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.

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Mr. Vinod Tanti — Wholetime Director & COO

Mr. Vinod 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 extensive experience of the complete wind energy value chain as well as process centricity and innovation. His focus areas are creating alignment and deriving synergy within and between value chain components, mainly working with Technology, Projects, Manufacturing, Operations and the Services business.

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Mr. Swapnil Jain — Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Swapnil Jain joined Suzlon in May 2019. He comes with vast experience in all areas of finance with specific focus on fund mobilization, management and business finance. He has experience of over 25 years encompassing various core sector industries like steel, power, ports and oil. Prior to Suzlon, he has held various leadership roles at the Essar Group

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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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Committees of Board

Audit Committee

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

Stakeholders Relationship Committee

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

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

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

CSR Committee

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

Securities Issue Committee

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

ESOP Committee

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

Risk Management Committee

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