India is on a solar tear. Even after a possible slow down in 2018, it will outpace the US in total growth.
India’s central government’s push into solar power will place it ahead of Japan in total capacity. Its goal is to build at more than twice the rate of the US and Japan combined.
India will hold auctions for 30 gigawatts of new solar power capacity in FY2018-19 as well as in FY2019-20 to reach its 100-gigawatt operational solar power target by March 2022.
Within this context, Staten is pleased to announce the addition of Sharad Saxena to its executive team as CEO of Staten India.
Sharad, a mechanical engineer (BE Honors), MBA (Marketing) and renewable energy professional, has over two decades experience in photovoltaics, including 15 years as CEO, the last decade with two established solar companies in Hyderabad and Mumbai.
Sharad offers deep experience providing turnkey EPC services for grid-connected and off-grid solar PV plants. His ability to scale up companies makes him stand out. Sharad’s talent expresses itself in his ability to build processes from scratch and in building teams to exercise them. Also from scratch. From zero to fifty eight in six years in his last CEO role to be precise
Sharad’s management style is participatory, but as he claims, “…he can be hands down when needed.“
And with his county rushing to 100 GW in four years, the need will be there…