Bachelor’s in Commerce; Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. 1995, founded Suzlon Energy. Currently, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Group, an Indian MNC and a prominent player in the global renewable energy sector. Member: Committee of Energy Shapers, a dedicated group of highly influential individuals that are focused on improving the global energy framework; Board of Management, TERI University, Delhi. Leads the development of public policy for energy use and advises on policy issues with participation from key industry bodies, such as the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Confederation of Indian Industry. Panel Member, various forums, including: BRICS Business Council; India-UK CEOs Forum; India-Spain CEOs Forum; India-China CEOs Forum; India-Canada CEOs Forum; Indo-French CEOs Forum; India-Sri Lanka CEOs Forum; India- Russia CEOs Forum; FICCI International Council; Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategy for Inclusive Growth, NITI Aayog. Recipient of awards and honours, including: Champion of the Earth, United Nations Environment Programme (2009); Hero of the Environment, Time magazine for his contribution to raising awareness and initiating action on global climate change. Expertise: clean energy.