Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President and MD, Customized Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. and Executive Director, IESA, leads the IESA leadership council. Rahul is leading the Emerging Technologies practice for Customized Energy Solutions globally with a focus on energy storage, renewables, demand response and smart grid technologies. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of Energy Storage Association (ESA) in USA during 2009-15 and was elected as Secretary in 2013. He was elected as Vice Chair for Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA) in 2014. In May 2014, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) nominated him on the standing committee for energy storage and hybrids. Institution of Engineering (India), Pune Chapter awarded him the prestigious “DSK Energy Award” for contributions in the field of renewable energy in 2015.
Other leadership council members include Mr. Manish Kumar, MD, AES Energy Storage; Mr. Madhusudan Khemka, Chairperson and MD Regen Powertech; Dr. Sudhakar Potukuchi, VP-Technology, Eaton; Mr. Kevin Bligh, CFO, Vionx Energy Corporation.