New Group CEO at Kenersys

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Kenersys, a Kalyani Group Company and wind turbine manufacturer, has appointed Paulo Fernando Soares as the Group CEO. Prior to joining Kenersys he worked as the CEO of Suzlon China in Beijing for a period of five years. 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.

Fernando has over 15 years of experience in the hydropower 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 acquired in-depth knowledge across functions such as market development, manufacturing, project management, engineering, and controlling. His last position was vice president of project management at Voith Siemens Shanghai in China from 2000 to 2005. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an executive MBA in general management.

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. Kenersys is co-funded by First Reserve Corporation, a leading U.S.-based private equity firm.

“We are happy to have Paulo as a part of our team and the new Kenersys Group CEO,” says Baba Kalyani, chairman of the Kalyani Group. “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,” Fernando says. “Together with the team at Kenersys it will be my endeavour to take this company to greater heights in the wind energy business.” For more information visit www.kenersys.com.