Clean energy solution provider Suzlon Group has appointed Ashwani Kumar as its group Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Suzlon Group Chairman and Managing Director Tulsi Tanti said in a statement, "Ashwani Kumar brings with him a rich experience of power and infrastructure sectors in India. Renewable energy has transformed into a mainstream source of energy offering power plant scale solutions, making his experience highly relevant for us."
Kumar, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and The Harvard Business School, has over three decades of experience in projects, business development, and finance at leading Indian power and infrastructure companies.
Having spearheaded the construction of over 6,000 megawatts (MW) of power projects from bidding to commercial operations, Kumar has proven expertise in closing and managing large, complex contracts, effectively leveraging corporate affairs.
In the statement, Kumar stated, "I have always followed Suzlon's journey with keen interest. I have great respect for the resilience and tenacity of the company and its stakeholders."
He further added that the business fundamentals are strong with compelling and credible operations and that he believes that the time for wind and renewable energy to grow exponentially in India is now. Given the rising awareness around developing clean energy resources and sustainability, Kumar has his work cut out in the coming months.