Malaysian clean energy solutions provider Gentari Sdn Bhd (Gentari) has appointed energy industry veteran Navjit Gill as its new Country Head for India, effective July 10 2023.

As Country Head of Gentari India, Navjit will lead the team in growing all three core pillars, fortifying its presence not only in commercial and industrial sectors by 2025 but also in utility-scale renewables, as well as collaborating to propel the company’s green hydrogen ambitions, and expanding its green mobility footprint, Gentari said in a statement on Monday.

According to the statement, Gentari India also targets to pursue opportunities in areas where it can offer integrated clean energy solutions.

Gentari India’s initiatives will complement Gentari’s 2030 global aspirations in building a renewable energy capacity of more than 30GW; supplying more than 0.7mtpa of clean hydrogen; and becoming Asia Pacific’s preferred green mobility solutions provider by capturing over 10 percent market share of charging points and Vehicle-as-a-Service sectors across key markets in the region.

Gentari said Navjit brings 34 years of experience in the energy and marine sectors to his new role, and was previously the Chief Executive Officer of First Energy Pvt Ltd and the Chief Commercial Officer at SB Energy.

Throughout his illustrious career, he has held key positions at GE Renewables India Pvt Ltd, Rolls-Royce Marine India Pvt Ltd, and KSK Energy Ventures, further solidifying his expertise and accomplishments within the energy industry.

Navjit began at Wartsila, where he spent almost 17 years in various assignments.

“Navjit’s vast experience in the Indian energy sector, makes him an invaluable addition to the Gentari India team,” said Sushil Purohit, Chief Executive Officer of Gentari.

With India’s increasing focus on achieving net zero goals, he said the country presents extensive opportunities for global private players to contribute.

“We have full confidence that Navjit will hit the ground running in developing our three core pillars: renewable energy, hydrogen and green mobility,

“As India rapidly ascends to become the world’s fourth largest economy and third largest energy consumer, Navjit’s expertise will enable us to capitalize on this growth and make a significant impact,” he added.

Gentari is a clean energy solutions company, wholly owned by Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas firm Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas).

The firm is tasked to independently pursue and deliver integrated sustainable energy solutions.

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