August 1, 2008
Suzlon appoints Mr. Sumant Sinha as Chief Operating Officer
Pune: Taking forward the companys drive to strengthen and broaden management
bandwidth, Suzlon Energy Limited - the worlds fifth largest wind turbine maker with
10.5% of global market share, has appointed Mr. Sumant Sinha as its Chief Operating
Officer with effect from 1st August 2008.
Mr. Sinha brings with him invaluable experience and knowledge from years spent in
leadership roles in multinational corporations. Most recently, he set up and had been
the CEO of Aditya Birla Retail, and prior to that held the position of Group CFO for the
Aditya Birla Group. Prior to joining the Aditya Birla Group, Sumant has over ten years
of experience in international finance which includes an exciting career with Citicorp
Securities in New York and London, and ING Barings in New York.
Speaking on the development, Mr. Toine van Megen, CEO of Suzlon, said: We are
very pleased to welcome Sumant on board. His experience in global leadership roles
will further help strengthen Suzlons management team and the companys
Mr. Tulsi Tanti, CMD of Suzlon, said: Sumant has an excellent track record in both the
Indian and international environments which will help Suzlon execute its global plans
more effectively. This is an important step in building the Suzlon team for continued
rapid growth and scale. We are therefore delighted to have him as part of the senior
Sumant Sinha said: I am extremely pleased to be entering the exciting and very
relevant area of renewable energy. Suzlon as the fifth largest wind power company
globally, is well positioned to capitalize on the rapid growth in the sector, and I look
forward to being part of the team that makes this happen.