- Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) joint venture IntelliSmart looks after smart-meter rollout program
- IntelliSmart will work in collaboration with all stakeholders for operations and maintenance of the smart meter infrastructure
IntelliSmart Infrastructure Private Limited (IntelliSmart), a joint venture of EESL and NIIF, has announced the appointment of Anil Rawal as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Rawal will be responsible for IntelliSmart’s operations across the nation and leveraging his expertise to drive stronger countrywide growth.
“I am delighted to be part of Intellismart and am confident that together, we will drive the Government’s mission of expediting the deployment of smart meters across the country. This mission is very critical for improving financial health of distribution segment of the nation, which would eventually spur the complete power value chain. It is a great opportunity to be a part of an organisation backed by two stalwart companies in their sector,” stated Anil Rawal, CEO IntelliSmart.
IntelliSmart looks after smart-meter rollout program in India. An official statement by the company informed that IntelliSmart will work in collaboration with all stakeholders to procure, deploy, and provide operations and maintenance for the smart meter infrastructure.
Experience in corporate and government business
Rawal is an industry veteran with over 20 years of transformational business leadership and change management experience, with about 11 years each in corporate and government business. He has worked in various capacities with the Government of India across the nation as well as abroad in countries like Bhutan and Bangladesh.
Rawal started his professional life as an Indian Civil Services Officer. He has also worked with Reliance and Sterlite Power in the past.
He has also advised multiple establishments of the Indian Armed Forces, Border Roads Organization, and Indian Military Training on various financial, contractual, regulatory, and commercial aspects for large national and international infra projects, procurement and transactions. He has also been involved in the evolution of PPP framework for infrastructure development projects.
Speaking on the appointment Anil Rawal, Saurabh Kumar, MD, EESL & Chairman, IntelliSmart, said, “We are delighted that Anil will be leading IntelliSmart as the CEO and spearhead the implementation of smart meters in India. We are fortunate to have an industry veteran on board.”
Sujoy Bose, Managing Director & CEO, NIIF, added, “As we look at a major expansion over the next few years, we require an able leader with superlative industry experience to bolster our growth. We are looking forward to leveraging Anil’s expertise and insights to spur the smart meter ambition of the Government of India. We wish Anil the very best for his journey as the CEO at IntelliSmart.”