Ashish Khanna is the Executive Director & CEO of Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd. – India’s largest integrated solar company, previously known as Tata BP Solar.
Ashish joined the Tata Group in 2007, holding a series of leadership positions in Tata Power. He brings with him over 27 years of experience, having worked with multinational companies in the past.
Having been on the executive board of Tata Power Solar since 2013, he has significantly contributed to setting up and governing the organizations’ objectives and policies. He is also on the board of other Tata Power group companies.
Ashish is a mechanical engineer and holds a Masters Degree in Management & Systems from IIT (Delhi).
Rajesh is responsible for implementing strong financial systems and controls to optimize performance and productivity of Tata Power Solar.
Over last 17 years, Rajesh has helped establish several businesses, set up several Greenfield manufacturing facilities, restructured businesses for profitable growth and facilitated the smooth management of joint ventures. He has implemented best-in-class corporate governance, risk and compliance frameworks. Prior to Tata Power Solar, Rajesh was with Gate Group, a Swiss MNC as Director Finance for the company’s India operations. Rajesh has also been associated with the Tata Group companies like Tata BlueScope Steel and Tata Steel in various financial roles.
Rajesh is a Cost Accountant certified by the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India (ICWAI), a Chartered Accountant certified by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and a Company Secretary registered with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). He holds an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Arul steers the manufacturing and project sales business, responsible for development in multiple areas like sales, supply chain and logistics, along with overseeing R&D and product development functions.
In his previous role at Tata Power Solar he was responsible for the project sales and delivery, where he has been instrumental in bringing a competitive edge to the company’s EPC business.
With the Tata Group since August 2010, Arul headed the solar business at Tata International, where he launched a profitable Module Mounting System business and commercialized innovative foundation and structure designs.
Arul brings with him valuable experience in product development, sales, marketing and product support with companies like Applied Materials. He was a part of the team that commissioned the first 5.7 m2 large substrate 40 MW thin film plant.
Arul has more than 30 international patents. Arul holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from IIT Madras and Masters in Science and PhD from Cornell University.
Rama Krishna S is Executive Vice President at Tata Power Solar heading the consumer business. Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd. spearheads the Tata Group's presence in solar power sector across the world.
Rama Krishna is with the Tata group for over ten years and has a distinguished record in handling various profiles like Operations, Retail and Enterprise functions. He was the Chief Operating Officer of AP circle at Tata Teleservices Limited between 2007 and 2014 which has a revenue of about 1300 crores per annum. With his strategic bent of mind, deep understanding of consumer & channel dynamics, building high performance teams, he has built a healthy business taking all stakeholders together.
Prior to joining the TATA Group, he worked with Hutchinson Max Ltd (Now Vodafone), Xerox India and OMC Computers Ltd.
He has up skilled himself in strategy and other key business imperatives at well-known Institutes like ASCI, IIM (Ahmedabad), Ross Business School, Michigan & The Harvard Business School.
He is an avid reader, enjoys music & movies and an ardent fan of cricket.
Gagan Pal joined Tata Power Solar for managing the company’s product business. In heading and driving the products portfolio, he was responsible for creating and forming alliances, partnerships & agreements with dealers and government officials, to facilitate the development of a complete solar ecosystem that can take advantage of the capabilities of Tata Power Solar’ differentiated products globally. Currently heading brand, business excellence and marketing communication for the company, he is responsible for positioning the businesses aligned to overall group vision and mission statement and creating excellence in each of the business verticals.
Gagan has worked with leading automotive giants for over 22 years in various functions under the Sales and Marketing umbrella. He is a proven leader with deep focus on operations and execution, expertise in developing strong customer relationship and passion to build a robust and effective channel which is capable of delivering and exceeding customer satisfaction.
Vijaykumar Shimpi Heads the entire Supply Chain Management (Procurement, Contracts and Logistics ) at Tata Power Solar.
He comes with 23 years of extensive experience in the power sector. Prior to this assignment, in his role with GMR Infrastructure (Energy Business) - as Head of contracts and procurement, he was instrumental in Procurement for large thermal projects including renewable energy projects. Prior to that he has worked with large conglomerate power companies like Tata Power, Adani Power and Reliance Energy.
His endeavours have contributed immensely in many facets within the Procurement and Contracts function including capex procurement and contracts for solar, thermal, gas, transmission and hydro power projects, along with international sourcing and infrastructure development contracts improving on efficiencies and processes.
Vijay holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from SPCE, Mumbai University and a PGDOM from University of Delhi.