Mr. Seethapathy Chander has over 4 decades of multi-faced experience in Power sector as well as areas of business strategy, portfolio management, investments, ICT infrastructure development, private sector operations and public-private partnerships.
Mr. Chander is a B.Tech. (Electrical) from IIT, Delhi and holds a Specialist Diploma in Business Management in Human Resources. Mr. Chander started his career as Executive Trainee, NTPC in February 1977 (first batch best trainee), and worked in transmission systems. He was responsible for commissioning of NTPC's first 400 kV installations and introduction of new High Voltage Direct Current transmission technology in India.
He has served in Asian Development Bank (ADB) for 23 years from 1992 to 2015, working on energy policy, planning, portfolio management, power sector reforms (in India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal and Laos) ICT infrastructure development, ADB's long-term strategy, private sector operations and public-private partnerships.
Post his superannuation from ADB, he was Senior Advisor to the President and Head of Operations at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, an Independent Director on Tata Power Group entities, NTPC Limited (2016 to 2019) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (2018 to 2020) and an honorary Senior Advisor to the Secretary General, World Energy Council.
Mr. Chander has worked in infrastructure development projects in 23 countries, has extensively travelled the world over for his project works and published 63 papers, some of which have won awards. He is also on the Boards of Tata Power Solar Systems Limited, Walwhan Renewable Energy Limited, Poolavadi Windfarm Limited (TPREL subsidiaries) and Prolearner Interactives, a technology start-up which is developing a training based in virtual reality and haptics.