Mr Rahul Munjal is the Chairman and Managing Director of Hero Future Energies. The company which came into existence in the year 2012, is the first-ever initiative of the Hero Group to foray into renewables. He is the third-generation scion of one of leading industrial houses of India, the Hero Group. It is the largest two-wheeler manufacturer in the world. Rahul has an avant-garde entrepreneurial spirit, which combined with his passion for the environment, has led him to establish Hero Future Energies(HFE) in 2012 of which he is the chairman and managing director. HFE is a wind and solar energy integrated power producer(IPP) and is one of the biggest success stories in renewable energy in India. With offices in London and Singapore HFE is on its way to expanding globally and becoming an MNC. Rahul is presently Co-chair of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) National Council on Solar Energy. He also serves as Director of Rockman Industries Ltd. Rahul is a trustee of Raman Kant Munjal Foundation which manages CSR initiatives of the group companies. He has been awarded ‘GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARD – 2014’ in renewable energy by Energy and Environment Foundation (EEF) and national awards for excellence as Renewable Energy Leader & Entrepreneur of the Year 2015 by World CSR Congress.
Lead Energy Specialist World Bank
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Lead Energy Specialist, World Bank , India
Mr Simon Stolp currently leads the World Bank’s $5 billion energy sector engagement in India, which is growing rapidly and providing significant financing and technical support for India’s renewable energy development, and to investments aimed at turning around India’s financially stressed distribution sector. The World Bank will commit over $1 Billion in financing to India’s solar PV development this year, and has signed a joint declaration in support of the Indian led International Solar Alliance. Previously, he led the Bank’s energy sector engagement in the Middle East and North Africa region, managing energy policy and strategy dialogue and a portfolio of loan and technical assistance projects to the energy sector. Mr Stolp’s earlier career involved public and private development of renewable energy infrastructure throughout Australia and SE Asia with Hydro Tasmania, Australia’s largest renewable energy supplier. He Stolp has also consulted to government, international development agencies, private developers and financiers in the international energy sector. Through these roles Mr Stolp has led the planning, financing and development of over $20 Billion of infrastructure assets.