IntelliSmart Ropes in Anil Rawal as CEO to Ramp up Smart Metering Program

With an aim to further ramp up government’s smart metering program in next few years, IntelliSmart Infrastructure Pvt Ltd, a joint venture of Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), has roped in Anil Rawal as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Anil Rawal

Rawal will be responsible for the company’s operations on pan India and will leverage his expertise to drive stronger countrywide growth.

Commenting on Anil Rawal’s appointment, Saurabh Kumar, MD of EESL & Chairman of IntelliSmart, said that “we are delighted that Anil will be leading IntelliSmart as the CEO and spearhead the implementation of smart meters in India. We are fortunate to have an industry veteran on board.’’

Anil brings with him more than 20 years of transformational business leadership and change management experience, with about 11 years each in corporate and government business.

“As we look at a major expansion over the next few years, we require an able leader with superlative industry experience to bolster our growth. We are looking forward to leveraging Anil’s expertise and insights to spur the smart meter ambition of the Government of India. We wish Anil the very best for his journey as the CEO at IntelliSmart,” commented Sujoy Bose, Managing Director & CEO of NIIF.

Prior to joining IntelliSmart, Rawal worked in various capacities with the Government of India (GoI) across the country as well as overseas in countries like Bhutan and Bangladesh.

Besides, Anil has also advised multiple establishments of the Indian Armed Forces, Border Roads Organization and Indian Military Training on various financial, contractual, regulatory and commercial aspects for large national and international infra projects, procurements and transactions.

He has also been involved in the evolution of the PPP framework for infrastructure development projects.

On his appointment, Anil Rawal said that “I am delighted to be part of IntelliSmart and am confident that together, we will drive the Government’s mission of expediting the deployment of smart meters across the country. This mission is very critical for improving the financial health of the distribution segment of the nation, which would eventually spur the complete power value chain. It is a great opportunity to be a part of an organisation backed by two stalwart companies in their sector.”

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