2018 Global CEO Excellence Awards

CEO MONTHLY / GLOBAL CEO EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2018 33 , GCE18029 Best Renewable Energy CEO 2018 - India Hinduja Renewables Energy Private Limited, part of Hinduja Group, is an innovative renewable energy firm based inMumbai, India. We profile the firm and spoke to CEO Kapil Maheshwari to find out more. Launched in 2016, Hinduja Renewables Pvt offers a range of renewable energy solutions, drawing on the vast expertise of its parent group, which draws on vast experience in the global investment industry. Over the years, the group has expanded and diversified its businesses, with significant social and charitable contributions, under the present leadership of Chairman, Srichand, ably supported by his brothers, Gopichand, Prakash and Ashok. Today, the Hinduja Group has become one of the largest diversified groups in the world spanning all the continents. The Group employs over 125,000 people and has offices in many key cities of the world and all the major cities in India. The Hinduja Family has always adapted to free-market reforms moving quickly in new markets that have opened, and capitalising on new economy opportunities. As a result, the Hinduja Group has now strategically positioned itself to contribute to old economy sectors such as Banking and Finance, Transport, Energy (Oil and Power) as well as the new economy of Technology, Media and Telecom. This move into new markets has led the group to explore renewable energy and create Hinduja Renewables Pvt, headed by Kapil Maheshwari. He explores how he works to drive this new venture to success. “Currently, I am CEO of Hinduja Renewables Energy Private Limited. It is a two-year-old organization in a very diversified global conglomerate. It feels like working in a start up in a large set up. I am driven by strong work ethics and strive to ensure that we deliver best possible value to our customers. We are penchant for technology, emphasis on employee training and empowerment and strict safety and quality adherence. Being an Independent power producer, most of our clients are DISCOM or large industrial and commercial power users. “Personally, I strongly believe my past experience has helped me to grow the organization in last two years to a significant market player. I am building this organization and business from scratch. My past experience of working in Business Development, technology, Sales, Design and Engineering has helped me to understand the nuances of building the business as P&L leader. My professional and academic experience has helped me to understand all technical and commercial aspects for building and running the business successfully.” As CEO of Hinduja Renewables Pvt and Head for Solar Business at Hinduja Group, Kapil is responsible for building the business from scratch. Since he formed the company he has worked hard to raise funds, and he acquired 22.3 MWp from a French developer and 85 MWp from leading PE firms in India, and together they are now working on entire business structuring. All this was done with very limited support, no adviser on our side during M&A and no CFO also. Alongside his work setting up the firm, Kapil is also leading the group in all due diligence (financial, land, technical, tax, and legal), as well as SPA negotiations. He explores how he leads his team to excellence by supporting them and working with them and their industry peers to ensure a satisfactory outcome for all involved. “When it comes to leading my team, I believe in them and am always setting up stretched targets for everyone. The vision and mission of the organization is clear to all team members and they are empowered to take their own decisions within certain boundaries. With my people management skills, I am able to work well from site supervisor/ Engineer to Chairman of the company. If you have courage and clear focus you will find people joining hands with you for mutual growth.” Looking ahead, Hinduja Renewables Energy Private Limited will remain committed to driving change in the Indian renewable energy space and enhancing Hinduja Group’s success in this burgeoning market. Company: Hinduja Renewables Energy Private Limited Contact: Kapil Maheshwari Address: Hinduja House, 171, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli, Mumbai, 400018, India Phone: 0091 22 6136 0407 Website: hindujagroup.com

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