Alan Rosling is co-founder & director of ECube, a specialist in ESG advisory and climate finance in India. Mr. Rosling was earlier co-founder of Kiran Energy Solar Power and previously an Executive Director of Tata Sons Limited, where he was in charge of the Tata Group’s internationalization drive. Mr. Rosling was educated at Cambridge University and the Harvard Business School and in 2014 was awarded Commander of the British Empire (CBE).
Christine McNamara has joined the Board effective March 1, 2022, as Independent Director. Christine has extensive global experience of more than 25 years in leading FTSE 100 blue chip energy companies. She has held senior leadership positions across E&P upstream, power, electricity transmission, and telecommunications networks sectors. Her India energy experience entailed working with PowerGen Plc and BG Group Plc. Christine is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA) & Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) (Chartered Institute Management Accountants), UK, She holds a Certificate of Advanced Management from Wharton School of Management, Pennsylvania, USA and Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from University College Cork, Ireland.
Supriya Sen joined as Board of Director of our Company from August 2020. Ms. Sen has 30 years of experience in banking, private equity, capital markets and multilateral funding and investment as well as significant involvement in sustainability initiatives globally and in India.
Ms. Sen serves as an independent director for firms and non-profit organizations in Asia where her emphasis has been on strategy, governance and fund-raising. As a strategy consultant, Ms. Sen has advised clients in South East Asia, South Asia and China on innovative financing, policy and strategy development in transport, energy, urban and sustainable finance projects. Ms. Sen has also worked on differentiated funding models for enabling private investment in green infrastructure.
Previously, Ms. Sen worked as a private equity investor and project finance banker on climate- smart transactions in energy, mobility, telecom, urban & water, social infrastructure, and banking sectors in India, China, South East Asia and Middle East. She also has been in advisory and investment roles within Public Private Partnership (PPP) infrastructure projects for banks and financial institutions, such as Citigroup Global Markets, Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank Group.
Ms. Sen holds an honors undergraduate degree in engineering from Bangalore University and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. She also completed various executive development programs in strategic innovation, public policy and governance at Kennedy School of Government, Singapore Institute of Directors and Harvard Business School.
Yung Oy Pin (Jane) Lun Leung joined as Board of Director of our Company from November 2019. She has extensive experience as a professional in the financial services sector, particularly in accounting, auditing, taxation, corporate secretarial, and administration, of the United Kingdom & Mauritius. Previously, she has worked with Ascough Ward Chartered Accountants, Kingston Marks Chartered Certified Accountants, and Deloitte & Touche. She has had exposure across many sectors including financial services, trading, manufacturing, property, construction, engineering & PPP projects, telecommunication, mining, gaming, and hospitality. She also sits on the board of several global business companies.
Mrs. Lun Leung studied accountancy at the South Bank University, London and is a Member of the Mauritius Institute of Professional Accountants and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales.
Muhammad Khalid Peyrye heads the Corporate Secretarial and Administration cluster of AAA Global Services Ltd. Mr. Peyrye has been involved as a Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Compliance officer of various companies involved in the financial services sector. He has worked for several years with a leading financial services company and accountancy firm and has extensive experience on company formations, company administration, corporate secretarial services, cross-border investment activities and corporate organizational transactions such as mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as a director on the board of several companies in Mauritius.
Mr. Peyrye holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Management from the University of Mauritius and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of the United Kingdom.
Cyril Cabanes has been a member of our Company’s Board of Directors since January 2017. He is currently the Managing Director of CDPQ’s Asia-Pacific Infrastructure investments business based in Singapore. He has 24 years of experience across all facets of infrastructure transactions including acquisitions, financing and fundraising. This includes his term at Marubeni Corp., where he led the Asian IPP investment team in Singapore. Previously, Mr. Cabanes was Director and Portfolio Manager at Deutsche Bank’s infrastructure investment unit (DWS) where he was responsible for acquisitions, capital raising and product development for Asia-Pacific. Prior to that, Mr. Cabanes spent 10 years in investment banking and financial markets with RBS, BNP Paribas and UBS. Mr. Cabanes holds a Masters from ESCP‑Europe and attended the MBA programme at Drexel University .
Deepak Malhotra is Director, Infrastructure, South Asia at Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). He has over 18 years of experience across all facets of infrastructure. Before joining CDPQ in 2018, Mr. Malhotra worked with International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group, where he led many debt and equity investments in the infrastructure sector. Prior to IFC, Mr. Malhotra worked with one of the leading credit rating agencies in India and in the Merchant Navy. Mr. Malhotra holds a Bachelors Degree from Delhi University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University.
M.S Unnikrishnan has over 30 years of experience in the energy and environmental sector. In his most recent role as Managing Director and CEO of Thermax Ltd., he led the implementation of a strategy to accelerate Thermax's growth and position it as one of the leading suppliers of power systems and equipment with a market capitalisation of over US$1 billion. Thermax Ltd has been recognized for having exemplary management, strong corporate governance, excellent transparency and stringent ethical practices. Mr. Unnikrishnan has received numerous accolades for his leadership including Asia Innovator of the Year by CNBC Asia, one of the best CEOs in India by Grant Thorton, and India Innovator of the Year by CNBC India. Mr. Unnikrishnan is also actively involved with various industry bodies to help in policy making and technology development for India.
Mr. Unnikrishnan holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Visveswaraiya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur and has completed an Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
Delphine Voeltzel has joined the Board in May, 2022, as Nominee Director appointed by OMERS Infrastructure. Delphine brings over 13 years of professional experience in banking and private equity in the infrastructure sector across Europe and Asia. She is currently the Managing Director of OMERS Infrastructure in Asia, and she is responsible for originating and executing new transactions in Asia and managing the existing investment portfolio. Previously, Delphine was responsible for investing on behalf of OMERS across the European energy, utilities and renewables value chain. Prior to joining OMERS in 2012, Delphine worked in investment banking at Rothschild in London, where she was advising corporates and financial investors on M&A transactions in the utilities, transport and infrastructure sectors. Delphine holds a Master of Science in Management from HEC Paris School of Management.
Rupesh Agarwal brings over two decades of leadership experience in asset development and strategy consulting; advising leading utilities and private equity investors on developing and managing their cleantech investments. Rupesh is currently the acting Chief Executive Officer at Azure Power.
Prior to Azure Power, he has held leadership positions at Convergence Energy Services; Government of India owned company; Lightsource India, BDO, & EY. He was also the founder of AEM Energi & Motum, a zero-emission electric mobility company which pioneered India’s first public electric bus trials under a wet lease model for urban utilities.
Rupesh holds a degree in Masters of Business Administration from Macquarie Graduate School of Management, (MGSM) Australia and has been featured as a Brand Ambassador for MGSM. Rupesh was also nominated as the Endeavour Award Ambassador for 2015-16 by the Australian High Commissioner to India. He has completed his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from RVCE, Bangalore University, India.
Pawan has experience in corporate and structured finance, portfolio monitoring, financial analysis, credit rating, business development and relationship management in the infrastructure sector with special focus on renewable energy. Previously, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Azure Power and overlooked the capital and investment portfolios for the company. Prior to Azure Power, Pawan has served as Group President II & Dy. Head – Corporate Finance Infrastructure Banking and National Head Renewable Energy at YES Bank. Pawan was instrumental in issuance of India’s first Green Bond as well as India’s first IIFCL/ADB braced Partial Credit Enhanced Bond in Indian Solar Sector. Pawan has also worked with CRISIL, Indian-Oil and Ernst & Young.
Pawan is a Rankholder Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, and has also cleared all 3 levels of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA, USA).
Sumit has a strong track record of improving ESG performance of large-scale infrastructure projects.
At Azure, he leads the sustainability initiative of the company. He frequently interacts with lenders, consultants and other key stakeholders on ways to enhance sustainability and improving ESG performance of the company and leads implementation of such sustainability initiatives. He also heads the Health and Safety department and plays active role in CSR activities of the company.
Prior to joining Azure, as the Associate Director of Arcadis India, Sumit advised more than 5 GW renewable energy projects on meeting and exceeding their ESG targets. He also acted as the project director of Resettlement Action Plan and Social Impact Assessment including land acquisition support for implementation of the first High Speed Rail (Mumbai Ahmedabad) project in India.
Sumit is a Bachelor in Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and has completed his M.B.A from K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, Mumbai. Apart from this he has undertaken number of diploma / certification course on Health, Safety, Environment and Social aspect.
Shweta Srivastava brings over two decades of diverse human resources experience in Talent Acquisition, Business Partnering, Leadership & OD, Diversity & Inclusion, Employee Engagement, HR Strategy & Growth. She has worked in Fortune 500 corporations, across industries like hi-tech, consumer, life sciences & infrastructure and across geographies like India, Southeast Asia, UK, Brazil, and others. Shweta is currently the Chief Human Resources Officer at Azure Power.
Prior to Azure Power, she worked with Vedanta Ltd as Group Head Talent Acquisition and as People Strategy Leader at Sterlite Power (part of Vedanta Group). Her other experiences include senior leadership positions at Indus Towers Limited, United health Group, Qualcomm, Motorola, and Ericsson.
Shweta holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Pune University and her Bachelors is from Ambedkar University, Agra. She has also completed a Leadership Excellence Program from Harvard Business School.
Samitla has experience in marketing strategy, public relations and communications. She tracks all policy matters in the renewable energy space, liaises with policy and regulatory stakeholders on various short & long-term reforms to secure a stable and predictable regulatory environment for the sector. She also leads corporate communications for the company and focuses on building relationships with the company’s key stakeholders including investors, customers and media. She was a key member in taking the company to its initial public offering on NYSE in 2016. Prior to Azure Power, Samitla worked with Northern Trust as Financial Analyst.
Samitla holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bangalore University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Marketing from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
Sanjay brings 27 years of rich experience in the power sector, including 6 years of global exposure in power and infrastructure markets across new business development, commercials, strategy, regulatory, power trading, operations & Management, strategic alliance & stakeholder management. Prior to Azure Power, Sanjay served as Head- Business development, commercial and power sale of Sembcorp Green Infra, playing a crucial role in renewable energy business operations in India. Prior to that, he has worked with Adani Power as Vice President - Business Development where he was instrumental in new businesses development, revenue maximization and power scheduling operations. He was also associated with Indiabulls Power, Wipro Technologies, Reliance Energy, Vedaris and ADI Chemical Products in his previous roles.
Sanjay holds a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and a Master’s degree in Business Administration with specializations in Marketing & International Business from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Gaurang has cross functional experience across the power & renewables sector, which covers bidding strategy, sustainability and energy markets. Under his leadership at Azure Power, the company’s portfolio has grown by over 2,500 MWs. Prior to joining Azure Power, Gaurang has worked with Vestas Wind India, Caterpillar Inc., and other clean energy startups.
Gaurang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology. He also holds Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Finance & Strategy and another Master’s degree in Energy & Sustainability, from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Sarvesh brings with him 24 years of techno-commercial experience in the power sector, including 10+ years of experience as head of contracts, commercial, and business development. Prior to joining Azure Power, he was associated with Sarkun Solar Private Limited where he was instrumental in developing a 290 MW solar business for the group and leading the business development for a 1,320 MW thermal project. Earlier he had worked with Hindalco, Reliance Energy, Bajaj Energy, and Indiabulls Power Limited in various management roles across procurement, project management, and O&M of solar power.
Sarvesh holds a B.E. degree from Motilal Nehru Institute of Technology and has completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from MDI, Gurugram.
Akriti brings in with her rich and diverse experience in undertaking complex legal and regulatory issues. She has been involved in several crucial projects in diverse areas of law including Power and Energy, Corporate and Commercial Laws, Intellectual Property, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. At Azure, she has been instrumental in strategizing and driving litigations and non-adversarial tariff claims before various Electricity Regulatory Commissions, negotiating complex documentation, providing cross-functional strategic support by advancing business interest within the legal parameters. Prior to joining Azure Power, Akriti has worked with S&R Associates, A&M Law offices and at Chambers of Senior Advocate, Mr. Ritin Rai. She has also represented the Government of India before Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India in Service, Tax and Constitutional matters.
Akriti holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (Hons) from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Faculty of Law, Delhi University. She is registered with the Bar Council of India.
Kapil brings with him 14 years of extensive global experience in the solar energy sector. Prior to joining Azure Power, he was associated with Fortum Solar India Private Limited and was instrumental for its success in India, while leading technology team experts in India and Finland. While in Fortum, he was also responsible for various greenfield/brownfield projects development in Eastern Europe, Russia, and Finland. Prior to this, he worked with the ETA Ascon group to establish its EPC arm for utility-scale solar power plants. He has also been associated with CSEM-UAE Innovation Center, a non-profit joint venture company of Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology and Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) - United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Kapil holds B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Bombay. He has also been awarded Diploma in Leadership under Hanken & SSE Executive Education, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.
Vikas brings 14 years of experience in structured and project finance, risk management in infrastructure sectors with focus on renewable energy during the last decade. He has been a part of the Capital team at Azure Power during last 2 years, managing foreign debt providers and M&A transactions. Prior to Azure Power, Vikas served as Group Executive Vice President, Corporate Finance at YES Bank. Vikas was instrumental in YES BANK’s leadership in Renewable Energy finance and Policy Advocacy. He also worked with ICICI Bank in the credit risk management team.
Vikas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Hons) from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and an MBA in International Business from Dept. of Commerce, Delhi University.
Himanshu has over 3 decades of professional experience in Project Management, Engineering, Construction, and O&M for power plants, railways, transmission, renewables, mining, and metallurgy. Before joining Azure Power, Himanshu has worked with RattanIndia Power Limited (erstwhile Indiabulls Power Ltd.) as their full-time Executive Director – Projects, where he was responsible for all plant operations, including, and not limited to O&M, AOP, budgeting & scheduling, cost optimization and billing. Prior to that, Himanshu has completed successful stints with Siemens AG and Hindustan Copper Limited where he delivered several projects and improved operational efficiencies at various power plants.
Himanshu holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) degree from M.B.M Engineering College, Rajasthan and has several certifications under his belt.
Siddharth has extensive experience as an entrepreneur in Renewable Energy and Energy Technologies with specialties in Industrial Decarbonization strategy, Business Development, and Execution. Prior to Azure Power, Siddharth founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Megawatt Solutions where he led industrial decarbonization strategy with integrated technologies to deliver many of India’s first successful interventions for industrial heating in manufacturing sector based on Concentrated Solar Thermal technologies. Before that, Siddharth led engineering & technology portfolio at Quadlogic Controls in the US. Siddharth is TEDx speaker and an inventor with multiple patents in energy technologies. He is founding member of India CEO Forum for Clean Air, a leadership think tank on environment pollution.
Siddharth holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Pennsylvania, USA.