Sanjay Kumar Banga Chief Executive Officer

A power sector veteran with around three decades of experience in power generation and distribution business, Mr. Sanjay Kumar Banga brings with him extensive learning of power sector for strengthening of electrical utilities to meet reliability and AT&C loss reduction targets under the regulatory regime. This learning, gathered through associations with leading public and private sector electrical utilities in India equips him very well to tackle the enormous challenges of the electricity distribution business in Delhi.

Mr. Sanjay Kumar Banga has been with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL) since July 2003 and was part of the initial group which transformed the ailing distribution company into a benchmark utility. Mr. Banga firmly believes that the difference between a successful company and its competitors, lies in its ability to execute plans effectively and that a leader should be involved in execution as much as he associates himself in strategy planning.

Mr. Banga started his career with NTPC after graduating as an engineering trainee and was involved from 1989 to 1995 in the operation & commissioning of super thermal power projects. Prior to joining Tata Power-DDL, Mr. Banga worked with Reliance Energy (earlier known as BSES Ltd), where he was associated with almost the entire spectrum of generation activity which includes Operations, Maintenance, Planning, Design and Project Engineering. His deep knowledge of Operational Technologies, Project Management, Utility Business processes and Regulatory Environment makes him a regular speaker in seminars/workshops/panel discussions in India and abroad.

Mr. Banga is an alumnus of the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra. He has done his MBA from FMS, Delhi. He is a member of the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) LITD10 core committee for defining standards for Power System Control and Communication and is also a member of the Board of Governors of India Smart Grid Forum.

Sunil Singh Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sunil Singh is the Chief Operating Officer at Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and looks after the Operations & Safety department. Mr. Singh's core responsibilities are Power System Control, Network Engineering, Inspection & Quality Assurance and Geographical Information System together with Technical Engineering Projects (Specifications Formulation, Project Execution at EHV & Distribution Level), Complete Network Operations & its maintenance, Safety, Energy Audit, Inspections & Quality Assurance pan Tata Power-DDL including implementation of new products through Corporate Operations services.

Mr. Singh is an alumnus of IIT (Roorkee) and has more than three decades of experience in the Power Distribution sector. He has extensive knowledge of Generation, Transmission and Distribution operations. He takes interest in providing technical solutions to complex electrical distribution problems. He is an execution specialist & a result oriented team leader. He has played a leading role in CAPEX & OPEX optimization through business process re-engineering, manpower realignment & effective utilization of automation applications. Presently, he heads roughly 60% of the total manpower at Tata Power-DDL (including outsourced manpower). He is passionate about his work & is a motivational team leader. Additionally, he is also a part of various negotiation committees which have resulted in a substantial reduction in cost, without compromising on quality.

He joined Tata Power-DDL in 2004 when AT&C Losses were hovering around 45%. He has served the company in various capacities including District Manager & Circle Head. During his tenure as Circle Head in Sub-Urban Circle (primarily catering to rural areas of Tata Power-DDL geography), he created benchmark performance standards in AT&C loss reduction in this area. Under his leadership, the organization has set new benchmarks in loss reduction to sub 10%, a rare feat to achieve in Indian power scenario.

Mr. Singh is determined to set up new benchmarks for the adoption of innovative techniques to provide world-class services to customers. Quality power supply, improvement in reliability indices and Customer Delight are some more areas of focus for him. AT&C loss reduction is also up in the merit order.

Arup GhoshSenior Advisor

A power sector veteran of four decades, Mr. Arup Ghosh has been with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited [Tata Power-DDL] since November 2005. He has extensive learning in Transmission and Distribution operations, restructuring of the power sector and institutional strengthening of electricity utilities to enable them to cope with regulatory controls. This learning, garnered through association with electricity utilities in India and Mauritius, equips him well to tackle the enormous challenges in reforming the electricity business at Delhi.

As Senior Advisor, Mr. Ghosh advises the CEO on several strategic initiatives and oversees the Information Technology, Business Development, Human Resources, and Administration functions. He continues to be on the Board of the Company as a Non-Executive Director. Till superannuation in November 2015, Mr. Ghosh was designated as Chief Technical Officer [CTO] and Executive Director and his core responsibilities included Operations, Engineering, Projects, Materials Management, Human Resource, Business Development, etc. Mr. Ghosh anchored the challenging journey of turning around a state-owned loss-making utility into a commercially viable, independent entity, which emerged as a benchmark in efficiency and reliability within the Distribution Sector in India. Mr. Ghosh is a self-confessed team player and firmly believes that it is the team with a responsive leader which would ultimately make the difference and be the force to reckon with.

Between March 2002 and September 2005, as Transmission and Distribution Manager (later as Advisor) at Central Electricity Board, Mauritius, Mr Ghosh was responsible for all T & D matters including Materials Management, Human Resource and Administration. Simultaneously, he anchored the effort to internally restructure the state-owned utility to effectively face a regulatory environment. He worked closely with the Government of Mauritius and multilateral financial institutions in framing new legislation that would allow restructuring of the utility sector. During his tenure at Mauritius, the organisation was thoroughly restructured involving major redeployment of Human Resources after training, significant expansion of T & D infrastructure, an almost complete automation of operations and deployment of systems to reduce costs and dramatically improve efficiency. The business environment was also altered by the country's parliament voting into law the required changes in the legal framework.

Prior to Mauritius, Mr. Ghosh was with CESC Ltd. (earlier known as Calcutta Electric Supply Co. Ltd.) from March 1979 to March 2002. In these 23 years, he journeyed from being a Graduate Engineer Trainee to becoming the Deputy General Manager, and in the process experiencing almost the entire spectrum of Transmission and Distribution at increasing levels of responsibility.

Prior to CESC, Mr. Ghosh worked for 2 years in the electrical manufacturing industry, initially with The National Insulated Cable Co. of India Ltd. and then with Crompton Greaves Ltd.

Mr. Ghosh is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He has also received formal training in General Management at Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad (MDP), Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata (EDP) and Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur (EDP). He has also received training in Regulatory Matters from the Institute of Public-Private Partnerships Inc. (IP3), Washington D.C.