Wärtsilä India, a subsidiary of the technology company Wärtsilä Corporation, has appointed Mr. Neeraj Sharma as the new President & Managing Director.
Mr. Sharma comes with over 30 years of experience in the Energy and Industrial sectors. He has significant experience in leading and developing emerging markets. Prior to this appointment, he was Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific and Member of the Executive Board for KONE Corporation, Finland. Earlier to this, he was Managing Director, KONE India. Mr Sharma has also held management positions with global organizations like General Electric and Alstom.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Kari Hietanen, Chairman, Wärtsilä India Pvt Ltd said, “Neeraj has an outstanding career spanning over 30 years in the industry, and has shown strong results in the demanding posts he has held in India and globally. We are confident that his experience, deep understanding of the market dynamics, analytical management style and ability to identify potential areas of expansion 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 would like to thank Kari and the local management team for steering Wärtsilä India through challenging times during the last two years. Wärtsilä India has a competitive edge in the country, and I am convinced that we will have a big role to play in implementation of solutions for the Energy and Marine sectors in India in the coming years”, commented Neeraj on his appointment.
In India since the early 1980s, Wärtsilä has contributed immensely to the Power segment of the country. Wärtsilä has 30 years of experience in providing complete lifecycle power solutions for the Indian Marine & Energy markets. Wärtsilä has about 900 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.