Gentari appoints new CEO

KUALA LUMPUR: Clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd has appointed energy industry leader Sushil Purohit as its inaugural chief executive officer (CEO) effective Jan 16 next year.

Sushil, who was most recently the president of Wärtsilä Energy as well as executive vice-president and member of the Board of Management at Wärtsilä Corporation, brings over 28 years of global energy industry experience to Gentari.

His expertise and experience in the new energy sector spans over 70 countries, with a demonstrated track record overseeing operations in the Americas, Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Under his leadership, Wärtsilä Energy grew to become a key player in the grid scale energy storage market as well as a top technology provider in Grid Balancing Engine Power Plants.

The decarbonisation services business launched under his leadership further enables customers to achieve their decarbonisation goals rapidly, in a more economical and reliable manner.

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On this announcement, Gentari chairman Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik said Sushil’s vast global experience in the new energy industry would be a tremendous asset as he leads the Gentari team to venture into new markets.

“Building on the gains we have made since Gentari was first introduced, Sushil will aim to unlock new avenues in our quest to deliver clean energy solutions and capture opportunities in the energy transition,” he said, adding that Gentari would be aiming towards becoming an integrated net zero solutions provider, with an immediate focus on building its three core pillars of Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Green Mobility.

Sushil said the pace at which the energy transition has been developing globally is exciting.

“I am pleased to be playing a greater role here. It is both an honour and a privilege to be named the CEO of Gentari and I wish to thank Datuk Tengku Taufik and the Board of Gentari for their trust.

“The world is moving rapidly towards a cleaner energy future, across a variety of industries and markets, offering Gentari numerous opportunities to support energy transition for our partners, customers and the society,” he said.

As CEO, Sushil will be leading a high-calibre team consisting of experienced energy professionals, both Malaysian and international, as Gentari pursues its 2030 global aspirations to build a renewable energy capacity of 30-40GW, produce up to 1.2mtpa of clean hydrogen, and capture 10% market share (25,000 public charging points) of the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem across key markets in Asia Pacific.
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