Conference Convenor

Mr. Vikram Gandotra

Member - IEEMA Executive Council
Chairman - IEEMA Smart Grid Division

Conference Chair

Dr. Nagaraja Ramappa

IEEE PES R-10 West Chapter Representative, India

Conference Co-Chair

Mr. Harish Agarwal

Vice President - IEEMA

Advisory Committee

Mr. Ajay Dhagat

Expert - Power Sector, India

Prof. Dr. Ad Van Wijk

Professor for Future Energy Systems – Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Dr. Charles Despins

Co-president - IEEE Green ICT Initiative, USA

Mr. Cherif Seye

Financial Advisor – African Development Bank, Africa

Mr. Elad Shaviv

CEO – Israeli Smart Energy Association, Israel

Dr. Florian Haslauer

Managing Director and Global Head of Utilities - AT Kearney, Europe

Dr. Gideon Friedmann

Technologies & Renewable Energy Section Manager - Ministry of National Infrastructures Energy and Water Resources, Israel

Ms. Jennifer Layke

Director - Global Energy Program, USA

Dr. Jun Yu

Deputy Director General - State Grid Corporation of China, China

Mr. Knox Msebenzi

Managing Director - Nuclear Industry Association of South Africa, Africa

Dr. Massoud Amin

Chairman - IEEE Smart Grid, USA

Mr. Mustafa Wajid

Convenor - World Utility Summit 2016, India

Mr. Namasivayam Vedamoorthy

Senior Director – Deloitte, India

Shri Pankaj Batra

Member(Planning) - Central Electricity Authority, India

Mr. Philippe Joubert

Executive Chair - Global Electricity Initiative, France

Mr. Prince Mayo

Power Delivery Engineering - Eskom, South Africa

Dr. Rahul Tongia

Fellow – Brookings, India

Dr. Richard O'Neill

Chief Economic Advisor - Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, USA

Mr. Roy Wiesner

CEO - Hutchison Kinrot, Israel

Dr. Rob Stephens

President – CIGRE, South Africa

Mr. S.K. Soonee

Advisor - POSOCO, India

Prof. Dr. S.N Singh

Vice-Chancellor - Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology, India

Mr. Sankaralingam Thiagarajan

Chairman - Bhubaneshwar Power Private Ltd., India

Mr. Shah Nawaz Ahmad

Senior Advisor - World Nuclear Association, UK

Dr. Sudhakar Cherukupalli

Principal Engineer, Team Lead, Transmission Cables - BC Hydro, Canada

Shri. Uma Shankar

Ex-Power Secretary - Government of India, India

Organizing Committee

Mr. Dean Sharafi

Head of System Management - Australian Energy Market Operator, Australia

Dr. Gopal Pingali

Vice President - IBM Global Technology Services Lab, India

Mr. Harish Mysore

Director - IEEE Operations, India

Mr. J Balaji

Member – Organizing Committee of Elecrama 2018, India

Dr. Jay Giri

Governing Board Member - IEEE PES, USA

Mr. K. Ashok Natarajan

CEO - Tamilnadu Water Investment Company Ltd., India

Dr. Kannan Tinnium

Technology Leader - GE Global Research, India

Dr. Karl Kolmsee

CEO – Smart Hydro Power GmbH, Germany

Prof. Lalit Kumar Goel

Asia-Pacific Representative - IEEE PES Governing Board, Singapore

Mr. Markus Wypior

Indo-German Energy Programme
Dy. Director - Green Energy Corridors
Director - Deutsche Gesellschaft für, Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, India

Mr. Ravindra Desai

Program Manager - Standards, Global IEEE, India

Mr. Sam Sciacca

Senior Director - IEEE Standards Association, USA

Mr. Sanjeev Ranjan

Managing Director, International Copper Association India

Mr. Srikanth Chandrasekar

Director – Standards & Technology, IEEE India

Mr. Sunil Misra

Director General - IEEMA, India

Mr. Vijay Karia

Chairman – Elecrama 2018, India

Capt. Vilas Katre

Member – Organizing Committee of Elecrama 2018, India

Standing Committee

Mr. Anup Mondal

Senior Executive Vice President - Reliance ADA, India

Shri B. B. Chauhan

Managing Director – Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation (GETCO), India

Mr. Godknows Mohnde

Non Executive Director - Zesa Holdings Private Limited, Zimbabwe

Mr. Gurdeep Singh

Chairman & Managing Director - NTPC, India

Mr. K.V.S. Baba


Mr. Kurt Bobst

CEO and Head of Market – Repower AG, Switzerland

Dr. M. Sai Kumar I.A.S

Chairman & Managing Director - Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO), India

Mr. Manish Agarwal

CEO - Solution Business, Sterlite Power, India

Dr. Murhari S. Kele

Director (Technical) - M.P.Paschim Kshetra Vidyuat Vitaran Co.Ltd, India

Shri. P. R. Kumar

CEO - BSES Yamuna Power Limited, India

Shri. P. Rajendra Cholan, IAS

Managing Director - Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM), India

Mr. Praveer Sinha

Chairman - Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, India

Mr. R. C. Agarwala

Managing Director - NPCL, India

Sri. R. Lakshmanan, IAS

Managing Director - South Bihar Power Distribution Company Ltd, India

Mr. Sachin Gupta

COO & Director - Caparo Power Limited, India

Sri. Sandeep Kumar R. Pudakalkatti, IAS

Managing Director - North Bihar Power Distribution Company Ltd, India

Mr. Sanjeev Kumar

Managing Director - Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited, India

Mr. Uday Trivedi

Associate Vice President - Adani Power, India