News: Vikram Solar onboards renewable energy veteran as new CEO


Vikram Solar onboards renewable energy veteran as new CEO

Gyanesh Chaudhary will remain the MD and will focus on diversification, new ventures and key corporate initiatives.
Vikram Solar onboards renewable energy veteran as new CEO

Vikram Solar, one of India’s leading module manufacturers and a prominent EPC & rooftop solar solutions provider, has named renewable energy sector veteran, Saibaba Vutukuri as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company. Meanwhile, Gyanesh Chaudhary will retain his position as the Managing Director of the company and with Vutukuri’s appointment, he will take on a more strategic role involving portfolio diversification, key strategic initiatives, and future ventures.

Speaking about Vutukuri’s appointment, Gyanesh Chaudhary, Managing Director, Vikram Solar said, “Sai’s knowledge and experience will be an extremely valuable asset to Vikram Solar. His wide experience in solar manufacturing, corporate affairs, and international markets will help us to further strengthen our leadership position in the renewable sector. I will be supporting Sai in the transition process during the first half of the year to ensure a seamless experience for all our internal and external stakeholders.”

Vutukuri is an alumnus from the Copenhagen Business School with over 3 decades of industry experience, with more than two decades spent in the wind and solar sector. Besides serving as the President and CEO- Diversification of the BSE listed Inox Wind Ltd in his last assignment, he had previously held leadership positions in several organizations including Business Head/Chief Executive, India Business (South and East) and South East Asia markets at Suzlon Energy Ltd among other leadership roles.

In his appointment, the newly appointed CEO Saibaba Vutukuri shared “I’m delighted to be joining Vikram Solar as the CEO at an exciting time for the business. It is a remarkable company with a long history of outperformance, creating innovative products. I’m looking forward to working with an exceptional group of leaders over the coming years to continue to transform Vikram Solar.” 

Vutukuri’s appointment comes in at an important juncture, marking the next phase of growth at Vikram Solar. Under the leadership of Gyanesh Chaudhary, Vikram Solar has become one of the largest solar module manufacturers in India in the last 14 years. The company’s focus will be on future expansion, new business opportunities and growth plans including investments and major Capex decisions among key business areas.

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Topics: Appointments, Leadership

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