Sanjay KhazanchiChief Executive, Access to Electricity (India)
As chief executive of ITT’s India electricity project, Sanjay brings in a decade of experience in the space of renewable energy and off-grid rural electrification. He has in-depth knowledge of renewable energy technologies, and has developed strong partnerships with various players in this space.
Since the last few years, he has been providing consulting services to The Rockefeller Foundation’s ‘Smart Power’ rural electrification program in India. He coordinated and led this multi-partner program from its inception in 2009-10 till the program set up its Indian entity in 2015. Under his leadership, the program implemented a 30-village electrification project in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Under the same program, he recently concluded a scoping study for the Myanmar off-grid electrification market.
Prior to The Rockefeller Foundation, Sanjay worked for more than two decades in the corporate sector, mainly in the energy, power products and automotive industries. He has been the Executive Vice President with ACME Energy (Micro Turbine Division), CEO of Imergy Power Systems (US-based flow-battery company), President and CEO of Birla Power (power products company), and Regional Director (South Asia & Middle East) for Corning Incorporated.
Sanjay holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar. He is an avid golfer, likes to travel, and loves listening to music. He lives in Gurgaon, India.