Leadership

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

Tulsi Tanti

Mr. Tulsi Tanti — Chairman & Managing Director

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

J P Chalasani

Mr. JP Chalasani — Group CEO

Mr. JP Chalasani joined Suzlon in April 2016. 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. Tulsi Tanti

Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Tulsi R.Tanti is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Suzlon Group. A visionary and a world renowned expert on renewable energy, he is passionate about championing the cause of affordable and sustainable energy to tackle the paradigm of economic growth and climate change. He is credited with the establishment of the renewable market in India and has been conferred with numerous awards including ‘Champion of the Earth’ by the UN and 'Hero of the Environment' by TIME magazine. Mr. Tulsi R.Tanti holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce and a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Girish Tanti

Mr. Girish Tanti

Non-executive Director

Mr. Girish R.Tanti is one of the founding members of Suzlon Energy Limited. He brings to Suzlon a unique blend of understanding the dynamics of technology and strong business acumen. He has played many roles in helping create the global corporation that Suzlon is today. Over the years he has led International Business Development, Human Resources, Information Technology, Communications and CSR – all critical functions in making Suzlon the only wind energy player from a developing nation to rank among the top five worldwide. In his current role, as Director-on board, he provides strategic direction and oversight towards the long-term objectives of the group. Through the years, Mr. Girish R.Tanti has not only believed in, but completely devoted himself to champion the vision of harnessing the power of wind to power a greener, more sustainable tomorrow for generations to come. Mr. Girish R.Tanti is an electronic engineer with a management graduation from the Business School at The Cardiff University UK.

Vinod Tanti

Mr. Vinod Tanti

Wholetime Director & COO

Mr. Vinod R.Tanti has been associated with Suzlon right from its inception. He has handled diverse portfolios, largely on a Conceive - Design - Build - Operate and Transfer model. He contributes to the Company his experience of the entire wind value chain segments as well as process centricity and innovation. His focus areas are creating alignment and deriving synergy within and between value chain components. Mr. Vinod R.Tanti holds a Degree in Civil Engineering.

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. Rakesh Sharma

Nominee Director

Mr. Rakesh Sharma is a B.Sc. in Bio & Chemistry and LLM in Corporate Laws, joined State Bank of India in 1978 as probationary officer. During his tenure with State Bank of India, he handled various assignments in retail banking, corporate credit, international banking, micro finance and agricultural banking. He was instrumental in opening of State Bank of India’s branch at Shanghai, China. His last assignment with State Bank of India was as a Circle Chief General Manager of undivided Andhra Pradesh.

Committees of Board

Audit Committee

Mr. Per Hornung Pedersen – Chairman
Mr. Marc Desaedeleer – Member
Mr. Vinod R. Tanti – Member

Stakeholders Relationship Committee

Mr. Per Hornung Pedersen – Chairman
Mr. Tulsi R. Tanti – Member
Mr. Vinod R. Tanti – Member

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Mr. Marc Desaedeleer – Chairman
Mr. Per Hornung Pedersen – Member
Mr. Girish R. Tanti – Member

CSR Committee

Mr. Tulsi R. Tanti – Chairman
Mr. Girish R. Tanti – Member
Mr. Per Hornung Pedersen – Member

Securities Issue Committee

Mr. Tulsi R. Tanti – Chairman
Mr. Vinod R. Tanti – Member

ESOP Committee

Mr. Tulsi R. Tanti – Chairman
Mr. Vinod R. Tanti – Member

Risk Management Committee

Mr. Tulsi R. Tanti – Chairman
Mr. JP Chalasani – Member
Mr. Vinod R. Tanti – Member