The Suzlon Board appoints JP Chalasani as Chief Executive Officer

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The board of the supplier of clean energy solutions Suzlon energy appointed JP Chalasani as Chief Executive Officer of the company after the resignation of Ashwani Kumar of the mail. Ashwani Kumar has stepped down as CEO effective April 5, 2023 due to personal reasons, according to a BSE filing.

The Board of Directors, at its meeting of April 4, 2023, approved, among others, the appointment of JP Chalasani as Chief Executive Officer and one of the key executives of the company, to act as Group Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect, i.e. from April 5, 2023, the filing said.

Chalasani served as Group CEO of Suzlon from April 2016 to July 2020 and then continued as a strategic advisor to the Suzlon Group.

Chalasani has over 40 years of public and private sector experience across the spectrum of the energy sector (power generation projects, transmission, distribution, trading and coal mining).

Prior to his earlier stint as the company’s Group Chief Executive Officer, Chalasani was the Group CEO and Managing Director of Punj Lloyd since January 2014 and was responsible for the group’s global energy, infrastructure and defense businesses, which are close to the USD lie. 1.8 billion.

Prior to joining Punj Lloyd, Chalasani had spent over 18 years with the Reliance Group. He joined Reliance Group (undivided) in 1995 as Vice President and worked on a number of assignments for the group.

He also served as the first Chief Executive Officer and the Director on the Board of BSES Rajdhani and BSES Yamuna Power Ltd.

In 2003, together with Anil Ambani, he was appointed to the Board of Reliance Infrastructure as Director Business Development. After the split of the Reliance Group, Chalasani was with the ADAG group.

He took over as CEO of Reliance Power in March 2008, shortly after the company completed its major IPO.

Chalasani created a team of 10 people to start Reliance Power and grew it to a 30,000 MW company (generation, under construction and development) in 2013.

Prior to joining Reliance Group, Chalasani began his career at NTPC and spent 15 years in various positions, including Special Technical Assistant to the Chairman and General Manager.