President – Electrification Business, ABB India
Chandraprakash (CP) Vyas is President – Electrification Business, ABB India, with 30+ years of experience in Service, Sales & Marketing, Supply Chain, Business Operations & General Management in ABB. CP started his career in service and has held various leadership roles. He has been heading and leading growing businesses in various locations across multiple cities around the country. He is responsible for complete value chain of solutions from low voltage to 33kV equipments. He is also responsible for a significant channel network for ABB’s business and driving technology solutions for building the infrastructure backbone for smarter and inclusive cities - smart power distribution, sustainable mobility solutions with electric vehicle charging and solutions for smart and energy efficient buildings. In ABB, CP is known for his acumen in change leadership. While being the Local Product Group head for high voltage equipment, he was asked to lead and grow ABB’s medium voltage business in Nashik. CP has not only built a solid business for distribution solutions but has made an example of its growth within the ABB universe. With multiple product innnovations, a state of the art training center, the business became a hotspot for process innovations, lean six sigma, kaizens, and global feeder factories.
Secretary General, The European Association for Electromobility - AVERE
Mr. Philippe Vangeel - found his way as Secretary General in one of the fastest changing and growing technologies: electric vehicles. An engineer by background, Philippe has always worked as manager in the electronic sector. Preceding his role as a Secretary General of AVERE, he has worked an innovative entrepreneur in e-retails, security and the medical sector.
e-Mobility, Global Head of Sales Innovation Business - Schneider Electric
Power Utility and Electricity Mobility vertical of AEEE as a Senior Research Associate
Chandana works in the Power Utility and Electricity Mobility vertical of AEEE as a Senior Research Associate. Her research area is Distributed Energy Resources, focusing on Electric Vehicles, Demand Response, and Flexible loads. In her current role she is leading research projects focused on nudging EV adoption, electrification of fleets and smart charging. Chandana has over 8 years of work experience, of which 3 years are in clean energy sector.She started her career in the Petrochemical sector at Reliance Industries Limited.Passionate about clean energy, she altered her career path with commitment to work towards sustainable energy transition. Prior to joining AEEE, she was engaged as a Consultant for the Technical Assistance program for Solar Rooftop Deployment and has assisted policy and regulatory framework development. Chandana holds Masters in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management from TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi and Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Government Engineering College, Thrissur. She is an advocate for gender parity in energy transition and an active member of collectives including Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition, Women of EVs and South Asia Women in Energy.
Ministry of power(MOP) - National Smart Grid Mission (NSGM)
Director Technical - Ministry of Energy Karnataka
DGM, Smart-grid and EV – BESCOM
C. K. Sreenath, Deputy General Manager (SG & EV), Corporate Office, BESCOM, K R Circle, Bangalore. Mr. Sreenath graduated in electrical engineering from Sri Siddhartha Institute of Technology affiliated to Bangalore University during 1993. He holds an MBA in Project Management and he started a career in the steel industry after graduation. He worked in the automation manufacturing industry for about five years before joining the Karnataka Electricity Board in 1998. He worked across Karnataka state in Operation and Maintenance of electrical distribution field for 15 years. He further worked in Bangalore city Distribution Automation System(DAS) project for five years. During the project implementation period, as a part of the project development team, he worked in Atlanta, the USA for about one and a half years. He visited France and the United Kingdom during the project period. Presently he is heading Smart Grid and Electric Vehicles Wing in corporate office BESCOM for 1 year.
Director Technical - Telangana State Northern Power Distribution
National Program Director - EASE OF DOING BUSINESS - Government Facilitator
Abhijeet Sinha is serving as National Program Director of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Program and Country Director (India) at Advanced Services for Social & Administrative Reforms (ASSAR). Beginning his career as a corporate banker, he later stepped in the field of governmental business consulting for grass-root initiatives on green energy and climate with national and global organizations.
With his experience in delivering strategic level policy and financial advice for climate and green energy, he further served as Program Director at ASSAR in Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) across India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Extending his services to other international organizations, he worked with UNDP India, UNICEF India, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, CARIAA, IDRC, CRDI, Red Cross – Red Crescent, Universities of Cape Town, Ghana, Nairobi, East Anglia, Nambia and Department for International Development UK-AIDs in varied ASSAR projects.
Associate Professor, Transportation Systems Engineering (TSE), Convenor, IISc Sustainable Transportation Lab (IST Lab), Indian Institute of Science (IISc)
Prof. Ashish Verma is the Convenor of “IISc Sustainable Transportation Lab. (IST Lab.)”. He is Ph.D. from IIT Bombay and currently serving as Associate Professor of Transportation Systems Engg. at Dept. of Civil Engg., Centre for infrastructure, Sustainable Transportation, and Urban Planning (CiSTUP), and Robert Bosch Centre for Cyber Physical Systems (RBCCPS) at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India. Further, he was a Visiting Professor at ITMO University, Saint Petersberg, Russia during 2016 and a Visiting Fellow at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia during 2019. Before joining IISc, he has served in IIT Guwahati, and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). His research interests are in; sustainable transportation planning & policy, integrated public transport planning and management, transport & Quality of Life (QoL), transport & climate change, modeling and optimization of transportation systems, travel behavior analysis and modeling, pedestrian and crowd flow modeling, driver behaviour and road safety, intelligent transportation system (ITS), traffic control & management etc.
He has authored more than 195 research publications in the area of sustainable transportation and road safety. He has also authored a book on “Public Transport Planning and Management in Developing Countries” along with Prof. T.V.Ramanayya (Retd. Prof. IIM Bangalore), published by CRC Press and also another book on "Integrated Public Transportation System – Planning and Modelling”, published by VDM Publishing House Ltd. He is Editor of the journal ‘Transport Policy’, Elsevier; Associate Editor of ‘Urban Rail Transit’, Springer, and ‘Journal of Modern Mobility Systems (JMMS)’, Mason Publishing. He is the Founding and Current President of the society Transportation Research Group of India (TRG). He is presently serving as Steering & Scientific Committee Member of World Conference on Transport Research Society (WCTRS) based in University of Leeds, UK. He is the Chair of the Technical Committee of TRG (TCT-D01) on “Travel Behaviour and Transport Demand”. He is also Chair of Special Interest Group (SIG) H2 of WCTRS which is focused on transportation in developing economies. More details about him can be seen on his home-page http://civil.iisc.ernet.in/~ashishv/ .
Building the Electric Vehicles investment strategy and pipeline for emerging markets globally at IFC - International Finance Corporation
IFC is helping mobilize the private sector to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in emerging markets. Helping to drive that change is IFC’s senior industry specialist Kartik Gopal.
A $50 billion+ investment opportunity over the next decade across global cities, EVs have the potential to lower transport costs, improve air quality, and create millions of green jobs. As more governments look for ways to get diesel and petrol engines off the streets, EVs are also critical in the fight against climate change.
“More than half of the global population already lives in urban areas and by 2050 that number is expected to increase to nearly seventy percent”, said Gopal, who is leading IFC’s EV strategy. “Most of that growth will be in Asia and Africa. Not only does the electrification of transport represent a significant market opportunity but it’s also a way to combat choking urban smog.”
Managing Director & CEO - Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd
Department Of Energy Government Of Rajasthan
Director Technical - Ajmer Vidyut Vitran Nigam Ltd.
Department Of Energy Government Of Rajasthan
Jodhpur Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited
Director IT - Kerala State Electricity Board
Techincal head - RECPDCL - Rural Electrification Corporation Limited.
Country Leader – IBM
Vice President - Mobility Frost & Sullivan
Kaushik Madhavan heads the Mobility (Automotive and Transportation) Practice for the South Asia region at Frost & Sullivan. In his role, he spearheads the team and is responsible for managing the research and consulting practice. Kaushik comes with an in depth understanding of the growing passenger and commercial vehicle business sectors and on the growing aftermarket opportunities for OEMs in South Asia.
With more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, especially in strategic consulting and market research, Kaushik’s expertise lies in competitive intelligence and benchmarking, new market entry and diversification strategies, new business model analysis and evaluation and end consumer analysis of automotive technologies.
Kaushik headed the Powertrain program globally within Mobility Practice, managing and delivering strategic projects for European, Asian, and North American OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers. Kaushik managed a global team of analysts and consultants working on strategic and emerging technology trends in Powertrain including advanced engine, transmission, hybrid and electric vehicle technologies. Kaushik also held the position of Director for the Global Innovation Centre (GIC) in Chennai. As part of this responsibility he was involved in mentoring senior analysts and managers in GIC across various business units.
Senior Manager (Technical Advisory) - India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF)
Suddhasatta is currently working as Senior Manager – Technical Advisory in India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) and has an experience of more than 10 years in the energy sector. He is an Electrical engineer and an MBA in Power Management and was previously associated with PwC India and Indian Energy Exchange Limited. He has worked with various power and transport utilities, multilateral and bilateral agencies like Bangalore Electricity Supply Company, West Bengal Transport Corporation, PLN Indonesia, ADB, World Bank, MacArthur Foundation, NEDO etc. across countries in South and SouthEast Asia like India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Laos, Indonesia etc. His area of work includes EV implementation strategy, vehicle grid integration, business model development, smart grid implementation strategy, policy and regulatory assessment, power market operation, cross border power trading etc. He has also co-authored various publications on EV charging business models, EV policies and tariff regulations, smart metering etc.
GAXTRA - EV Consultant
Experience in project management within the Automotive-EV sector & related domains. Particular expertise in Consultant for the Powertrain/ Electric vehicle program within Automotive & Transportation Market.
Tracking the global electric vehicle market on a daily basis, to have an strong expertise on EV components market, track government incentives, regulations and policies.
Build and strengthen client relationships with the objective of long-term account penetration. Maintain constant communication with leading market participants to update and interact on latest market trends and updates.
Director - RECTPCL
Director - Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL)
AVP - Strategy & Policy | Automotive & Electric Vehicles | Invest India
Senior Executive with 10 years’ Experience In Strategy & Business Development primarily In the industrial space across Asian & European Markets. Passionate about People And New Cultures
7+ years with automotive sector including corporate as well as consulting assignments, majorly worked with the senior-most levels
Handled a wide variety of roles and assignments (Growth Strategies, Investment Planning, M&A, Business Development and B2B Partnerships) across a number of geographies (in India and abroad) giving me a holistic overview of modern business
Founder of Revfin
Sameer Aggarwal is the Founder of Revfin, a digital lending platform focused on financial inclusion and electric vehicle financing. Prior to setting up his entrepreneurial venture, Sameer has held several leadership positions in banking and consumer lending. He has deep expertise in credit risk management, analytics and credit product management. While Sameer spent most of his professional career in the United Kingdom, he has experience of working across six continents with a variety of customer segments and consumer lending products.