Shri. I. S. Jha
Shri I.S.Jha, (DIN : 00015615), is the non – executive Chairman of our Company. Prior to his present assignment as CMD, POWERGRID, he has successfully served as Director (Projects) in POWERGRID since Sept’09 wherein he has been responsible for planning, engineering, project management, monitoring and implementation of all transmission and distribution projects. An Electrical Engineer from NIT, Jamshedpur, he is a well-known Electrical Power System Professional having more than 35 years of rich and varied work experience to his credit. He began his professional career in 1981 as an Executive Trainee in NTPC. He has been associated with POWERGRID since its inception in 1991 and has been part of departments such as Engineering, Distribution Management System (DMS), and Corporate Monitoring Group. He has worked as Executive Director of North Eastern Region, Engineering and Corporate Monitoring Group in POWERGRID. While working at various projects and Corporate Office of NTPC and POWERGRID, he was involved in conceptualisation, planning, design, engineering, monitoring and implementation of projects of national importance.
Apart from these, he has been a lead Member in Planning, Engineering and Execution of APDRP and RGGVY schemes in POWERGRID. He is member of Governing Body of CPRI, Bangalore and Empowered Committee of Government of India for promoting competition in Power Transmission Sector. He is also associated with professional bodies such as Institution of Engineers – India, Power Engineering Society of IEEE – USA, and International Council on Large Electric Systems (CIGRE) – France. He has published/presented numerous articles, technical papers in the field of power system in various international and National Journals/Conferences. He was appointed as a Director on our Board in September, 2011 and as non – executive Chairman w.e.f. 01.10.2015.
Shri. Ravi Prakash Singh
Shri Ravi Prakash Singh (DIN: 05240974), is part – time Director in our Company. He did his Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Allahabad in First Class with Honours and Post Graduate Diploma in HR from AIMA, New Delhi. He is presently holding the position of Director (Personnel) in POWERGRID. Prior to that, he has held the positions of Executive Director (Eastern Region-II) and Executive Director (Human Resource Management & Corporate Communication) in POWERGRID. Shri Singh has over 34 years of work experience in the power sector handling various multi-disciplinary functions like HR, Telecom, Contracts, Materials, Planning, Monitoring and Transmission System Construction/O&M. Prior to joining POWERGRID in 1991, Shri Singh had worked for 10 years in NTPC. He was appointed as a Director on our Board in February, 2016.
Smt. Jyoti Arora
Smt. Jyoti Arora, (DIN: 00353071), is an eminent energy professional in India, and is presently working as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Power, looking after policy making in electricity sector concerning Regulatory Affairs, Transmission and Renewable Grid Integration. Her work also includes working closely with the States for planning and implementing the 24×7 Power For All, the flagship program of Government of India.
In her over 26 years of experience in the Indian Administrative Service, she has been closely associated at the grassroots level with the issues of energy access, its delivery and appropriate technology options. She has holistic experience in the power sector of policy making and also its implementation as she was Managing Director of electricity utilities dealing in Distribution, Transmission and Generation for more than a decade. As chief of Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) in India she was closely involved in implementation of Clean Energy Initiatives. She also represented the country in UNFCC Climate Change negotiations. She is a postgraduate in Economics and was selected for the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship in
2003.She was appointed as a Director on our Board in March, 2014.
Shri Santosh Dattatraya Vaidya
Shri Santosh D. Vaidya (DIN: 05340193) is an IAS officer from 1998 batch. He is presently working as Joint Secretary, Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. He is looking after development of policies and programmes for Grid connected projects for Rooftop Solar & Decentralized Solar Generation. He is also involved in developing New Institutions of Ministry and also handling International Relations division of Ministry. Prior to that, he has handled various assignments like Director, PMO where he was looking after Infrastructure Ministries of Power, Railways, Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Coal, Mines & Steel and of Environment & Forests and Industrial Promotion & Policy. He has also held various other assignments, like PS to Minister (FPI), GoI, Special Secretary, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Secretary, NDMC, Additional CEO & Director (Finance), Delhi Jal Board (DJB) & Spl. Secretary, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Secretary (PWD /Education) Govt. of Goa, DC, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh. Shri Vaidya holds an engineering degree from IIT, Kharagpur (silver medal) and also holds postgraduate degree in Economics. He has also done a Certificate Course in Management in Public Sector from ENA, Paris and undertaken certificate courses in energy and water sector from Indian and foreign institutions. Shri Vaidya has been awarded National Medal for work in Barrier Free Environment in Goa, Chief Secretary’s Certificate for Excellent Work during Assembly Elections, 2008 and ECI’s Certificate for Meritorious work during Parliamentary Elections, 2009. He has been appointed as a Director on our Board in January, 2017.
Shri. Jagdishbhai Ishwarbhai Patel
Shri Jagdishbhai I Patel [DIN:02291361], is a B.Sc., ASTMUT, MBA (Ind.) and has an illustrious career spanning over 35 years contribution in the areas of Energy Generation, Mining and Space sectors as engineering solution providers and strategic planner over business auxiliary units. Having been Director (Tech.) at Pushpak Trademech Limited, as well as KIA Infrastructure Development Limited and an active member of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), he has served as a member of several institutions such as, District Implementation & Industrial Management Committee of ITI, Industrial Management Committee of IGTR and has also served as the President as well as Treasurer at LUB-Gujarat. He is also member of Standing Committee/ Town Planning Committee/ Solid Waste Management Committee of AMC. He was appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of POSOCO in February, 2016.