Sumant Sinha takes charge as Chairman of the CII Northern Region


Mr Sumant Sinha, a passionate advocate of solutions to climate change through business and public policy took charge of CII Northern Region for the year 2017 – 18 as its Chairman, today. Mr Sachit Jain a transformational leader at India’s one of the leading textile houses took charge as the new Deputy Chairman.


Press releases issued by CII today said that new incumbents were elected during the first meeting of the newly elected Regional Council members held in New Delhi on March 22. Mr Sumant Sinha is the Founder Chairman & CEO of ReNew Power, one of India’s largest clean energy companies. He holds a B.Tech from IIT Delhi, an MBA from IIM Calcutta and a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a National Talent Scholar. Sumant founded ReNew Power in the year 2011 with the purpose of establishing a robust and sustainable presence as an Independent Power Producer (IPP) across the clean energy space of wind and solar energy.


A recipient of the prestigious ‘Renewable Energy Leader of the Year 2015’ award at the National Awards for Excellence in Renewable Energy, Sumant has been instrumental in advocating solutions to climate change through a combination of business and public policy. He has also served as the Co-Chairman of the CII National Committee on Renewable Energy as well as Chairman of the Regional Committee on Membership for CII Northern Region.


Elaborating on the priorities for the 2017-18, Mr Sinha said, “India is transforming very swiftly and we need to equip ourselves for the same. CII Northern Region has identified 6 Es as the focus areas – Effective Policy Advocacy; Ease of Doing Business; Enhancing SME Competitiveness; Enabling Infrastructure; Entrepreneurship, Start Ups & Skill Development and most importantly Engagement with the members.”


Mr Sachit Jain has been elected as the new Deputy Chairman of CII Northern Region. He is the Managing Director of Vardhman Special Steels and Joint Managing Director of Vardhman Textiles Ltd. Sachit studied Electrical Engineering at IIT Delhi; Management at IIM Ahmedabad and Financial Management at Stanford University, USA. He was awarded gold medal at IIM Ahmedabad in 1989. He joined the Vardhman Group in 1990 as Executive Director. He has been a very active member of CII and has served in various capacities including as the Chairman of CII Himachal Pradesh State Council, Chairman of Regional Committee on Human Resource Development and Co-Chairman of the Special Task Force on Entrepreneurship & Startups for CII Northern Region.


He has been a member of various advisory boards constituted by the Government of Himachal Pradesh and for his valuable contributions was awarded with the Prerna Stotra Puruskar by the State Government. Sumant Sinha would head the CII Northern Region which comprises Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Union Territory Chandigarh.

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ML Verma is a Senior journalist, with more than a decade of experience of active reporting for electronic media, news agencies and fast paced online media.

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