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Niraj Sharan

Niraj Sharan

Mr Niraj Sharan founded Aura in 1990 and serves as the Chairman and CEO. Prior to founding Aura, he had worked in the US and India with large global companies like Das Research, Mecon, ABB and Yokogawa in the Process Control and Automation field and was a recognized pioneer in the launch of Distributed Control Systems (DCS) in the Process Manufacturing Industry.

Since June 2009, Mr Sharan serves as “Member, Technical Expert Committee - Government of India under Department of Science & Technology, a high powered Committee created to resolve Water Crisis in India through Technology Innovations and a long term strategy in Water and Effluent  treatment, distribution and harvesting approach.

Mr Sharan has been a Proven Entrepreneur and Technology pioneer with diverse business experience in USA, India & EU:

  • Founder, Chairman & CEO of Aura Inc. since 1989, a leading Global enterprise catering to the global ENERGY sector through Engineering, Manufacturing & System Integration.

  • Founder & Co-Chairman, Aurys s.r.l, Italy, a leading Technology Consulting and full service Engineering Company in Oil & Gas sector.
  • On advisory Board of several For Profit and Non-Profit companies out of USA, India & EU in Technology, Health Care and Clean Energy verticals.

Mr Sharan has been a recognized  Business and Technology Expert and on  Global thought Leadership:

  • National President of Kalidas Ghalib Foundation ( involved in Nation Building through thought leadership.  KGF aims at fostering National and Social transformation for a Progressive, Modern & Culturally Aware India.

  • Featured speaker at the Global India Summit – New Delhi, India that focused on micro economic challenges for India and share in Global market place.

  • Featured speaker at the Emerging India – Promoting Partnership Globally organized by the India Achievers Forum  Annual Summit on current business opportunities& challenges.

  • Featured speaker at the First Annual Global India Business Meeting of Horasis Group held in Munich, Germany, on 29-30 June 2009.  The meet is an influential gathering of government, academic and business leaders hosted by Horasis, The Global Visions Community that is the world’s leading strategic advisory on long-term scenarios related to globalization, systemic risk and Asian business.  Leading CEOs, business leaders from India, Europe, USA came together to discuss business climate and risks in India and Asia.

  • Featured speaker at the Indo-Thai Chamber of Commerce – Bangkok summit on Emerging India jointly organized by India Achievers Forum.  Former Dy. P.M. of Thailand, Chairman – Atlas Group,  Thailand and prominent business leaders from India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and ASEAN Countries gathered to discuss challenges and opportunities of India & Asean countries.

  • Advisor – Asia Pacific to CFHI ( Child Family Health International), a San Francisco based non-profit placing health science students on global health education programs in ways that are socially responsible and financially just (
  • Editorial Board – Asian African Business Chronicle, a leading business news paper and magazine published from New Delhi, India.

  • Charter Member – Silicon India (

Honors and Awards

  • Sadbhavna Award by Governor of Sikkim, India for Community Leadership.

  • Star of India Award by Indo – Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok and India Achievers Forum for outstanding Global Leadership.

  • Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award by Governor of Goa & Tamil Nadu for contribution in development of Social & Community Leadership.

  • Corporate Leadership Award by Ambassador of Mauritius & India Achievers Forum.

  • Annual Communal Harmony Award by Al Hikmah Foundation,  India & Canada.
  • Udyog Patra Award from Governor of Gujarat, India/Institute of Trade & Industrial Development.

Scholarly Publication

  • Co-author with Prof. (Dr) B.P. Singh on a Galgotia Publication Technical Book: Microprocessors and Microcontrollers.

Mr Sharan is an active blogger on a multitude of global issues:

Mr Sharan did his schooling from St Xavier’s and St John’s School.
He did his BE( with Distinction)  in Electronics & Communication  Engineering from BIT, Mesra – Ranchi. He also has a  MS in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ – USA.

Gary Kloock
Director - North America

Gary Kloock is a Manufacturing Operations professional with 30+ years of manufacturing experience in a variety of industrial environments. Over 20 of those years have been spent in the temperature measurement industry as a sensor manufacturer as well as a supplier to the sensor industry. Having held various management positions from General Manager and Chief Operating Officer to the President of his own company, Gary’s manufacturing management and leadership bring a new vision to Aura’s North American operations. His background allows him to understand a customers’ problems while offering unique solutions to production problems through product design and application engineering.

Alok Khemka
Director - Operations

Alok  Khemka has been an entrepreneur for over 25 years and has built three successful enterprise in the Manufacturing , Distribution and Services sector . As Director – Operations he provides Strategic performance leadership   and is responsible for manufacturing, vendor management, planning and initiative coordination at Aura .

He obtained his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India. He also obtained his MBA from Institute of Marketing and Management, New Delhi.

Dan Kerrigan

Dan Kerrigan
Strategic Advisor - Global Sales

Dan Kerrigan has over 40 years experience in marketing and manufacturing for the Temperature Sensor and Process Control Industry. His experience includes Regional Sales Manager positions for the Western United States, in addition to national responsibility as General Manager for temperature sensor manufacturing facilities. He has "hands on" ability to work with applications driven both by technical requirements and cost effectiveness.

Antonio Falconieri

Mr Antonio Falconieri, is the President and Chairman of the Board of Aurys srl, Italy , a Joint Venture between Aura and Ausy srl- Italy.

Prior to this, Mr Falconieri was the Commercial Director(2005 to 2009 Jan) of Ausy, a full service Engineering Company located in Sannazzaro near Milan, Italy. Before that he was Manager International Sales( 1983 to 2005) at
Siirtec Nigi, a technology company in Oil and Gas and a global leader in Sulphur removal Projects. Mr Falcoieri served Foster Wheeler in the Instrumentation Department for 10 years from 1973 until 1983 and was responsible for many International Projects in Singapore, Kuwait,Libya, South Korea,Greece and Belgium and spent long period of time at these locations to commission these Projects.

Mr Falconieri holds a Bachelors Degree in Instrumentation Engineering from the Milan Technical Electronic Institute in 1970 and a Masters in Plant Management from the Pacific Western University, Los Angeles, USA in 1990.

Claudio Cecchini

Claudio Cecchini

Mr Claudio Cecchini is Member of the Board of Directors at Aurys srl ,Italy a Joint Venture between Aura and Ausy –Italy, a full service Engineering Company for the Oil and Gas Industry. At Aurys he is responsible for Technologies and heads Engineering and IT divisions.

Mr Claudio Cecchini has been a Board Member at Ausy srl, Italy since 1999 and has been responsible for IT, Pharmaceutical and New Ventures.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Technologies from Italy and has been writing regularly on IT and developing trends in leading technical newspapers and magazines in Italy. .

Shyam Kukreja

Shyam Kukreja
Regional Director - Western India

Shyam was the Regional head of ABB Instrumentation in Mumbai for over 20 years. His responsibilities included Sales and Marketing, Field Installation and Commissioning, after sales maintenance contracts and Finance and Administration. He also spent a few years in the Middle East with a large EPC contractor as their Procurement and Co ordination Manager.

Shyam obtained his engineering degree from Indian Institute of Technology - Powai. He also obtained his Management degree from Mumbai University.

Tiziana Cecchini

Tiziana Cecchini

Ms Tiziana Cecchini is a Director at Aurys srl, a Joint Venture between Aura and Ausy –Italy, a full service Engineering Company for the Oil and Gas Industry. At Aurys she is responsible for Logistics and Quality Procedures and Federal Compliances.

She has been a Board Member at Ausy srl, Italy since 1999 and was responsible for Purchasing and Cost Control and Quality Procedures. .

G G Arora

G G Arora
General Manager (Technical)

G G Arora has spent 18 years at ABB Instruments, India spearheading their Quality Assurance Division. At ABB he was responsible for ISO Compliance, Product Quality .and Vendor Development .

G G Arora has been with Aura since 1998 and heads the Technical Department responsible for Design, Compliance , QA and Product Development . He has an Engineering degree in Mechanical engineering from Institution of Engineers, Kolkata in 1985 and a Bachelor of Science in 1978 from Delhi University.

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