as a manager of Kumaon Network where I was for two and a half years ago. Currently, I am the customer support executive in AirJaldi.

Alok Gupta

Co-Founder, Director

Alok Gupta

I am a Delhi-based serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of rich and varied entrepreneurial and management experience in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry. I hold an MA in Management and a BE degree in Electronics. I am a frequent speaker on issues of e-Governance, cybersecurity, next-generation networks, and rural broadband at various events, workshops, and forums in India and internationally. As a past member of the National Committee on Information Technology for Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), I advise the Indian Government and private enterprises on ways of leveraging ICT to increase competitiveness and growth in the local and global markets. I am driving a sustainable and responsible growth agenda for AirJaldi.

Abhishek Bhardwaj

Head Inventory & Stock

Abhishek Bhardwaj

I am a local resident of Chandmari Village, Dharamshala. I was born and brought up here and did my schooling from Government Senior Secondary School, Forsyth Ganj, and college from Government Degree College Dharamshala. I have done DCA/DTP ( Diploma in Computer Application and Diploma in Display Publication) from NIELIT ( National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology), and a One-year Diploma course in Professional Accountant. In June 2016 I joined the Wireless 108 course offered by AirJaldi and after completing the course I joined AirJaldi. I worked as a Customer Care Executive in AirJaldi Customer care and was later posted as National Inventory and Stock incharge.

Aakash Kumar

Customer Support Executive

Aakash Kumar

I was born and brought up in the beautiful hills of Dharamshala. My Hobbies are traveling and exploring new places. I also love to make new friends and interact with new people. I am blessed to have caring parents. I have completed my secondary education from Govt Boys Senior Secondary School Dharamshala. I did my Graduation in Management (BBA) from Govt Post Graduate College Dharamshala. I did 1-year computer application course from IGCSM New Delhi. I have six months of working experience in sales at Bandhan Bank Dharamshala. I joined Airjaldi in 2019. Now I am in head office Dharamsala as CCE (Customer Care Executive). I love my job because I interact with new people daily and resolve their issues. Airjaldi is like my second family.

Manoj Bhardwaj

Regional Head, Uttarakhand

Manoj Bhardwaj

I was born in a village named Ghera it is located near Kareri village on the foothills of Dhauladhar, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. I have done my schooling from Government Senior Secondary School Kareri affiliated with H.P Board. And I have done my graduation from Government Degree Collage Dharamshala. I did one-year diploma in Computer Application in both hardware and software. In 2012 I joined an IT Essentials course called “Wireless 108” from AirJaldi Network Academy and I Joined AirJaldi in 2013 as a deployment team member. After working 2 years as Deployment team I was than posted as the Network head of Kumaon region in Nainital, Uttarakhand. I worked 4 years as a Network head and presently I have been working as the Regional head of the Uttarakhand since 2019.  I love reading books, learning new things, I love to go on trekking and hiking in the mountain, I like to discover the beauty of Mother Nature.

Monika Sharma

Customer Support Executive

Monika Sharma

I am a local resident of Village khaniyara, Dharamshala. I have done my schooling from Govt Sr. Sec. School Fatehpur Nurpur 2009. My Hobbies are traveling and to Explore new places. I also love to make new friends and interact with new people. I did my Graduation with a Bachelor OF Arts (B.A) Form Vinayaka Mission University. I did 1-year computer application course from IGCSM New Delhi. Then I have applied to Airjaldi Rural Broadband Pvt LTD in October 2017 joined as Customer Care An executive at Support team Dharamshala. For the last 4years, I am working in the customer care department.

Madan Lal

Regional Head, Himachal Pradesh

Madan Lal

I was born in village Rakkar, in district Kangra, Himachal Pradesh. After finishing my 12th from the National Institute of Open Schooling I worked in an NGO Jagori Grameen. In Dec’2010 I attended AirJaldi’s Wireless 108 training and joined the AirJaldi team. I spent 2 months in the Dharamshala network as a deployment team member and then posted to the Nainital network in Uttarakhand. I managed the Nainital network for 3 years, the Thanjavur network for one year in Tamilnadu, and worked as the Regional head of Uttarakhand for 3 years. Currently, I am based in Dharamshala and working as regional head of Himachal Pradesh. I love to spend time with nature, listening to music, Yoga, meditation, and learning new things on the internet.

Uttam Chand

Customer Support Executive

Uttam Chand

I am from Village Gattri, in Kangra, H.P. I passed my graduation from Govt degree college Dharamshala in the year 2008. I did a one-year diploma in computer hardware and networking. My hobbies are playing cricket, listening to good music and making new friends. l have joined AirJaldi in February 2015. Here in AirJaldi, there is full freedom to learn and express. I am very happy to join AirJaldi. It's been 6 years now, in the same company and profession, So I can proudly say that I love my job. I am at peace with the atmosphere, the company has to offer and will always do more on my part to make it a success.

Mukesh Mahto

Technical Team Member

Mukesh Mahto

I am from Jargo, Purulia, West Bengal. I completed my matriculation in 2010 from Ananda Marga High School. I completed Intermediate schooling in 2012 at RTC Inter College. Then I completed my B.Tech course in Computer Science and Engineering from RTC Institute of Technology, Anandi, Ormanjhi, Ranchi in 2016. After completing B.Tech, I joined AirJaldi in September 2016 and was recruited as a Deployment team member in October 2016 at Garhwal Network. Then I was promoted for AirJaldi XWF Technical & State technical which I have spent two years with designation State Technical at Uttarakhand Networks. Then I was posted at Dharamshala as a National Technical. After being there for one year, Then I got transferred to Ranchi Jharkhand. And presently, since 2019 I have been working here with the designation AirJaldi National Technical & Regional Technical Head.

Yonten Gyatso

Head, Customer Support

Yonten Gyatso

I was brought up in India. I studied in TCV school for my primary and secondary education under the board of CBSE. I have completed O & A level from DOEACC Centre Dehradun and I have done networking and CCNA course from JetKing, South Ex Delhi. I have completed my Bachelor's Degree too. I also have two years of experience in BPO. I joined Airjaldi in 2013. After a year in AirJaldi, I got transferred to Bylakuppe for a new network operation and served as network Manager for 2 years. Now I m in head office Dharamsala as head of AirJaldi Customer Care Department. I gave training for 6 new batches since mid of 2016. I do "link plannings" for new networks or projects. I love playing Basketball and football. Reading motivational books is one of my favourite leisure activities.

Asha Kumari

State Head, Kalimpong

Asha Kumari

I am from Sahibganj, Jharkhand. I completed my matriculation in 2007 from my home town Sahibganj after finishing my schooling. I completed one-year computer course (CPC-Complete Package course) and also Intermediate in 2009 from Sahibganj. After that, I completed my B.Tech course with Electronics and Communication from RTC Institute Of Technology Anandi Ormanjhi, Ranchi in 2013. During my B. Tech studies, I finished PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) course from Venture Institute of Technology, Ranchi. After completing B. Tech, I joined AirJaldi Network Academy in September 2013 and was recruited as a Deployment team member in December 2013. I am currently working in the Sahib Ganj Network as the Network head.

Manoj Arora

Co-Founder, Director

Manoj Arora

I am a Delhi-based law practice Professional and the co-owner of the legal firm Arora Mehra & Associates (AMA). I am a law graduate with over 30 years of work experience at the bar. I had earlier graduated from Hindu College, Delhi University at Delhi. I specializes in corporate structuring and corporate laws and taxation. I was formerly the Counsel for the Revenue Service in the Supreme Court of India and a member of the Board of Directors of Honda Siel Power products LtdIndia. I have been involved with AirJaldi since its early days and am overseeing the legal aspects of our work while helping to drive AirJaldi’s growth and diversification agenda and managing the corporate finance for the Company .

Jim Forster

Co-Founder and Chairman

Jim Forster

I am passionate about extending the Internet. I started at Cisco when it was quite small and spent 20 years there in IOS Software Development and System Architecture, and becoming a Distinguished Engineer. While at Cisco I started working on projects and policies to improve Internet access in developing countries by speaking at conferences, such as TEDGlobal in Tanzania, and working with the US State Department. Now I am engaged in both for-profit and non-profit efforts to extend communications in Africa and India. I serve on several Board of Directors, and am an Angel investor in US and international projects, including Medcommons in the US, Esoko Networks in Ghana. My vision and drive resulted in the formation of AirJaldi Networks.

Rajneesh Singh

Customer Support Executive

Rajneesh Singh

I am from Village Panjlehar P.O sakoh. I did my schooling at Govt Sen Sec School Sakoh. After completing my school I did graduation from IEC university HP. I did one year course on Tally and three months IT tool in GSS Dharamshala. And also the one-year basic computer in Excel Net. I worked in ONGC Mumbai for one year. After that, I did a job in Reliance Competent for the outbound process for six months. Now I am working in Airjaldi Rural Broadband Pvt. Ltd as a customer care executive. My profile defines me to support and care for our customer's queries and approaches. Airjaldi has given me a loving and growing platform. I love to play outdoor games in my free time and singing is my secondary hobby.

Suraj Kumar

Customer Support Executive

Suraj Kumar

I am a local resident of Village Chandmari, Dharamshala. I have done my schooling from Govt Sr. Sec. School Forsythganj 2011. Then I did a three-year diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Govt Polytechnic Kangra in the year 2014. I have applied to Airjaldi Rural Broadband Pvt LTD in September 2016 and after one month of training joined as Customer Care Executive at Support team Dharamshala From October 2016. For the last 5 years, I am working as a customer care agent. We are 7 Family members. My Grandmother, Father, Mother and three Sisters. My hobbies are listening folk music and playing cricket. I believe in success through dedication and work hard. I love to work with Airjaldi as I have the freedom to learn anything new.

Raju Thapa

Stocks & Inventory

Raju Thapa

I am born and raised in Dharamshala. Presently I work as an Account Assistant with Rural Broadband Pvt. Ltd. I have done my Post graduation in Commerce from Govt. Degree College Dharamshala. Previously I have experience in a Construction Company name Level 9 Biz. Pvt.Ltd for 2 Years as an Accounts Executive. But now since Dec.2019, I have worked in Rural Broadband Pvt. Ltd. and am happy to gain some sort of knowledge regarding Broadband (ISP). The company has a good future and growth scope for me in my profile. I was a cricket player in my college days so my hobby is playing cricket as usual but listening to melodious music is one of my interests.

Chokey Ginguld

Human Resource Manager

Chokey Ginguld

I was born and raised in Dharamshala, where I attended the TCV School. I graduated with a BA from Stella Maris College, Chennai, and returned to TCV where I taught for a year. In 1997, I joined the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) where I worked for six and a half years as the human rights officer for UN Affairs. In 2003 I left TCHRD to pursue an MA in International Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. After obtaining my MA degree I worked as a Development Director for Students for a Free Tibet in New York, Special Assistant to the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas, Program Coordinator for Israeli Friends of the Tibetan People, and General Secretary of the Tibetan Youth Congress. I speak, read and write three languages (Tibetan, Hindi, and English) and I love listening to old Hindi songs. I currently live in Dharamshala with my husband and two sons.

Simran Pathania

Customer Support Executive

Simran Pathania

I am a local resident of village Naddi, Dharamsala. My hobbies include learning about human bodies, listening to music, and many more. EDUCATION I have done my primary schooling at Neugal Public Senior Secondary school ANDRETTA and Aadarshila School Dehan and my secondary education from GSSS Forsythganj. EXPERINCE I joined Airjaldi on 15 July 2021, I am a Junior Customer care agent. Before that, I was in college doing my B.sc in zoology major in Dharamsala Collage . I have passed my 1st year this year Now i am pursuing my B.sc through private university Indra Gandhi National University.

Ankush Thapa

Accountant

Ankush Thapa

I am from Baijnath and my birthplace is in Chadiyar. I have completed my B.com from M.C.M DAV Kangra and M.com ICDEOL Himachal Pradesh Shimla University and also, I have a One-year diploma in tally and computer sciences. I am currently working in Rural Broadband PVT. Ltd as an Accounts Executive. Before I joined Rural Broadband PVT. I was working for Kuldeep enterprises private limited and for three and half years as Accounts Executive. I have joined Rural Broadband PVT. Ltd 24 June 2019 as an Accounts Executive and working two Network Kangra & Dharamshala. I am very happy to join Rural Broadband PVT. Ltd (Airjaldi ISP) because I learned very knowledgeable things after joining Airjaldi (ISP).

Tenzin Gompo

National Head, Networks

Tenzin Gompo

I grew up in the hills of Manali, Dalhousie, and Mussoorie. I graduated with a B.Com degree from Delhi University. He completed computer courses in A+, N+, MCSC, RedHat, and basic CCNA. Gompo is also a Cisco certified Trainer for IT Essentials 1 & 2. I joined AirJaldi in September 2006 as a trainer for the AirJaldi Network Academy. He trained 7 batches of students. He began working on deployments and has taken on increasing responsibilities since 2009. I am now Head Networks & Sysadmin and also work on planning and designing AirJaldi’s newer networks Responsibilities are to oversee all the Networks in India.

Parsad Thapa

Customer Support Executive

Parsad Thapa

I am from Totarani Dharamshala Cantt. I did my Schooling from K.V Dharamshala Cantt after that I did my Senior Secondary level from Govt. Sen Sec Forsyathganj in 2009. I have completed my Graduation from Govt. College Dharamsala in 2013. After that, I did One-year PGDCA from JIMT in 2015. I have one year of experience in the International Call Center from RH International New Delhi. After working as an intern in AirJaldi for quite sometime, currently, I am a full time employee of the Customer Support Department in AirJaldi. I love the place, the people, my job and the aura of my workplace. I try to help the customers as much as I can and strive to never let them down.

Mumtaz Alam

Regional Head, Maharastra & Madhya pradesh

Mumtaz Alam

I am from a little village in Kulhi Putridih district Ramgarh, Jharkhand. I completed my matriculation from my hometown Government Senior Secondary High School Ormanjhi Ranchi, Jharkhand and Intermediate from Ranchi College Ranchi, After finish my schooling, I completed I.T.I and Diploma course with mechanical branch in 2011. Following that for one year I did apprentice course from Maha Laxmi Fiber Industrial Pvt. Ltd Ormanjhi in Ranchi. In May 2013 I attended AirJaldi Network Academy. By July I was hired as a deployment team member. I worked in our Jharkhand Network and currently I am regional head of Maharashtra. My hobbies include playing football and cricket and going to the GYM.

Sandeep Kumar Sharma

National Accountant- Finance & Inventory

Sandeep Kumar Sharma

I am a B. Com Graduate and having more than 12 years of experience in the field of Accountancy and Internal Audit. I grew up in Jalandhar City and did my senior secondary education from PSEB. I Joined Airjaldi in Feb 2018 in New Delhi as an Accounts Officer. I am a team member of Accounts and Finance department of the Company. My responsibility is related to Internal Audit, Statutory Compliance, Accounts Finalization, and making system/SOPs for accounts and finance-related work and reporting.

Sachin Sharma

Technical Team Member

Sachin Sharma

Originally born in Palampur, my family shifted to Dharamshala ten years ago so I did my basic studies at Dharamshala, Gurukul Senior Secondary School. I am interested in the computer and networking field. After my school, I completed a Bachelor of Science in IT and NIIT from Palampur. In 2014, I took the Airjaldi 108 Wireless Networking Course. After the completion of the course, I got the opportunity to work with the team of AirJaldi. My interests and love for computers bore fruit when after serving as a deployment, I was appointed as a member of the technical team of AirJaldi. I find happiness in solving technical glitches and make sure to improve the software problems as well. Music makes me happy in my solo time.

Michael Ginguld

Co-founder, Director, Strategy and Operations

Michael Ginguld

I was born and raised in Kibbutz Kissufim in Israel, and have close to 30 years of experience working in development projects in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, Nepal, and Israel. I worked in the non-profit and for-profit sectors with grassroots organizations, local and international NGOs and commercial enterprises. I lived and worked in Dharamshala in 1998-2002 and returned to India in the beginning of 2007 as a co-founder of AirJaldi. I hold a B.Sc. in Ag. Econ. from the Hebrew U., Jerusalem, Israel, an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, the Hague, the Netherlands, and an MA in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA. I am based in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India.