New Delhi [India], August 1 (ANI/PRNewswire): Azure Power (NYSE: AZRE) ("Azure" or "the Company"), a leading sustainable energy solutions provider and renewable power producer in India, today announced the joining of Rupesh Agarwal as Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer.
Agarwal brings over two decades of leadership experience in asset development and strategy consulting; advising leading utilities and private equity investors on developing and managing their cleantech investments. Prior to Azure Power, he has held leadership positions at Convergence Energy Services; Government of India-owned company; Lightsource India, BDO, and EY. He was also the founder of AEM Energi and Motum, a zero-emission electric mobility company which pioneered India's first public electric bus trials under a wet lease model for urban utilities. At Azure, Agarwal will oversee all commercial and strategic functions with focus on building a cohesive growth strategy for the Company.
Commenting on the appointment, Harsh Shah, Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power, said, "We are pleased to have Rupesh on board with us at Azure. His deep business experience will help Azure have an integrated approach to meet our strategic commercial objectives. I look forward to closely working with him to capitalize on the right opportunities as we continue to deliver value impact projects."
Rupesh Agarwal, Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer, on his appointment, said, "I am delighted to join Team Azure at such an exciting time in India's net zero journey. Azure has the potential to be a market leader in energy transition and I'm privileged to have the opportunity to work with the team and shareholders."
Azure Power is a leading independent sustainable energy solutions provider, and power producer in India on a mission to create value for all stakeholders through high-performance Renewable Energy assets. We developed India's first utility-scale solar project in 2009 and since then, Azure Power has grown rapidly to become a leader in developing and operating large utility-scale renewable energy projects in the country. We also partner with commercial and industrial customers in their decarbonization journey by providing comprehensive solutions for their clean energy needs.
For more information about us, visit: www.azurepower.com
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