Sterling and Wilson Renewable’s Shilpa Urhekar Joins Gensol as CEO

Sterling and Wilson Renewable’s Shilpa Urhekar Joins Gensol as CEO Shilpa Urhekar, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Solar EPC (India), Gensol Engineering Ltd.

Shilpa Urhekar, previously, the Country Head (India) at Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy has joined Gensol Engineering Limited, which specialises in solar power engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services, along with electric mobility solutions as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Solar EPC (India). Ms. Urhekar will succeed Ali Imran Naqvi who has been nominated for a role to oversee growth of Gensol Engineering Limited and its subsidiaries.

During her tenure at SWREL, Shipa oversaw saw the successful bidding and execution of 6 Gigawatt (GW) of renewable energy projects. She managed the multi-gigawatt Solar EPC projects across India. Under her guidance, SWREL achieved positive bottom-line growth and completed projects ahead of schedule. At Gensol, 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.

Commenting on the appointment of Ms. Urhekar, Anmol Singh Jaggi, Managing Director, Gensol Engineering Ltd. said “Shilpa’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 a strong track record of implementation with deep focus on customer centricity will cement our position as a frontrunner in India’s Renewable Energy landscape. I welcome Ms. Urhekar, our first lady CEO, to the Gensol family.”

Speaking on her new role, Shilpa, CEO, Solar EPC (India), Gensol Engineering Ltd. said “I am excited to join Gensol at this important juncture in the Renewable Energy landscape. The company’s commitment to innovation and sustainability aligns with my vision for the industry. I aim 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 hand in hand with Gensol’s exceptional team, we are poised to make substantial contributions to the advancement of the renewable energy sector in the country.”

Commenting on Naqvi’s elevation, Jaggi said, “Mr. 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, Mr. Ali Imran Naqvi has been nominated to oversee the development and growth of Gensol Engineering Ltd. and its subsidiaries.”

Shilpa Urhekar began her career as an Air Force Officer and transitioned into the corporate world and has worked with Sterling and Wilson Renewable Energy Ltd., GreenBrilliance, Welspun Renewable Energy and others. Throughout her career, she has gained expertise in operations, business development, and new business incubation which has led to significant advancements in the solar industry.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, she is in the final stages of her PhD, further highlighting her dedication to continuous learning and innovation.

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