Tata Power Inducts Sunil Sharma to support execution of strategic transition

Prof. Sunil Sharma has joined Tata Power as Chief – Strategy, Innovation & Business Collaboration from March 1, 2022. Sunil Sharma is expected to bring his expertise in chartering the strategic roadmap for transformation at Tata Power, collaborating within and outside the organization to put the strategy into execution, and harnessing innovation and business collaboration for growth. He will be working closely with, Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO & MD, Tata Power.

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Sunil Sharma joins from IIM Ahmedabad, where he has been a faculty member in Strategic Management, Strategy Implementation, and Strategy & Innovation. Sunil’s specialisation is in strategy formulation under uncertainty, innovation management, and organisational capabilities. At IIM Ahmedabad, he has held key administrative positions including Chairperson for the one-year MBA program and Executive Education, and Member of the MBA program review committee. Prior to joining IIM Ahmedabad, Sunil has worked for 16 years in large corporates like McKinsey, ONGC and NTPC. He has also served as Independent Director for ZEE Entertainment and Madhya Gujarat Vij Company Ltd. Prof. Sunil holds a Fellow Program in Management (PhD) in Strategy from IIM Ahmedabad.

Dr. Praveer Sinha, CEO&MD, Tata Power, welcomed him saying, “Sunil Sharma brings in tremendous value, with a unique combination of academia and corporate. We look forward to Sunil Sharma contributing to the transformation and growth journey at Tata Power, towards achieving its long–term goals and becoming the ‘Utility of the Future’”.

Tata Power is in the middle of what is arguably the biggest transformation of its existence, as it seeks to shift to become a major energy powerhouse on the back of renewable energy, even as it sheds its thermal dependence. Besides committing to zero fresh thermal capacity, the firm has also expanded aggressively into renewable energy generation, solar equipment manufacturing, EV charging and hopes to add more distribution circles to its portfolio as and when the opportunity presents itself. Currently the firm owns distribution rights in Odisha and in Delhi, besides Mumbai of course.

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