A Status Update on Domestic Manufacturing

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Time
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Hall
The Leela Hotel
Room
Room: Bandhej

In this session, the influence of policies like The Approved List of Models and Manufacturers (ALMM) and the Production Linked Incentives (PLI) schemeon the domestic manufacturing industry will be debated.

11:00 am - 11:05 amWelcome and Introduction

Venkat Rajagopalan

RV Solar Consulting/ PV Module Expert

Consulting

11:05 am - 11:15 amSpeech from

Ivan Saha

Whole time Director & CEO

Vikram Solar Limited

11:15 am - 11:25 amSpeech from

Cecil Augustine

Head Retail Business

Adani Power Limited

11:25 am - 11:35 amSpeech from

Rohit Dhar

Chief Operating Officer

EMMVEE Photovoltaic Power Pvt. Ltd.

11:35 am - 11:45 amSpeech from

Chetan Shah

Chairman & Managing Director

Solex Energy Limited

11:45 am - 12:00 pmSpeech from

Pankaj Vassal

President & Business Head GTM Marketing Business Strategy & Transformation Digital Transformation

Waaree Energies Ltd.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pmPanel Discussion

Speakers
Speaker
Cecil Augustine, Adani Power Limited

Head Retail Business

India

'97 Batch MBA with 26 years of experience in in multifarious industry spectrum in all regions of the country, presently working as National Head - SALES AND MARKETING IN ADANI SOLAR Repeatedly produced sustained revenue and growth in dynamic and changing markets that reflects pioneering experience and year-on-year success in achieving business growth objectives among flagship MNCs like PHILIPS, TATA & SHELL HE has been instrumental in conceiving and rolling out retail model in Adani in the country over 1000 cities.

Speaker
Ivan Saha, Vikram Solar Limited

Whole time Director & CEO

India

Mr Ivan Saha holds a bachelor's degree in Ceramic technology, from the University of Calcutta, and a master's degree in Materials Science, from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur. He has over 29 years of experience in solar business and technology deployment. Before joining Vikram Solar as CEO, he was the CTO of ReNew Power where he set up their manufacturing vertical. He has previously been the CTO at Vikram, Head Technology at Moser Baer and Scientist F at The Indian Space Research Organisation. Mr. Saha is a six sigma black belt holder, has published more than 65 research papers and has 6 patents on PV technology. Ivan is the Chairman of FICCI manufacturing Task Force, as well as the co-chair of ITRPV, member of the Advisory Board of World Solar Congress and involved with several others national and international organisations on photovoltaics.

Speaker
Rohit Dhar, EMMVEE Photovoltaic Power Pvt. Ltd.

Chief Operating Officer

India

30+ years of versatile experience in Industrial Marketing, Business Development, Concept to Commissioning Integration & Techno Commercial operations with P&L responsibility in the field of Energy Solutions -Captive Power Plants, Reformate Fuel Cells, Grid-Tied Utility Scale Solar PV Power Plants and Industrial Products.

Speaker
Chetan Shah, Solex Energy Limited

Chairman & Managing Director

India

Chetan Shah belongs to the Nemji family that has completed 100 years in business, building a legacy of trust and goodwill over the decades. He is the founder of Nemji Informatique, a well-known tech firm in Surat established three decades ago.

Speaker
Venkat Rajagopalan, Consulting

RV Solar Consulting/ PV Module Expert

India

Venkat has 20+ years of extensive experience across the Solar and Semiconductor industries with expertise in Product & Program Management, Business Development, Marketing, and R&D. He has worked with global Developers, EPC companies, Manufacturers, and Quality Assurance providers. Venkat has managed multiple GW-level Products. His academic background is a Master's degree in Microelectronics and another Master's degree in Management and Administrative Sciences. He is also an invited speaker on PV module technology on various forums, actively sharing his insights and knowledge with the solar community.

Speaker
Pankaj Vassal, Waaree Energies Ltd.

President & Business Head GTM Marketing Business Strategy & Transformation Digital Transformation

India

Driving profitability and growth through sound sales and market expansion acumen has been a cornerstone of my career to date. Delivering Aggressive Market Volume Gains, Revenue Growth & Increased Shareholder Value. I look to improvise on my team members through valuable inputs from time to time, always seeking to enrich the team members with equal enthusiasm in their work, try to be persuasive and persistent team player in one of the most complex markets. Delegation and decentralization practice stimulates creativity and develops skills in the team. Developed excellence in managing complex business challenges and making high-stakes decisions using experience-backed judgment, strong work-ethics and irreproachable integrity across the territories. Focused on understanding and spending on market penetration Strategies to overtake competition and advantage a larger share of the market, diving deep into the root cause of the issue usually give birth to exponential business growth as a long term strategy. Always enticed by new Challenges it could be demonstrating marketing's value, Understanding customer psyche, making digital strategic or creating growth on a budget, encountered with winning strategy. As a Turnaround architect first prefer to Turnaround the Underperformance of the team, within the stipulated space of time achieving business turnaround especially for the lagging operations i.e. resurrect the beleaguered entity.

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