Wartsila India, a subsidiary of Finland-based Wartsila Corporation, announced it has appointed Venkatesh R as the new Managing Director & Director, Energy Business, India. He has replaced Neeraj Sharma who had been President & MD since July 2017.
Venkatesh has 30 years of experience in the Marine and Energy sectors. During his career in Wartsila he has worked in India, Singapore and Finland managing strategic roles. In his latest role, he has been Area Director for Middle East Asia based in Singapore.
"I look forward to enhancing Wartsila India’s market leadership with innovative life cycle solutions and accelerating the Renewables and Decarbonisation journey, propelling the business to greater heights,” Venkatesh said.
Wartsila has been present in India for 35 years and provides power solutions for the Indian Marine & Energy markets. The company has over 500 employees in India and has delivered around 250 power plants in the country with capacity of over 3,500 Megawatt.