Leadership

Suzlon’s dynamic leadership team is redefining the renewable energy industry and creating value for our customers, partners and employees.


Founder, Late Chairman and Managing Director

Tulsi Tanti

Mr. Tulsi Tanti

The driving force behind Suzlon's growth since its establishment in 1995, Mr. Tulsi Tanti's vision and strategic acumen transformed Suzlon and made it a global powerhouse in the energy sector. A world-renowned expert on renewable energy, Mr. Tanti believed in creating sustainable businesses and a sustainable world through energy independence and security.


Current Leadership

Tulsi Tanti

Mr. Vinod Tanti — Chairman and Managing Director,
Suzlon Group

Mr. Vinod Tanti, brother of late Mr. Tulsi Tanti and the eldest among remaining siblings, is aged 60 years, and is a founding member of Suzlon Energy Limited. He has a Bachelors’ degree in Civil Engineering. He has extensive experience of over 34 years managing various key functions at Suzlon. He was also the Chief Operating Officer of Senvion, Germany, for the period from 1st June 2012 till 15th June 2013, at a time when Senvion was a global leader in wind turbine technology. With a strong techno-commercial background, he has handled diverse portfolios, like wind resource assessment, acquisition, product design, prototyping, comprehensive supply management, project execution and lifecycle management through operations and maintenance services. Vinod Tanti brings to Suzlon, his vast experience of the complete wind energy value chain as well as his process centricity and drive for innovation. Suzlon established and continues to maintain its technology and service leadership in India under his supervision.

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Mr. Girish Tanti — Executive Vice Chairman,
Suzlon Group

Mr. Girish Tanti, brother of late Mr. Tulsi Tanti and youngest among remaining siblings, aged 52 years, is also a founding member of Suzlon Energy Limited. He has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from UK. He brings to Suzlon an extensive experience of over 27 years in renewables and international business. Girish holds a unique blend of understanding the dynamics of technology and strong business acumen. Over the past years, he has played many roles including incubating the renewable energy business in 1995, established technology development centres in Europe and India, setting up the global supply chain, developing wind markets across India, establishing global business operations and corporate development activities. He also led various service functions, such as human resources, information technology, communications and CSR. He has been instrumental in Suzlon’s rise to become the only wind energy player from a developing nation to rank among the top five worldwide.

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Mr. Ashwani Kumar — Chief Executive Officer,
Suzlon Group

Mr. Ashwani Kumar joined The Suzlon Group as Chief Executive Officer in October 2020. Acclaimed for his commercial acumen, transformational leadership and contract management skills, Ashwani brings over three decades of experience across leading Indian Infrastructure and Power companies to Suzlon.

Himanshu Mody

Mr. Himanshu Mody — Chief Financial Officer,
Suzlon Group

Mr. Himanshu Mody joined the Suzlon Group as Chief Financial Officer in July 2021. Himanshu has deep expertise in Finance and Strategy with specific focus on Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Fund Raising, Debt and Equity and Financial Restructuring. He brings over two decades of rich experience with leading Indian companies across sectors to Suzlon.

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Mr. Bernhard Telgmann — President Technology

Mr. Bernhard Telgmann joined Suzlon 2017. He is an expert in global technology driven plant engineering and construction business. He is a strategist with keen sense of product innovation growth opportunities and drives successful development and launch of new products and technologies, ensuring reduced time to market and cost. He has more than 28 years of experience across engineering thermal power plants, consulting in fuel cells and wind energy. He has sound knowledge in product development, engineering and project execution in system and solution business. Prior to Suzlon, he held leadership roles in IAC, Senvion and Siemens.

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Mr. JP Chalasani — Strategic Advisor

Mr. JP Chalasani joined Suzlon in April 2016 as Group Chief Executive Officer. Post a highly successful tenure as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Chalasani transitioned to a Strategic Advisor role with the group in July 2020. Renowned for project management and people leadership skills, Mr. Chalasani brings to the company more than 30 years of experience of working in the Indian power sector, especially with companies like NTPC, Reliance Power and Punj Lloyd.

Board of Directors

The board provides leadership and guidance to the company management on business strategies, growth plans and corporate governance.
Tulsi Tanti

Mr. Vinod Tanti

Chairman and Managing Director

Mr. Vinod Tanti, brother of late Mr. Tulsi Tanti and the eldest among remaining siblings, is aged 60 years, and is a founding member of Suzlon Energy Limited. He has a Bachelors' degree in Civil Engineering. He has extensive experience of over 34 years managing various key functions at Suzlon. He was also the Chief Operating Officer of Senvion, Germany, for the period from 1st June 2012 till 15th June 2013, at a time when Senvion was a global leader in wind turbine technology. With a strong techno-commercial background, he has handled diverse portfolios, like wind resource assessment, acquisition, product design, prototyping, comprehensive supply management, project execution and lifecycle management through operations and maintenance services. Vinod Tanti brings to Suzlon, his vast experience of the complete wind energy value chain as well as his process centricity and drive for innovation. Suzlon established and continues to maintain its technology and service leadership in India under his supervision.

Girish Tanti

Mr. Girish Tanti

Executive Vice Chairman

Mr. Girish Tanti, brother of late Mr. Tulsi Tanti and youngest among remaining siblings, aged 52 years, is also a founding member of Suzlon Energy Limited. He has a bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering and holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from UK. He brings to Suzlon an extensive experience of over 27 years in renewables and international business. Girish holds a unique blend of understanding the dynamics of technology and strong business acumen. Over the past years, he has played many roles including incubating the renewable energy business in 1995, established technology development centres in Europe and India, setting up the global supply chain, developing wind markets across India, establishing global business operations and corporate development activities. He also led various service functions, such as human resources, information technology, communications and CSR. He has been instrumental in Suzlon’s rise to become the only wind energy player from a developing nation to rank among the top five worldwide.

Vinod Tanti

Mr. Pranav Tanti

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Pranav Tanti is the eldest child of late Mr. Tulsi Tanti. Pranav holds an MBA degree from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and a dual honours degree in Business Administration & Finance from Keele University, UK. With nearly 20 years of experience in international business, Pranav also holds extensive expertise in the renewable energy industry. During his diverse global experience, Pranav has worked in some of the major business hubs in the world including India, China, US, and Hong Kong. Most recently Pranav was the Chief Executive Officer of Skeiron Renewable Energy, a company which invested and managed a portfolio of wind turbine assets of nearly 400 MW. Pranav founded the said company and successfully spearheaded fund raising from two Hong Kong based private equity firms. At the peak of the market in 2018, Pranav successfully led the exit of the portfolio, worth US$ 500 million. Pranav has also worked in the past at the Chicago and India offices for the Suzlon group, in various executive roles. He has also held positions at Merrill Lynch and CLSA in the investment banking and equity research divisions in Hong Kong and Beijing.

Marc Desaedeleer

Mr. Marc Desaedeleer

Independent Director

Mr. Marc Desaedeleer retired in early July 2018 from TRG (The Rohatyn Group) where he was a partner and a member of its Executive Committee. Prior to this, he was the Chief Investment Officer of Citigroup Venture Capital International (CVCI) Growth Fund I and Growth Fund II, respectively a $1.6Bn and a $4.3Bn Private Equity Fund focused on Emerging Markets. Before becoming CIO of CVCI, he led CVCI’s business in CEEMEA and India from 2001 to 2005. Prior to this he was a senior manager of Citibank’s Corporate Banking business covering over 20 countries focusing on Central Europe and Russia. In prior positions within Citigroup, Mr. Marc Desaedeleer was Business Manager for Citibank’s Corporate and Investment Banking business in France; managed several international businesses within Citibank’s Investment Banking group including ADRs; and was responsible for Citibank’s strategy in Global Equities. Before joining Citigroup, Mr. Marc Desaedeleer worked for several international companies including Sulzer (Switzerland) and Lisnave (Portugal). Mr. Marc Desaedeleer holds an M.B.A. degree from Carnegie Mellon University and Masters in Science degrees from the University of Louvain (Belgium).

Per Hornung Pedersen

Mr. Per Hornung Pedersen

Independent Director

Mr. Per Hornung Pedersen began his career at Arthur Andersen and spent 25 years in various managerial and executive positions, primarily with listed companies in the construction, packaging and telecom sector. He joined the wind industry as CFO of NEG Micon/Vestas in 2000, and moved to Suzlon in 2004. Under Mr. Pedersen’s watch, the company has transformed from a strong player in India to number five globally. He was also the CEO of REpower and succeeded in doubling turnover to 1.2 billion euros and quadrupled EBITA to around 100 million euros. 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, Mr. Pedersen has many years of international experience, managing diversity of cultures, growth and change.

Mr. Rakesh Sharma

Mr. Sameer Shah

Independent Director

Mr. Sameer Shah has over 35 years of experience. In his last employment, Mr. Sameer Shah was the CFO and Head of ICT for Petroleum, Chemicals & Mining Company for 5 years. Prior to that, Mr. Sameer Shah worked for 13 years with Deutsche Bank as a Managing Director heading the Equity Services Business for Asia Pacific and the Arabian Gulf countries. He also headed the Corporate Banking division of the bank for Western India from 2009-2011. His previous employment was with SABIC in Saudi Arabia, Ontario Hydro (HydroOne) in Canada and TCS in Mumbai before PCMC and Deutsche Bank. Currently, he is an independent Strategic Planning and Finance consultant. Mr. Sameer Shah is a qualified Treasurer with the Association of Corporate Treasurers in London, UK; has an MBA from the University of Rochester, New York, and has a diploma in Securities Law from the Government Law College, Mumbai. Mr. Sameer Shah is also involved with several non-profit organisations and actively serves on the Boards of Victoria Literacy Connection and Sidney Classical Orchestra. He has also volunteered with the Chinmaya Mission, the Sujaya Foundation, Jeevan Vikas Ganga Trust and United Way.

Mr. Rakesh Sharma

Ms. Seemantinee Khot

Independent Director

Ms. Seemantinee Khot, a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Pune University, 1980) and MASW (Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, 1982), has nearly four decades of experience in the development sector, 20 years of direct implementation with NGOs, 12 years of Bilateral Aid and UN assignments and 8 years in CSR and sustainability consulting.

Mr. Rakesh Sharma

Mr. Gautam Doshi

Independent Director

Mr. Gautam Doshi, a Chartered Accountant and Masters in Commerce, has been in professional practice for over 40 years. He advises various industrial groups and families and also serves as director on boards of listed and unlisted companies. Mr. Gautam Doshi has experience in wide range of areas covering Mergers and Acquisitions, Direct, Indirect and International Taxation, Transfer Pricing, Accounting and Corporate and Commercial Laws. He has been actively involved in conceptualising and implementing a number of mergers and restructuring transactions, both domestic and cross border, involving many of the top 20 listed companies on the BSE as also those forming part of FTSE 100.

He has served on the Councils of Western Region as also All India level of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India which has the task of development and regulation of profession of accountancy in India. During his tenure on the Council, he served on several committees and contributed significantly to the work of Board of Studies which is responsible for education and system of training of students. He also served as Chairman of Committees on direct and indirect taxation.

Mr. Hiten Timbadia

Mr. Hiten Timbadia

Non-Executive Director

Mr. Hiten Timbadia is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has 34 years of experience in the field of Accounting, Taxation, Auditing, Finance and Consultancy. He is a partner of the firm M/s. Valia & Timbadia, Chartered Accountants, since 1990.

Aja-Mathur

Mr. Ajay Mathur

Nominee Director of REC

Mr. Ajay Mathur holds a degree in AICWA (ICMA) and MBA (Finance), Delhi University, and has over 30 years of experience in the field of Finance & Accounts. Previously he has worked in organisations like Steel Authority of India Limited in various locations and capacities in the areas of Corporate Accounts, Costing, MIS, Budgeting, etc. Currently, he works in REC Limited in the Credit Appraisal Division, looking after entity appraisal and related work.

Committees of Board

Audit Committee

Mr. Per Hornung Pedersen – Chairman
Mr. Vinod Tanti – Member
Mr. Gautam Doshi – Member
Mr. Sameer Shah – Member

Stakeholders Relationship Committee

Mr. Per Hornung Pedersen – Chairman
Mr. Vinod Tanti – Member
Mr. Girish Tanti – Member

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Mr. Per Hornung Pedersen – Chairman
Mr. Sameer Shah – Member
Mr. Pranav Tanti – Member

CSR Committee

Mr. Vinod Tanti – Chairman
Mr. Girish Tanti – Member
Mr. Per Hornung Pedersen – Member

Securities Issue Committee

Mr. Vinod Tanti – Chairman
Mr. Girish Tanti – Member

Risk Management Committee

Mr. Vinod Tanti – Chairman
Mr. Girish Tanti – Member
Mr. Sameer Shah – Member
Mr. Ashwani Kumar (CEO) – Member