Leadership

Suzlon’s management team includes a mix of home grown leaders and professionals from varied industries bringing their wealth of experience. As custodians of shareholders’ interests and business growth, the dynamic leadership team comes together to set a sustainable and profitable growth agenda as well as review actions to ensure momentum.

Tulsi R. Tanti

Tulsi Tanti

Chairman and Managing Director

Since establishing it in 1995, Tulsi Tanti has driven Suzlon with the aim to pursue sustainable social, economic and ecological development. A world renowned expert on alternative energy, he believes in creating sustainable businesses and economies through energy independence and security. Tanti leads the strategic growth initiatives for the businesses of Suzlon Group.

J.P.Chalasani

J.P.Chalasani

Group CEO

J.P. Chalasani joined Suzlon in April, 2016. He brings to the company his renowned project management and people leadership skills, and his rich, 30-year Indian power sector experience developed at companies like NTPC, Reliance Power and Punj Lloyd. A strong advocate of the business fundamentals, technology focus and innovative business models of Suzlon, he spearheads the overall performance of the organisation.

  • Board of Directors
  • Committees of Board
  • Suzlon’s Board of Directors represents a fine blend of knowledge and experience in a host of industries.

    Girish Tanti

    Tulsi Tanti

    Chairman and Managing Director

    Since establishing it in 1995, Tulsi Tanti has driven Suzlon with the aim to pursue sustainable social, economic and ecological development. A world renowned expert on alternative energy, he believes in creating sustainable businesses and economies through energy independence and security. Tanti leads the strategic growth initiatives for the businesses of Suzlon Group.

    Girish Tanti

    Girish Tanti

    Non-executive Director

    One of the promoters of the company, Girish Tanti brings to the table extensive business management experience. Pivotal to Suzlon since its inception, he has furthered business growth and internationalization, and built the Suzlon brand. He has also been responsible for transforming Suzlon from a dream to a reality. Girish Tanti now works in a strategic, supervisory role as a mentor.

    Mr. Vinod Tanti

    Vinod Tanti

    Wholetime Director & COO

    Vinod Tanti has 27 years of industry experience and has been with Suzlon since its inception. He has been involved in its project planning, detailed wind mapping and micro-siting for wind projects and has worked in a variety of capacities including Chief Manufacturing Officer (Supply Chain) and whole-time Director. On the Board of Directors, Vinod Tanti’s focus is on creating alignment and facilitating value chain synergy.

    Mr. V.Raghuraman

    V. Raghuraman

    Independent Director

    V. Raghuraman is an internationally recognized specialist in energy management, energy efficiency, energy policy and regulatory and technology issues. He has been Chairman of the World Energy Efficiency Association and Secretary General of ASSOCHAM. He currently serves as the Principal Advisor and Chief Coordinator of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Energy Program.

    Mr. Marc Desaedeleer

    Marc Desaedeleer

    Independent Director

    Marc Desaedeleer is based in Singapore, and is the Chief Investment Officer of TRG Private Investments. Prior to joining TRG, he served as the Interim CEO and CIO for the Citi Venture Capital International (CVCI) business. In prior positions within Citigroup, he was Business Manager for Citibank’s Corporate and Investment Banking business in France, managed international businesses including ADRs, and was responsible for Citibank’s strategy in Global Equities. He holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and several Masters in Science degrees from the University of Louvain (Belgium) where he was Assistant Professor.

    Mr. Ravi Uppal

    Ravi Uppal

    Independent Director

    Ravi Uppal is a Mechanical Engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has also completed his Advanced Management Programme at Wharton Business School, USA. He has held many positions in the tenure of his career including President (Power) and whole-time Director at L&T, and as President - Global Markets, ABB Group, among others. Ravi Uppal has received many accolades including, but not limited to, bring awarded the Royal Order of the Polar Star by the King of Sweden and named a Knight of this Order in recognition of his invaluable services to Sweden.

    V. Subramanian

    Independent Director

    Venkataraman Subramanian is a retired officer of the premier Indian Administrative Services (IAS), which he joined in 1971. He retired from the position of Secretary to the Government in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in June 2008, prior to which he occupied various important positions in the Governments of West Bengal and India. His rich experience at the policy making and implementation levels cuts across various sectors including finance, aviation, energy and labour among others. As Secretary in the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, he has undertaken path breaking initiatives that have resulted in doubling the grid connected renewable power generation capacity in less than three years. He is a founder member of the Indian Renewable Energy Federation, and a Director on the boards of leading Public and Private Sector Companies. He is also a freelance consultant and well known speaker on renewable energy in various international conferences.

    Mr. PerHornung Pedersen

    Per Hornung Pedersen

    Independent Director

    Per Hornung Pedersen began his career at Arthur Andersen and spent 25 years in various managerial and executive positions, primarily in listed companies in the construction, packaging and telecom sector. He joined the wind industry as CFO in NEG Micon/Vestas in 2000, and moved to Suzlon in 2004, responsible for international operations. In four years, he took the company from a strong player in India to number 6 globally in the industry. He was then appointed as CEO of REpower and, in his role, doubled turnover to 1.2 billion Euros and quadrupled EBITA to around 100 million Euros. Pedersen left REpower in the spring of 2011 and, since then, has been active in a number of Supervisory Boards. He is a Senior Advisor to MCF Corporate Finance, Hamburg, Atrium Partners, Copenhagen and Apricum CleanTech Advisory, Berlin. Complementing his long experience in business strategy and development within the wind industry and renewable sector, Pedersen has many years of international experience, managing diversity of cultures, growth and change.

    Mr. PerHornung Pedersen

    Vijaya Sampath

    Independent Director

    Vijaya Sampath, currently a senior partner in the corporate practice of Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan, Attorneys with over 35 years of experience advises clients on M&A, joint ventures,FDI, private equity, financing and commercial agreements. She is an independent director on the Board of six companies, two publicly listed and four unlisted subsidiaries of a large and diverse conglomerate. In addition, she is also the Ombudsperson for the Bharti group with responsibility for implementing the code of conduct and associated with Nyaya Bharti, a CSR initiative for providing legal aid to the economically and socially disadvantaged under trials.

    Mr. Rajiv Ranjan Jha

    Rajiv Ranjan Jha

    Nominee Director of PFC

    Rajiv Ranjan Jha has over 23 years of experience and is presently the Additional General Manager (Projects) at Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC). Having been at PFC since March 1997, he handles its renewable energy portfolio. Prior to joining PFC, he worked with Visakhapatnam Steel Plant from November 1988 to February 1997, where he was responsible for plant operations and maintenance, and material planning.

    Mr. Sunit Sarkar

    Sunit Sarkar

    Nominee Director of IDBI

    Mr. Sunit Sarkar, a B.Tech. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur, ICWA, CAIIB and PGDBM, and who is currently the Chief General Manager, MCG, IDBI Bank, joined IDBI Bank as Direct Recruit Grade 'B' Officer in 1993 and has experience in project finance, recovery, corporate finance, project appraisal, syndication, etc. at different positions. Prior to joining IDBI Bank, he has work experience in Multinational companies in the field of gas, welding, etc.

    Mrs. Pratima Ram

    Pratima Ram

    Nominee Director of SBI

    Pratima Ram is an experienced banker with three decades of experience in corporate, international, investment and retail banking. Having worked in India, USA and South Africa, she has held numerous positions at the State Bank of India and State Bank of India Capital Markets. In the private sector, she has been Group President Finance at Punj Lloyd Group and CEO and whole-time Director of India Infoline Finance. Previously on the Boards of SBI California, USA and India Infoline Finance, Mumbai, she is currently an Independent Director on the boards of Havells India, Nandan Denims and Cura Healthcare, and is an advisor to India Infoline Finance. She is also on the Management Committee of Bangalore Chambers of Industry and Commerce.

  • Audit Committee

    1. V.Raghuraman – Chairman
    2. V.Subramanian – Member
    3. Per Hornung Pedersen – Member

    Stakeholders Relationship Committee

    1. V. Raghuraman – Chairman
    2. Tulsi R. Tanti – Member
    3. Vinod R.Tanti – Member

    Nomination and Remuneration Committee

    1. V.Raghuraman – Chairman
    2. Marc Desaedeleer – Member
    3. Vijaya Sampath – Member
    4. Per Hornung Pedersen – Member
    5. Girish R.Tanti – Member

    CSR Committee

    1. Tulsi R. Tanti – Chairman
    2. Girish R. Tanti
    3. V. Raghuraman

    Securities Issue Committee

    1. Tulsi R. Tanti – Chairman
    2. Vinod R. Tanti – Member
    3. V. Raghuraman – Member

    ESOP Committee

    1. Tulsi R. Tanti – Chairman
    2. Vinod R. Tanti – Member

    Risk Management Committee

    1. Tulsi R. Tanti – Chairman
    2. Vinod R. Tanti – Member
    3. Kirti J. Vagadia – Member