E-mobility for the State of Maharashtra- The Way Ahead

E-mobility for the State of Maharashtra- The Way Ahead

E-mobility for the State of Maharashtra- The Way Ahead

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The Govt. of India has created a strategic path to promote sustainable transportation systems through electric vehicles. The State of Maharashtra too crafted its own policy for eMobility. There is enthusiasm as well as concerns over the timeliness and effectiveness of this eMobility initiative.


In continuation of our regular efforts of bringing together both national and international stakeholders, this platform facilitates significant dialogues and investigates practical financing, regulatory, and policy pathways. Its objective is to catalyze India’s decarbonization trajectory and advance the growth of electric mobility in Maharashtra & the across nation.


Considering the context, Bombay Chamber, under the auspices of its Power and Infrastructure committee is organising a conclave on ‘E-mobility for the State of Maharashtra – The Way Ahead’, on 21st February 2024 in The Ruby, 4th Floor NW 29, Senapati Bapat Marg(Tulsi Pipe Road), Dadar (W)


February, 2024

10.00 am to 1.30 pm


Event Agenda


10.00 am to 10.02 am

Introductory Remarks

10.02 am to 10.05 am

Theme Setting
Mr. Amit Kekare, Chairman, Power & Infrastructure Committee Bombay Chamber, Vice President – Head of eMobility, Siemens Ltd.

10.05 am to 10.20 am

Address by Keynote Speaker
Topic-“Fostering Eco-Friendly Transportation in Maharashtra
Shri. Vishwas Vasant Pathak, Independent Director, Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL)

10.20 am to 11.15 am

CEO Panel Discussion:- Fostering Public Private Partnerships to Build a Robust Ecosystem

Session Chair & Moderator:
To be decided

Special Guest:

  • Mr. Robert Demann, Executive Vice President Siemens India and Smart Infrastructure Head for South Asia at Siemens Ltd., India
  • Mr. Ramkrishna Singh, Head of Business Operations – EV Charging, Tata Power
  • Mr. Sandeep Bangia, Chief Operating Officer- Electric Mobility Jio-bp

11.15 am to 11.30 am

Tea Break

11.30 am to 12.15 pm

CEO Panel Discussion: – Investment Avenues and Financing Mechanisms in emerging mobility technologies

Session Chairman & Moderator:
To be decided

Panel Members:

  • Mr. Vaibhav Nigam, Sr. VP – Business, BlackSoil Capital
  • Mr. S.M. Sundaresan, Head, Global Business Development & Marketing, L&T Semiconductor Technologies Ltd(LTSCT)
  • Dr. R. K. Singh, CGM, SIDBI
  • Mr. K Mukundan, Senior Principal, Strategic Initiatives and Policy Advisory, National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF)

12.15 pm to 1.00 pm

CEO Panel Discussion: – Technological Advancements & Changing business Models in E-Mobility

Session Chairman & Moderator:
Mr. Amit Kekare, Chairman, Power & Infrastructure Committee Bombay Chamber, Vice President – Head of eMobility, Siemens Ltd.

Panel Members:

  • Mr. Jerin Venad, CEO & Co-Founder, Cityflo
  • Mr. Darryl Dias, Co-Founder & CBO, Magenta Mobility
  • Mr. Neeraj Manchanda, Founder, Zuge Electric Private Limited
  • Mr. Thierry van Helden, Deputy Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mumbai.

1.00 pm to 1.10 pm

Summary and Concluding Remarks
Mr. Srihari (Sri) Mulgund, Partner, EY Parthenon

1.10 pm to 1.15 pm

Vote of Thanks
Mr. Sandeep Khosla, Director General, Bombay Chamber

                (*Awaiting Confirmation)

Shri. Vishwas Vasant Pathak

Shri Vishwas Pathak has joined Board of MSEDCL as Independent Director. Shri. Pathak is a Post Graduate in Commerce and Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India as well as Graduate in Law. He has more than 25 years of experience in fields of law, management, finance, Corporate law and Industry. He has also practiced as an Advocate at Bombay High Court in corporate laws.

Shri. Pathak has been associated on the Board of various listed and unlisted companies as Independent Director. He was appointed as Chairman of Vision Document Committee for Maharashtra. He is also associated with journalism and is Chairman of 90 years old Marathi daily “Tarun Bharat”.

Ms. Anjali Bansal

Anjali Bansal is the Founding Partner of Avaana Climate and Sustainability Fund – investing in technology and innovation-led start-ups catalysing climate solutions and sustainability. Previously, Anjali was the Non-Executive Chairperson of Dena Bank, appointed by the Government of India to steer the stressed bank’s resolution and merger with Bank of Baroda. Prior to that, Anjali was a Global Partner and Managing Director with TPG Growth PE, responsible for India, SE Asia, Africa and Middle East and strategy consultant with McKinsey in New York.

Anjali has invested in various successful start-ups including Nykaa, Delhivery, Urban Company, Darwinbox, Farmart, and climate tech leaders like Turno, Terra.do and Eeki. She serves as an independent director on leading boards including Tata Power, Nestle, and Piramal Enterprises. She has been appointed on the Board of ONDC (Open Network for Digital Commerce) and GIFT City, and chairs the Climate Council within IVCA. She is a Member of the Evolution Review Committee for Niti Aayog, India’s premier policy think tank chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister.

Anjali has previously chaired the India board of Women’s World Banking, and served on the boards of GSK Pharma, Siemens, and Bata. She has co-founded and chaired the FICCI program for Women on Corporate Boards.

Anjali is a member of the YPO and a charter member of TiE. She has been listed as one of the “Most Powerful Women” by India’s leading publications, Business Today, Fortune India and Forbes India.

She has a bachelors in Computer Engineering from Gujarat University and a Masters from Columbia University.

Ms. Pinky Mehta

Pinky Mehta is the Chief Financial Officer of Aditya Birla Capital Ltd, the holding company of the financial services businesses of the Aditya Birla Group (the Group). Prior to this, she was the CFO of Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd. (ABNL), from 2015-2017.


Pinky is a qualified Chartered Accountant with 32 years of diversified experience. She joined the Aditya Birla Group in 1991, to become the first woman officer in the Group. As a key member of the Finance team at ABNL for about two decades, she handled many portfolios and made major contributions in the areas of Taxation, MIS, Accounts, Legal and Secretarial. She has played an active role in the area of Demergers, Mergers and Acquisitions since 1998 viz., demerger of Cement; Joint Venture with Sun Life for Life Insurance business; acquisition of Madura Garments, Transworks, Minacs and Apollo Sindhoori. Pinky has handled many complicated tax issues and has mastered the intricacies of tax laws.


Pinky has led the Management Services Division (MSD) of the Aditya Birla Group for five years from 2010 – 2015 and has executed many high-impact projects aimed at achieving commercial excellence, knowledge integration & future forecasting and leveraging cost synergies and competitive advantage.


In her role as Chief Financial Officer of ABNL, she completed the Demerger of Madura Garments to Pantaloons Fashion & Retail Limited creating the largest Fashion & Lifestyle Company in India in the listed space under the name of Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd. She has also played a key role in the merger of ABNL with Grasim Industries Ltd., followed by the listing of the Aditya Birla Capital Ltd.



She became the First Woman CFO of an Aditya Birla Group Company. In recognition of her versatile ability to handle multiple roles and accepting new challenges, she has been bestowed upon the following awards:-

The Chairman’s Award for Exceptional Contributor in 2008.
The Chairman’s Award for Accomplished Leader in 2016.
The “CA CFO – Woman Award” by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in the year 2016.
Finance Leader of the Year Award in 2020 from “ET Prime”.

Mr. Robert Demann

Robert Harald Kottukapally Demann is the Executive Vice President and Head of Smart Infrastructure at Siemens India. He spent his childhood and early life growing up in Bengaluru, India before moving to Germany where he completed his education and began his professional journey in the house of Siemens. Having earned his Master’s degree in business information systems, Robert joined Siemens as a project manager for business transformation and system integration projects.


In the last 25 years, Robert has been managing international and interdisciplinary teams across varied businesses, during which he demonstrated his capability to setup and transform new businesses in different countries. Before being appointed to his current role, Robert spent more than 10 years in China, and was responsible for many Siemens’ businesses there. These included leading and transforming the energy transmission businesses, setting up and leading the smart grid division, setting up the CoC for cities in Asia and leading and transforming the IT solutions and services division for the region. He also represented Siemens on the board of various joint ventures as well as was their legal representative. Prior to this, he has worked with Siemens in various senior management positions in Germany and Singapore and in management roles in Thailand, Japan and Indonesia. Robert is a tech aficionado and is passionate about keeping pace with the changing landscape of technology.

Mr. Amit Kekare

Amit Kekare is Vice President in Siemens Ltd and currently heading the eMobility business for India and Middle East region. In his more than 18 years of experience in Energy Industry, he has worked across various geographies such as US, Europe, and Asia. He has led business and strategy functions and actively led multiple power systems engineering, HVDC design projects globally. He holds Masters in Power Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (New York) and MBA from Indian School of Business (Hyderabad).

Mr. Shrinath Rao

Mr. Shrinath Rao has over 40+ years of extensive experience in the Construction Industry with LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED.

He has held various Senior Management positions in International business segments (Middle East & ASEAN countries) for almost 22 years and 18+ years within India.

He holds a degree in Civil Engineering and is a fellow from Oxford University.

Currently, he is heading the Transportation infrastructure Independent Company (RBF & RBG).

His experience is rich, varied and spans domains like Management, Construction, Contracts, and Inter-disciplinary Finance arrangement for large-scale projects.

Mr. Ramkrishna Singh

Mr Ramkrishna Singh is a veteran Power Sector professional and Change Management expert with 29 plus years of extensive experience with India’s largest private power distribution utilities in the field of Commercial, Operation, Engineering & Procurement, Project Management Consultancy & Implementation  and Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure development etc.


Presently He is building & expanding EV Charging business for Tata Power as a Head – Business Operations- EV Charging and is responsible for Strategy formulation, Concept to Commissioning and Operations of EV Charging Infrastructure for Home , Public, Fleet and Bus segment along with digital platform across India.


He has played key role in turning around and change management of Delhi’s Power Distribution business at BRPL/BYPL and TATA Power-DDL. He has also been actively involved with BIS and CEA for formulations and amendments of Electronic Meter standards and regulations, Smart Meters /AMI standards and regulations, Meter Protocol standardisation, formulation of renewable/solar energy policy for Delhi, Punjab and Goa.


Mr Singh is an Electrical Engineering graduate and Management postgraduate from NMIMS, Mumbai. He is a fellow member of Institution of Engineers ( India) and a certified Energy Auditor from BEE.

Mr. Jerin Venad

Jerin Venad is the CEO and Co-founder of Cityflo, an app-based, daily bus company, offering safe and comfortable commute for urban professionals. Cityflo today runs 300+ buses on heavy traffic routes in Mumbai and Hyderabad, serving 250,000 passengers every month. The company is backed by VCs, India Quotient and Lightbox. Prior to Cityflo, Jerin worked at EY. He is an alumnus of IIT Bombay.

Mr. Sandeep Khosla

Sandeep Khosla is the Director General of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry since February 2020.

Sandeep has over 33 years of overall experience in the Media & Entertainment industry. He has 20+ years experience in Leadership roles having spent 23 years as Group Vice President with the Indian Express Newspapers (Bom) Ltd., 6 years as CEO with Network 18 and 4 years as CEO at Mid-day Infomedia Ltd.

Sandeep was also the Producer of the Annual Star Screen Awards for 10 years. He has
successfully built and led top performing teams nationally. He has in-depth knowledge of
the Publishing industry with expertise in Advertising & Marketing.

Mr. Vaibhav Nigam

Vaibhav Nigam is a seasoned finance professional with a career spanning over 18 years, specialising in investments, financial structuring, and risk management. He joined BlackSoil in November 2023 as a Senior Vice President of Business, where he leads the investment team responsible for strategic investments in key sectors such as EV Space, Fintechs, and Structured Finance.

Vaibhav is an expert in structured credit investments, focusing on SME and Mid-Market Segments. His strategic insights and risk management skills have driven successful investments and optimised returns for his organisations.

His professional journey reflects a diverse range of experiences in prominent financial institutions. Prior to joining BlackSoil, Vaibhav held the position of Head of Investments at Pepper India Advisors, where he played a pivotal role in shaping investment strategies. Before that, he served as Vice President of the Alternate Asset Groups at Kotak Mahindra Bank, contributing significantly to the growth and development of the organisation’s investment portfolio. His previous tenure at IndusInd Bank, Yes Bank and ICICI Bank solidified his expertise in the finance domain.

He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification.

Mr. Neeraj Manchanda

“As a man who had been deeply involved with corporate advisory consulting for well over a decade, Neeraj believes in the mighty impact of the human pyramid structure.

That’s been his life so far in strategy consulting. The renewable energy space has taught him how to identify people who are passionate, a bit crazy and genuinely want to add value to society and to their own potential.

His entrepreneurial journey has been long and eventful. He established a successful solar startup firm and completed over 200 projects spread across industrial, commercial, and residential segments.

With the EV wave coming in, he recognized its unlocked value as an important area to cater to in order to facilitate EV penetration in any geography: something that gives access and convenience to the buyer with unflappable trust factors built in. And that’s what Zuge Electric is about; an EV distribution and ecosystem specialist based out of Bangalore. Zuge is the first company globally that brings in metaverse-enabled virtual showrooms to its users. Being the founder, most of his time is dedicated to building Zuge upon solid foundations.

Also, it is only fair to confess that his avatar as a visiting professor at SP Jain Global Institute of Management also draws out the ‘forever student’ aspect in him and that keeps his curious spirit alive.”

Mr. Darryl Dias,

Darryl is the Co-Founder & CBO at Magenta Mobility. He has been instrumental in shaping Magenta’s success since its inception. In his current role, he spearheads Magenta’s initiatives to expand market share, forge strategic partnerships, and implement forward-thinking business strategies further advancing the company’s strategic business objectives.

He co-founded Magenta, India’s fully integrated electric mobility solutions provider to support the electric mobility mission through its business services and intermediaries. Seed funded by HPCL and incubated by Shell, today, Magenta has won numerous awards and accolades and is recognized for its pioneering work in the EV space.

Darryl’s prior experience includes working with – Schenectady Herdillia (SI Group), ABUS Kransysteme GmbH and Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. Before setting up Magenta, he was working with ABUS Kransysteme GmbH in leading major projects for marquee clients in the Middle East.

A true social activist, he has volunteered for accomplishing various NGOs missions such as raising funds for the education for the needy girl child & for the care of the elderly & participated in Leprosy Eradication Drive.

Darryl holds a Master’s degree from Cornell University, Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, and Computer Masters & Engineering from Ministry of Education of U.A.E. When he is not on the job, Darryl loves running, playing snooker & is an avid guitarist who can also play piano & xylophone.


Dr R. K. Singh, PhD (JRF UGC- MSME Entrepreneurship), MBA (B&F) & Fellow, IIBF has experience of 32+ years in development banking. Presently he is Head, Green Climate, Energy Efficiency and International Cooperation, SIDBI. Before this assignment, he was head of Promotion and Development and Clusters wherein he founded & ran for 3+ years Mission Swavalamban. It is SIDBIs umbrella programme woven around several pathbreaking models and aimed at kindling entrepreneurship culture with theme, Each House – One Entrepreneur. He has been Project Head, Poor State Inclusive Growth Programme, which transited as Swavalamban Resource Facility to support financial inclusion of micro enterprises. From 2005-06 to 2012-13, he had managed the multi-partnership MSME Financing and Development (MSMEFDP) project supported by the World Bank, GIZ, KfW and DFID, UK. Besides being on several committees / working group at national levels, he has been Founding Director & CEO of section 8 company (SIDBI SWAVALAMBAN FOUNDATION), incubated the technology bank and several innovative projects/models such as, SIDBI Cluster Development Fund, Soft cluster engagement models, challenge fund(s), Risk Sharing Facility, digital access portals (psb59 minutes – a contactless platform, standupmitra, udyamimitra etc.)

Mr. Thierry van Helden

Thierry van Helden currently is the deputy Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Mumbai. Responsible for promotion of economic relations between India and the Netherlands, promotion of human rights and consular affairs
His previous posting was a the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he led the Public Private Partnership team playing a key role in designing the new Dutch Aid, Trade and Investment strategy.
Thierry has more than 20 years’ experience in economic development and private sector engagement combining both the development and trade agendas.
He has worked on the ground in China on promoting Dutch trade and investments with a development dimension.
He has also worked in Ghana on designing the “from aid to trade agenda”, including the transformation of the cocoa, oil palm and horticulture value chains in partnership with the Ghanaian and Dutch private sectors.
Domestic Revenue Mobilisation is another area he has contributed to, in close cooperation with Ghanaian and Dutch authorities.
He is an expert in operationalizing financial models for public private cooperation as a result of his work at the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.
He holds an MA in Chinese and management from Leiden University and a BA in Chinese and history from University of Sydney.

Srihari Mulgund

Srihari is an accomplished automotive professional with over 20+ years of experience in product development and management consulting across the US, Japan, China, and India. Currently, Srihari is a Partner at EY Parthenon and Heads their EV & Battery practice pan-India. He has worked extensively in the EV ecosystem delivering strategic projects and has been involved in some of the marquee deals in the EV space. He has published numerous thought leadership papers on topics ranging from batteries, hydrogen, semiconductor shortage, etc.

Srihari has worked extensively in the engineering domain, with hands-on experience designing and developing control algorithms and embedded software for powertrains for two major passenger vehicle manufacturers. Successfully combining deep industry and technical expertise with management consulting, Srihari has delivered 80+ assignments of strategic importance to the C-suite and boards of passenger and commercial vehicle manufacturers; two-wheeler manufacturers; automotive suppliers and private equity players.

Srihari holds an MBA from the University of Michigan, the US, as well as M.S. (ME) and B.E. (ME) degrees from the University of Toledo, the US, and the National Institute of Engineering, Mysore.

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Mr. Siddhesh Pawar,
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