Jayarama Prasad Chalasani

Jayarama Prasad Chalasani

Group CEO, Suzlon Group

Mr. Jayarama Prasad Chalasani joined Suzlon Group in April, 2016 as the Group CEO. Mr. Chalasani brings with him a rich experience of 36 years in the Indian infrastructure industry, transcending a mix of both public and private sectors, at companies such as NTPC, Reliance Power Ltd, and Punj Lloyd. He is a mechanical engineer who is widely acclaimed for his project management and people leadership skills. Rated among Asia's Best CEOs on multiple occasions, Mr. Chalasani has been recognized for his leadership and employee engagement skills.

Prior to joining Suzlon, Mr Chalasani was with the Punj Lloyd Group as Group CEO and Managing Director. Spearheading the Group, his primary focus was on improving operations, augmenting processes, and strengthening various business entities.

He started his career with public sector enterprise – NTPC and grew up the ranks over the years. During his stint at NTPC for over 16 years, he has helmed various roles while executing several power projects. Mr Chalasani’s next assignment was with Reliance Power Ltd, as the CEO. He was instrumental in Reliance Power becoming the largest market capitalization private sector company in power. He was also responsible for starting India’s largest coal mine operations in the shortest possible time. He has also led the transition of BSES from a power distribution to an infrastructure company creating new business areas.

At Suzlon, Mr Chalasani’s role entails improving operations, enhancing and simplifying processes, and leveraging both HR and Finance to position companies for strong and sustainable growth to create value for stakeholders. A strong believer in the business fundamentals, technology focus and innovative business models of Suzlon, he spearheads the overall performance of the organisation.

A family person at heart, his first preference is to spend quality time at home. Passionate about reading and fitness, he reads non-fiction and enjoys sports.