Tejpreet S Chopra, CEO, Bharat Light and Power Group.

On today’s episode of The Brand Called You, we have with us a very accomplished corporate professional turned Entrepreneur, Mr. Tejpreet S Chopra. Mr. Chopra is the CEO of Bharat Light and Power Group.

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Overview

On today’s episode of The Brand Called You, we have with us a very accomplished corporate professional turned Entrepreneur, Mr. Tejpreet S Chopra. Mr. Chopra is the CEO of Bharat Light and Power Group. He has been the President and CEO of GE (India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh). He is recognised by the World Economic Forum as a young Global Leader and he is the Co- Chair of the World Economic Forum’s, Global Future Council. Mr. Chopra is also a member of the Young Presidents’ Organisation (YPO) from the Delhi chapter.

Mr. Chopra shares his passion for clean energy and the reasons that led him into the business world. He mentions that he has always been determined to make clean energy widely accessible. He has helped a number of FMCG companies in the country to improve productivity by using ai technology. Mr. Chopra explains the relevance and importance of his business, Industry.ai and how more and more companies will soon adopt this technology. 

Mr. Chopra believes that the Covid situation has led more people to join the supply chains and has also accelerated the use of technology to increase productivity. 

“The fundamentals of any business is the people”

He mentions culture, integrity and relevance of the people as some of the core values of his businesses. And described his leadership style as,

“democracy with autocracy”

Mr. Chopra is passionate about the work he does and is purpose oriented. He firmly advises in working towards goals by contributing to society and leaving behind a legacy!

#business #energy #Entrepreneur #experience #knowledge #ai #technology

Profile

Tejpreet S. Chopra is the Founder & CEO of Bharat Light & Power Group (BLP). BLP is one of the leading clean energy generation (IPP) and technology companies in India. BLP has 3 companies in the group. The first focuses on developing, owning, and operating utility scale wind and solar farms. The second provides distributed solar solutions to the commercial & industrial sector. The third group company, “Industry.AI” is an Industrial IoT & Enterprise AI software application product company. It provides end to end monitoring, reporting and advanced analytics that improve productivity, efficiency and sustainability across industries including manufacturing, infrastructure, energy, steel, oil & gas etc. The BLP Group has had joint ventures with the Italian utility, Enel Green Power, and the Norwegian utility, Statkraft. Tejpreet’s 22 years of global management and finance experience was gained in various business roles held in France, England, Hong Kong, India and USA, of which over 14 years were at General Electric. Until 2010, Tejpreet was the President & CEO of General Electric in India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, and was responsible for directing GE’s strategies for growth in these countries. Prior to that, Tejpreet served as President & CEO of GE Commercial Finance in India, where he successfully restructured and expanded the business, thereby establishing GE Commercial Finance as one of the premier financial institutions in India. Since joining GE in 1996, he has held positions in marketing, structured finance and risk management, in Stamford and Hong Kong for GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). In 2005, he moved from the unit’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, to open GECAS’s office in Delhi. As Senior Vice-President and Country Head-India for GECAS, Tejpreet arranged over US$1 billion in financing for India’s growing airline industry. At present, he is an Independent Director on the board of SRF Limited, the Anand Group (top 5 Automotive Component Groups in India), IEX (Indian Energy Exchange) and Chairman of the board of APM Terminals Pipavav port (A.P. Møller – Maersk A/S group). He is also on the board of the World Economic Forum Foundation for YGL’s; and the UK based Clean Air Fund. Tejpreet was recently nominated to the Board of Governors of the Lawrence School, Sanawar. He is the National Skill Development Corporation (Govt of India and Indian Industry initiative) Nominee Director on the Board of the Power Sector Skill Council. Tejpreet is involved in various industry associations. He is a member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), was the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM), and was on the Board of Directors of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC). He is a member of the Council of Management of the All India Management Association (AIMA). Tejpreet was recently appointed the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s, Global Future Council (GFC) on Advanced Energy Technologies. He is also on the World Economic Forum’s Stewardship Board on the Future of Energy. He is a participant of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Cornell University Council. He is also an Aspen Institute Fellow, a part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in 2010. Tejpreet has also spoken at several international conferences, including Asia Society’s CEO Forum Series in New York and LA, the Economist’s India Business Summit in London, the Wharton India Economic Forum, the Harvard Business School India Conference, and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. He graduated from The Lawrence School, Sanawar. Tejpreet holds an MBA degree from Cornell University, a B.A. Honors degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University and attended an executive program at the Harvard Kennedy School. He enjoys sports and music – and was a national level swimmer.

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