Azure Power, a grid connected solar power plant developer in India, has appointed Surendra Kumar Gupta, as Chief Financial Officer. In this position, he will provide the vision and leadership for all aspects of the finance function.
Gupta will also be a part of the Executive Team and will contribute to the overall management of the business including operational and business development financing, providing support towards project initiatives, the development of business plans and advice to the Board / Directors.
Gupta brings with him an experience of more than thirty years in financial management. As CFO of the Al Suwaidi Group, he was responsible for finance functions at corporate level and was deeply involved in strategic business & financial planning, fund raising, driving IT initiatives of the group. He also held additional responsibility as General Manager for one of Al Suwaidi's manufacturing businesses.
Earlier positions held by him include Finance Head with Samtel Color Limited, Vice President, Finance with Fenner India Limited and Deputy General Manager, Finance with Birla Yamaha Limited.
Gupta was involved in raising venture capital funding & large term debts for the Samtel group and was involved in taking one of the first companies of the HCL group public in the year 1984. He has tremendous experience in strategic business & financial planning, fundraising for capex & working capital and driving IT based ERP systems for organizations.
Gupta has completed his B.Com (Hon.) from Delhi University and is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountant of India.