Leadership

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

Tulsi Tanti

Tulsi Tanti — Chairman & Managing Director

The driving force behind Suzlon’s growth since its establishment in 1995, 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

JP Chalasani — Group CEO

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

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

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

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.

V Raghuraman

V Raghuraman

Independent Director

An internationally recognised specialist in energy management, energy efficiency, energy policy, and regulatory and technology issues, V Raghuraman currently serves as the Principal Advisor and Chief Coordinator of Confederation of Indian Industry’s Energy Programme. He has also served as the Chairman of World Energy Efficiency Association and Secretary General of Assocham.

Marc Desaedeleer

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).

Ravi Uppal

Ravi Uppal

Independent Director

Ravi Uppal has wide-ranging business experience, spanning over 40 years in engineering, manufacturing and infrastructure segments in India and abroad. He served as the MD & Group CEO of Jindal Steel & Power Limited, Whole-time Director of L&T Group Board and MD & CEO (Power) at L&T, held various positions in ABB Group, and is credited as being the Founding MD of Volvo in India. Mr. Uppal has worked for over 15 years in diverse roles in Europe, Middle East, North Africa and South East Asia. He has recently set up a new venture, SISCOL in partnership with the legendary infrastructure company YONGNAM, of Singapore which is undertaking steel based civil & industrial infrastructure in India. Mr. Uppal holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the IIT Delhi, which has honoured him as a Distinguished Alumni. He is also an alumnus of the IIM Ahmedabad. He has also done Advanced Management Program from Wharton Business School, USA. He has been on the board of several companies in India and Europe including BAE, UK, Actis Private Equity, UK, Riverina Bio Energy, Australia, and TCI Srei Finance. He has also been on the Board of Governors of the IIM, Bangalore.

V. Subramanian

Venkataraman Subramanian

Independent Director

A retired Indian Administrative Services officer, Venkataraman Subramanian was the Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India. He has rich experience of policy making and implementation levels in several sectors, including finance, aviation, energy, labour, etc. As Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, his path breaking initiatives 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 serves as a director to leading public and private sector companies. He also works as a freelance consultant and is a well-known speaker on renewable energy.

Per Hornung 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 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.

Vijaya Sampath

Vijaya Sampath

Independent Director

A senior partner at the Lakshmikumaran and Sridharan, Attorneys, Vijaya Sampath, has over 35 years of experience in advising clients on M&A, joint ventures, FDI, private equity, financing and commercial agreements. She serves as an independent director to six companies. Ms. Sampath also acts as ombudsperson for the Bharti group, responsible for implementing its code of conduct and Nyaya Bharti, a CSR initiative for providing legal aid to the economically and socially disadvantaged undertrials.

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, the USA and South Africa, she has held various positions at the State Bank of India and State Bank of India Capital Markets. Ms. Ram has also served as the Group President Finance at Punj Lloyd Group, and CEO and whole-time Director of India Infoline Finance. She currently serves as an independent director on the boards of Havells India, Nandan Denims and Cura Healthcare, and is also an advisor to India Infoline Finance. She is also on the management committee of the Bangalore Chambers of Industry and Commerce.

Mr. Brij Mohan Sharma

Brij Mohan Sharma

Nominee Director of IDBI

Brij Mohan Sharma joined banking in July 1982 as a Probationary Officer with State Bank Group. He moved to new generation private sector banking in August 1995 by joining Bank of Punjab Ltd. Mr. Sharma joined IDBI Bank Ltd. when it was floated as private sector entity in April 2002.

He has worked extensively in the banking sector in retail and corporate banking as well as policy level functions in branch operations, structured retail assets and assorted functions in various capacities at Corporate Office. Presently, Mr Sharma is posted as Field Chief General Manager, Pune Zone of IDBI Bank.

Committees of Board

Audit Committee

V Raghuraman – Chairman
V Subramanian – Member
Per Hornung Pedersen – Member

Stakeholders Relationship Committee

V Raghuraman – Chairman
Tulsi R Tanti – Member
Vinod R Tanti – Member

Nomination Remuneration Committee

V Raghuraman – Chairman
Marc Desaedeleer – Member
Mrs. Vijaya Sampath – Member
Per Hornung Pedersen – Member
Girish R Tanti – Member

CSR Committee

Tulsi R Tanti – Chairman
Girish R Tanti - Member
V Raghuraman - Member

Securities Issue Committee

Tulsi R Tanti – Chairman
Vinod R Tanti – Member
V Raghuraman – Member

ESOP Committee

Tulsi R Tanti – Chairman
Vinod R Tanti – Member

Risk Management Committee

Tulsi R Tanti – Chairman
Vinod R Tanti – Member
Kirti J Vagadia – Member