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Suzlon's Paulo Fernando Soares takes over as Group CEO of Kenersys Print E-mail
Written by Viswanath   
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Pune: Kenersys, a Kalyani Group Company and wind turbine manufacturer today announced the appointment of Mr Paulo Fernando Soares as the Group CEO, Kenersys with effect from April 13,2010. Prior to joining Kenersys, Paulo worked as the CEO of Suzlon China in Beijing for a period of 5 years.

Kenersys presently has two operating entities in Germany and India (Kenersys Europe GmbH and Kenersys India Private Limited respectively) for manufacturing, assembling, marketing and servicing wind turbines.

Welcoming Paulo on board, Mr Baba Kalyani, Chairman, Kalyani Group said, “We are happy to have Paulo as a part of our team and the new Kenersys Group CEO. Paulo brings with him rich and unique experience in the area of renewable energy. This will help us create opportunities and take Kenersys to the next stage, both in Europe as well as in India”.

“I’m delighted to have been given this opportunity”, said Paulo. Together with the team at Kenersys, it will be my endeavour to take this company to greater heights in the Wind Energy business.

Under his leadership Suzlon has successfully negotiated significant amount of contracts in the Chinese market, which have allowed the company to secure a place as one of the leaders among the international players in the industry in China. As the CEO of Suzlon China, he was responsible for developing its business from a start-up phase to a completely established plant with a capacity to manufacture 600 MW per year.

Paulo has over 15 years of experience in the Hydro Power business in Brazil and China. He has worked with Siemens Hydro in Brazil, followed by Voith Siemens Hydro joint venture in Shanghai, China. During his tenure with Siemens, he has acquired in-depth knowledge across functions such as market development, manufacturing, project management, engineering and controlling. His last position was Vice President Project Management at Voith Siemens Shanghai in China from 2000 to 2005.

Paulo has a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering at Faculdade de Engenharia Industrial – FEI and a Executive MBA in General Management at Fundação Dom Cabral – FDC, both in Brazil.

Kenersys is co-funded by First Reserve Corporation, a leading US based, private equity firm with over USD 1.2 Billion investment in alternative and renewable energy companies.

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