Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) has announced that it has appointed Francis Jayasurya as India director to support the organisation’s activities in driving forward the country’s wind energy market.
GWEC chief executive Ben Backwell said: “India is a key market for GWEC with massive potential for both onshore and offshore wind.
“We are thrilled to welcome Francis to GWEC’s growing team in order to help urgently address crucial regulatory and policy issues that are threatening to hinder India’s energy transition. With his track record and experience in the local market, we look forward to scaling up our activities and being able to help India accelerate progress towards its ambitious targets”.
Jayasurya further: “In the current context of the Indian market, it is critical that we work with all stakeholders including national and state governments, turbine suppliers, power producers, utilities and independent service providers to speed up implementation and eliminate the bottlenecks which are slowing progress towards the energy transition.
“As the voice of the global wind industry, GWEC is well placed to play this important role and I am pleased to be part of this important initiative”.
Jayasurya has over 30 years’ experience in corporate affairs at multinational corporations in the power sector and has been active in the wind energy sector since 2007.
Previously to his role at GWEC, Jayasurya was communications head at the Indian Wind Turbine Manufacturers Association and country manager for India at WindSim.
Jayasurya was also a board member at the Norway Business Association of India, involved in promoting the wind energy sector to member countries.
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