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Shaji John

 Shaji John
Job Title
Head of Solar Business
Company
Larsen & Toubro Limited
Country
India
Bio

Shaji John is responsible for developing Renewables business and ensuring that L&T is well placed to capture a considerable market share in the emerging Renewables business space. The Solar Initiative was started under his leadership back in 2008. Presently, L&T has a track record of over ~ 3 GW of Solar projects, over 150 MWHr of Battery Energy Storage Systems and over 500 Micro Grids. Some of the prestigious projects includes Asia’s largest Solar thermal project of 125 MW in Rajasthan, India’s largest Solar PV project under Single PPA - 330 MWp in Madhya Pradesh, India’s Largest Mini-grid project for Bihar State Rural Electrification - Electrifying ~ 230 Villages, India’s first tracker based Solar PV project, One of the world’s largest Rooftop project on a single roof, India’s Largest Solar plus Energy Storage project - 8 MWhr of storage in Andaman
He joined L&T in July 1995 and is located in Chennai, India.
Prior to entering the Solar Business, he has worked on three prestigious strategic exercises in L&T along with world renowned consultants.
Prior to starting the solar business he was handling International T&D Business. During this tenure he was responsible for Business Development and Project Execution in Middle East, South America, Australia & Africa for Power Transmission & Distribution Projects. Early part of carrier he was responsible for execution of various T&D projects in India, handling functions like Tendering & Estimation, Project Planning, Monitoring & Control, Project Execution, MIS & Budgeting etc.
Shaji John is an Electrical Engineer from National Institute of Technology, has Executive Master of Business Administration degree from SP JAIN, Mumbai and he is also a Certificated Project Management Associate, IPMA Switzerland, Indian Chapter.


He joined L&T in July 1995 and is located in Chennai, India. Before entering the Solar Business, he has worked on three prestigious strategic exercises in L&T along with world renowned consultants like Accenture (for Operational Excellence in Construction Division), BCG (for Perspective/Strategic Planning of L&T) & McKinsey (for Leadership Development).

Earlier during 1999-2005, he handled International Business and was responsible for Business Development and Project Execution in Middle East, South America, Australia & Africa for Power Transmission & Distribution Projects. During 1995-1999, he was responsible for execution of various Power Transmission and Distribution projects in India, handling various functions like Tendering & Estimation, Project Planning, Monitoring & Control, Project Execution, MIS & Budgeting etc.

Shaji John is an Electrical Engineer from National Institute of Technology, and recieved Executive Master of Business Administration degree from SPJAIN, Mumbai and is also a Certificated Project Management Associate, IPMA Switzerland, Indian Chapter.