Wärtsilä India, a subsidiary of the technology group Wärtsilä Corporation, has appointed Mr. Venkatesh Ras the new Managing Director& Director, Energy Business, India.
Mr.Venkatesh comes with 30 years of experience in theMarine and Energysectors. During his career in Wärtsilä for over 25 years, he has worked in India, Singapore and Finland managing various strategic roles. His latest role with Wärtsilä has been as Area Director for Middle East Asia based in Singapore.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Frederic Carron, Chairman, Wärtsilä India Private Ltdand Vice President, Middle East & Asia, Energy Businesssaid, “Venkatesh has an outstanding career spanning over 30 years in the industry. We are confident that his experience in Business Strategy & Transformation, Project & Contract Management, and Quality & Operational Development will further facilitate profitable growth for Wärtsilä in India. We look forward to utilizing his expertise and experience in taking the company’s goal and vision forward.”
“I am honoured and excited to lead an organisation with such a rich legacy, filled with dedicated and passionate individuals. I look forward to enhancing Wartsila India’s market leadership with innovative life cycle solutions and accelerating the Renewables and Decarbonisation journey, propelling the business to greater heights.” commented Mr. Venkateshon his appointment.
In India since the early 1980s, Wärtsilä has contributed immensely to the Power segment of the country. Wärtsilä has 35 years of experience in providing complete lifecycle power solutions for the Indian Marine & Energy markets. Wärtsilä has more than 500 employees in India and has delivered around 250 power plants to India with total output of over 3500 MW.In the Marine market, Wärtsilä has delivered a broad range of solutions to various marine segments, including Navy, Coast Guard, Port Trusts, Merchant Shipping, floating cranes and offshore rigs.