Chintan Shah To Quit Suzlon

Chintan Navinbhai Shah, one of the top honchos of Suzlon, will be soon quitting the company to join the Indian Renewable Energy Agency (IREDA) as its Director-Technical.

At IREDA, which is a government-owned non-banking financial services company that funds renewable energy enterprises, Shah will take the place of B Venkateswara Rao, who has retired.

Shah (44), who joined Suzlon in January 2001 as a production engineer, is today the company’s President — Strategic Business Development & Corporate Affairs, and has been the wind turbine manufacturer’s point man for all interface with the authorities. He is also the Vice-Chairman and Honorary Secretary of the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers’ Association. Before joining Suzlon, he worked for TERI, a leading energy think tank.