Mr. Manish Agarwal

Mr. Manish Agarwal

CEO - Solution Business, Sterlite Power, India

Mr. Manish Agarwal is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solutions Business at Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd. Responsible for steering US$ 1 Bn revenue of Solution Business, he is dividing time between investing in technology acquisition & global partnerships. Solutions business consists of T&D infrastructure solutions, integration services & products i.e. overhead transmission conductor, underground EHV cables, Optical ground wire (OPGW).

He has close to two decades of experience in Telecom & Energy sector in Indian & overseas markets. He has held position of Global Sales & Marketing Head for Sterlite’s Telecom Business in the past, where he not only steered the company to become the market leader in the Fibre Optic/cable in India, but focused on setting a foothold in the overseas market. In Telecom space, he has been instrumental in ushering the concept of generating higher throughput per unit cost by promotion of higher fibre count in each cable. He contributed in shaping technology architecture of India’s National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) at conceptualization stages.

Striving to keep the Indian Electrical Transmission Equipment industry in step with the rest of the world, Mr. Agarwal has led the mainstream commercialization of High Performance Conductor and EHV Solution in Indian power transmission market. He is a passionate proponent of distruptive technology adoption in transmission sector, fiberization of Power Infrastructure etc. Throughout the career, he has had various achievements and recognition in making the company leader in home and globally, signing strategic global contracts, significant improvement in bottom-line, forming joint ventures, policy and industry initiatives etc.

He is Member of IEEMA Executive Committee and also holds the office of the Chairman of IEEMA- Conductor Division. Mr. Agarwal is a Director for Maharashtra Transmission Communication Infrastructure Limited (MTCIL), a joint venture between Sterlite Power Transmission Limited & MahaTransco (State transco of Maharashtra government). He is Director for few other SPVs for Sterlite Power Transmission Ltd group.

His key remits include shaping policy priorities on trade & sustainability. Under his leadership, Sterlite Power won many awards from CBIP, ‘Order of Merit’ SKOCH BSE, EEPC, PGCIL, Voice & Data etc.

Mr. Agarwal has a Bachelor of Engineering degree and also holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from Federation University, Australia. He has also pursued Executive Leadership Programs from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.