Mr. Reji Kumar Pillai is the President of the India Smart Grid Forum. He has over 30 years of global experience in the electricity and power industry, with several successful enterprises to his credit. He has been a key member of many multidisciplinary teams that were engaged in reform and restructuring of power and water utilities in Asia, Middle East, and Africa. In Oct 2011, Mr. Reji was unanimously elected as the President of India Smart Grid Forum, a public – private partnership initiative of the Government of India for accelerated development of smart grid technologies in the Indian power sector for a 2 year term.
As an entrepreneur, Mr. Reji has built successful enterprises in India and UAE and exited them. He is also an active member of Indian Angel Network. Well networked in business, bureaucracy, research & academia, and politics internationally, and a recognized thought leader in Smart Grid technologies, Mr. Reji is a popular key-note speaker at international symposiums and conferences on Smart Grids and Cleantech. He has also contributed to several articles and books.
Mr. Reji Kumar Pillai has advanced education in Engineering, Finance, Management and Law; and has worked with NTPC and IBM and been a senior consultant with ADB, World Bank and USAID.
Mr. Reji Kumar Pillai will address Ojas (PGPM Energy Class of 2014) and Vulcans (PGPM Energy Class of 2015).