Chairman, Avaada Group
A serial entrepreneur, Vineet is known for visionary leadership and execution abilities. His strengths lie in envisioning and implementing large-sized complex projects and building up global organizations. Vineet’s strong emphasis on generating sustainable clean energy has led to the creation of Avaada. He has built one of leading renewable energy companies in India, with an installed portfolio of ~1 GW solar and wind power projects and another ~ 5 GW pipeline on the way. These projects have created thousands of jobs which resonates with Vineet’s philosophy of bringing electricity into villages and towns will immediately change their economic profile.
An alumnus of Harvard Business School, Vineet is on B20’s taskforce for financing growth and infrastructure and is also a member of its cross thematic group called anti-corruption and responsible business conduct. He is an active participant of key global initiatives like the P4G and the Terawatt Initiative. Vineet is the President of the Solar Power Developer’s Association and Chairman of the solar task force at ASSOCHAM. He is the former India Chair of World Business Council of Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s program on Renewables Low Carbon Technology platform
He was felicitated twice as 'The Solar Power Man of the Year' in 2014 and 2012 and named 100 Most Power Solar Business Leaders in Indian PV Market 2017. Vineet has also been recognized with the 'Global Excellence Award in Renewable Energy 2015' as well as the ‘Global Solar leadership Award 2015’, in view of his contributions to the sector
He has been invited as expert in forum series - IHS Energy's CERA Week, WEF's flagship events in Davos among others, on innovation - low carbon finance - growth through sustainable energy; presented white papers on sustainable energy, incentivizing efforts of forestation and public-private-participation for rural community development.