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Gensol Engineering appoints Shilpa Urhekar as CEO of Solar EPC (India)

May 21, 2024 1:44 pm

Gensol Engineering appoints Shilpa Urhekar as CEO of Solar EPC (India)
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Shilpa Urhekar, a distinguished Air Force officer, brings a wealth of experience from her tenure with various corporate entities. Her expertise in operations, business development, and new business incubation has been instrumental in her successful career. 

Gensol Engineering Ltd (BSE: 542851, NSE: GENSOL), a key player in the renewable energy sector, is delighted to announce the strategic appointment of Shilpa Urhekar as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Solar EPC (India). This move underscores Gensol’s commitment to expanding its solar EPC business and solidifying its position in India’s renewable energy landscape. She succeeds Ali Ian Naqvi, who has been nominated to oversee the growth of Gensol Engineering Ltd and its subsidiaries.

Before joining Gensol, Urhekar served as Country Head (India) at Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Ltd (SWREL), where her tenure saw successful bidding and execution of 6 gw of renewable energy projects. She managed multi-gigawatt solar EPC projects across India. Under her guidance, SWREL achieved positive bottom-line growth and completed projects ahead of schedule. With over 20 years of experience in the renewable energy industry, Urhekar’s appointment marks a pivotal moment for Gensol’s leadership team. She will primarily focus on strengthening the company’s solar EPC business and solidifying its position as a key player in India’s renewable energy landscape.  In addition to her professional accomplishments, she is in the final stage of PhD, further highlighting her dedication to continuous learning and innovation.

Commenting on her appointment, Anmol Singh Jaggi, Managing Director, Gensol Engineering Ltd, said“Shilpa Urhekar’s appointment strategically aligns with Gensol’s larger growth strategy of increasing solar EPC project size. Leveraging her leadership acumen, hands-on market knowledge, and strong track record of implementation, as well as her deep focus on customer centricity, will cement our position as a frontrunner in India’s renewable energy landscape. I welcome her, our first lady CEO, to the Gensol family.”

Expressing her enthusiasm for her new role, Shilpa Urhekar, CEO of Solar EPC (India), Gensol Engineering Ltd, shared her vision for the company. She said“I am thrilled to join Gensol at this pivotal moment in the renewable energy landscape. The company’s commitment to innovation and sustainability resonates with my vision for the industry. I intend to leverage my expertise and experience to enhance its solar EPC operations in the country, foster strategic collaborations, and implement best practices to deliver world-class projects. Working closely with Gensol’s exceptional team, we are poised to make significant contributions to the advancement of the country’s renewable energy sector.”

Commenting on Naqvi’s elevation, Anmol Jaggi said, Naqvi has been instrumental in fostering a unique culture at Gensol, empowering our team to deliver with passion and purpose. This approach has driven Gensol to become one of the most successful solar EPC firms in the industry. As our business expands, we need experienced senior leadership to guide our growth. Therefore, Ali Ian Naqvi has been nominated to oversee the development and growth of Gensol Engineering Ltd and its subsidiaries.”

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