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Management Team

Executive Bios

Preet Sandhu

Senior Vice President – Construction

Preet Sandhu has been the senior vice president of construction of Azure Power since February 2010. Mr. Sandhu has over 19 years of experience in civil construction and project development in regulated sectors in India with expertise in transportation, energy and land development. Mr. Sandhu manages engineering and construction for Azure’s projects.

Surendra Kumar Gupta

Chief Financial Officer

As chief financial officer, Surendra Kumar Gupta plays a key role in evaluating new business proposals from a cost-benefit standpoint. His responsibilities include conceiving new regulatory systems and putting them into effect as well as strengthening existing control measures.

Mr. Gupta has over 36 years of overseas and domestic experience, including in strategic business planning, corporate finance, managing capital raises, and ERP implementation. Prior to joining Azure Power India, Mr. Gupta was the group chief financial officer for Al-Suwaidi Holding Company, a provider of operations and maintenance services to Saudi Arabia's oil and gas industry. He has also worked for large manufacturing enterprises.

Mr. Gupta received his bachelor's degree in commerce from Delhi University. A qualified chartered Accountant, he has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1977.

Glen Minyard

Senior Vice President – Research & Development

Glen Minyard has been senior vice president overseeing research and development since September 2010. Glen has 30+ years of experience in design and construction of more than 5,000 photovoltaic (PV) power plants globally. He has overseen the installation of a wide range of residential and large-scale commercial power systems – photovoltaic, wind, and hybrid electrical.Previously, Glen was the president of Minyard Solar Electric, Willits, CA. Before that he managed engineering and production at National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado.

Glen is a recognized thought leader in PV system design, specializing in solar electric equipment for remote homes, telecom and large industries. Glen holds an associate degree in electronic technology from College of the Redwoods, California and is a Certified CA electrical contractor.

Sandeep Chopra

Head – Supply Chain Management

Since being named as head of strategy and supply chain management in May 2013, Sandeep Chopra has been responsible for change management on large projects and process re-engineering, among other things. Sandeep has more than 15 years of experience in process re-engineering, project management and finance

Previously Sandeep worked with HSBC, where he had responsibility for driving change management in the finance function, including in their finance offshoring center in India. In this role, he managed large service delivery teams and helped set up centers of excellence. Before that, Sandeep held a variety of roles in the assurance practices at Arthur Andersen, Ernst & Young, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Sandeep is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He is a chartered accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Mohor Sen

Senior Vice President – Human Resource

Mohor has over 35 years of experience working and consulting for large corporates in areas including project management, human resources, organizational development and people strategy.

Prior to Azure Power, he has been associated with global players such as KTI-Technip, Arthur Andersen, HCL Technologies, Sapient, and Geopetrol International. His passion lies in building organizations from the ground up.

Mohor is a graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi and has a postgraduate degree from the University of Manchester, UK.

Shankar Kumar

Head – Design, Engineering and Operations

Shankar is responsible for design, engineering and operations at Azure Power. Under his leadership, more than 500 MW of solar PV power plants have been developed with innovative designs and operated near real time under the patent pending National Operating Control Center. Shankar is an engineering graduate from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology.

Samitla Subba

Head – Marketing

Samitla serves as the marketing head at Azure Power and focusses on Branding, Communications, Media and Investor Relations. Prior to Azure Power, she worked with Northern Trust as Financial Analyst. She is a management graduate from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.