• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Sumant Sinha

ReNew Power

Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Sumant Sinha is the founder of ReNew and has been ReNew’s Chairman and CEO since 2011. Prior to founding ReNew, Mr. Sinha served as President Finance at Aditya Birla Group and founder CEO of Aditya Birla Retail. He also held the post of Chief Operating Officer of Suzlon Energy Ltd from 2008 to 2010. Currently, Mr. Sinha serves on the advisory board of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Mr. Sinha has also held various roles in investment banking at globally reputed organizations such as Citicorp Securities and ING Barings Services Limited in the United States and the United Kingdom. Sumant chairs The Climate Group’s India Advisory Board and a member of the Advisory Council of India Climate Collective. He is a Board member of the US India Strategic Partnership Forum and the President of the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industries of India. He has also authored a book — “Fossil Free: Reimagining Clean Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World”. In 2021, Mr. Sinha was recognized as a SDG Pioneer by the United Nations Global Compact. Mr. Sinha holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, a post graduate diploma in business management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, United States. Mr. Sinha is also a CFA charter holder.

Sessions With Sumant Sinha

Thursday, 9 March

  • 04:10pm - 04:50pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 10:10 pm - 09/mar/2023 10:50 pm

    The Race for Clean Energy

    Energy Infrastructure/Supply Chain
    During the 2020s, six-times more solar, two-times more wind and 37-times more batteries will be required than in the previous decade. Each of these technologies are critical to the decarbonization of the global economy and will rely upon a major scale up of their associated supply chains, from raw materials and manufacturing capacities, to logistics, labor and specialist-skilled engineers. Where will the major bottlenecks and shortages be seen? How can the necessary investments in manufacturing capacity be unlocked? What steps should be taken to ensure supply chains can scale sufficiently?