Former Power Ministry Joint Secretary Vishal Kapoor Takes Charge as CEO of EESL

After completing his tenure as Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Power, Government of India, Vishal Kapoor took charge as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.

November 02, 2022. By Manu Tayal

After completing his tenure as Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Power, Government of India, Vishal Kapoor took charge as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of state-owned Energy Efficiency Services Ltd.

EESL is a joint venture (JV) of public sector undertakings under the Ministry of Power.

Post taking charge as CEO of EESL, Vishal Kapoor said, “EESL Group has been at the forefront of India’s journey towards sustainability and self-reliance. The time is now ripe to recognize the potential of energy efficiency, demand side management, electric mobility, and renewables in India’s energy matrix. The Government of India has acknowledged EESL’s potential as the key pillar in leading India towards energy security. I am pleased to take charge as the CEO of world’s largest public Energy Service Company (ESCO). As I begin with this new stint, I look forward to supporting the Ministry of Power in its endeavor to position India as a global leader in clean energy and bolster its commitment to mitigating climate change and achieving its Net Zero Target.”

As Joint Secretary, his role entailed leading various government interventions, schemes, and reforms in the power distribution sector. Furthermore, he was spearheading cyber security and IT initiatives in the power sector. 

He also played an instrumental role in formulating the revamped distribution sector scheme for the operational and financial turnaround of distribution utilities. 

In his previous roles with Indian Railways, he has worked in various capacities in the design, operations and maintenance of the Rolling Stock of Indian Railways. Amongst his other accomplishments are the introduction of the high-capacity car carrying freight cars in India and the export of more than a dozen locomotives to Tanzania and Myanmar. 

On the educational front, Mr Kapoor graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE) and holds a Masters degree from the National University of Singapore. 

Besides, he has also pursued the Advanced Management Program in public policy from the Indian School of Business. 
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