Sumant Sinha

ReNew Power

Chairman and Managing Director

Sumant Sinha is the Founder, Chairman, and Managing Director of ReNew Power, India’s largest clean energy company. A leading first-generation entrepreneur, Mr. Sinha started his career as an Investment Banker in the United States and the United Kingdom with leading global banks such as Citibank and ING, after which he returned to India and was the Group Chief Financial Officer of the Aditya Birla Group for five years. In 2007 he joined Suzlon as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Sinha founded ReNew Power in January 2011 and since then, it has grown exponentially to emerge as India’s largest renewable power producer with more than 8,000 MW of commissioned and under-construction wind and solar capacity, spanning more than 100 sites across India. It is the only emerging markets platform (excepting China) with a commissioned portfolio of more than 5,000 MW. To date, ReNew Power has raised more than $1.4 billion of equity from global investors such as Goldman Sachs, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), and JERA. For his achievements in the area of entrepreneurship and clean energy, Mr. Sinha has won several awards including the “Economic Times Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2018,” “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 2017.” In 2019, ReNew Power won the coveted “S&P Global Platts Rising Star Award.”

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