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Rohit Modi Joins Suzlon Group as CEO, India and Emerging Markets

published: 2012-09-04 14:54

Suzlon Group, the world's fifth* leading and India’s largest wind turbine manufacturer, announced the appointment of Mr Rohit Modi as CEO – India and Emerging Markets.

In his new role Mr Modi will focus on driving business growth in India, and oversee key emerging markets like Brazil, China and South Africa.

Mr Modi returns to Suzlon with an extensive experience of 27 years in the both Union and State government services and a number of infrastructure companies.

Speaking on his new role, Mr Rohit Modi said, “Emerging markets, like India, Brazil and South Africa, represent the largest growth in demand for power in years to come, and have the greatest need for sustainable, cost effective sources like wind. I believe the Suzlon Group is ideally positioned to take advantage of this opportunity, and I am looking forward to this challenging new assignment.”

Added, Mr Tulsi Tanti, Chairman – Suzlon Group, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Rohit back to the Suzlon Group. Rohit played a key role in driving the growth of our India Business unit in his earlier stint with the Group, and I am sure and confident that, in this challenging environment, he will add value for the company and all its stakeholders.”

Mr Modi holds a Masters degree in Economics from The Delhi School of Economics.

He later joined the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) in 1985 and worked in various senior positions within both the Government of India and the State Government of Manipur.

He later went on to work with Tamil Nadu Road Development Company, Road Infrastructure Development Company of Rajasthan, Mahindra Industrial Park, Larsen & Toubro and IL&FS in senior executive positions. His last assignment was with Gammon India Limited where he served as Deputy Managing Director.

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