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DIRECTORS OF ABPS INFRA


Palaniappan Meyyappan has around 18 years of management consulting experience, with around 13 years of experience in Energy Sector consulting in India. His experience in the energy sector spans the commercial, regulatory and financial spheres. He has worked in the areas of Business Planning, Demand-Supply Assessment, Techno Economic Feasibility, Valuation, Due Diligence, Financial Appraisal, Pricing, and Regulatory Affairs. He has led the teams working on regulatory assignments in Maharashtra, Tamilnadu, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Kerala and Assam.

Palaniappan began his career with Bharat Bijlee Limited where he worked in the industrial engineering department, before resigning to pursue post-graduation in Financial Management. After completing his post-graduation, he joined Tata Economic Consultancy Services, where he worked in the area of management consulting, including revival of sick industries and financial appraisal. He then worked in ICRA Advisory Services in the Energy Group for around six years, where he was the Head-Energy Practice, before quitting to start ABPS Infrastructure Advisory.

Palaniappan is a Production Engineer and holds a Masters degree in Management Studies from the University of Bombay. He has also completed his Diploma in Business Finance from ICFAI, Hyderabad.

Suresh Gehani has around 18 years experience in the energy sector in India. His experience in the power sector spans the commercial, regulatory and financial spheres. He has worked in the areas of Development of Independent Power Projects, Finalization of Project Contracts, Business Planning, Demand-Supply Assessment, Techno Economic Feasibility, Valuation, Financial Appraisal, Pricing, Risk Assessment and Regulatory Affairs.

Suresh started his career with Ispat Industries Limited, where he was a key member of the team involved in winning the 468 MW Gas based Vemagiri Power Project through the first tariff based international competitive bidding process in India. He joined Reliance Power Limited in November 1997 and was an active team member of the Project Development team for developing several projects. He joined ICRA Advisory Services in January 2001 in the Energy Group and was the Head - Power Sector, before resigning to start ABPS Infrastructure Advisory.

Suresh has graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Regional Engineering College, Bhopal and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration from Nagpur University.

Vinod Kumar Gambhir Vinod Gambhir is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College (Now NIT) with Post Graduate Qualification in Business Administration from University of Allahabad . Vinod Gambhir has 36 years of experience in the power sector in various organizations starting from public sector entities, viz., Triveni Structurals Ltd., National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd. (NTPC), Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd. (PGCIL), and subsequently for around 17 years in private sector with Ispat Industries Ltd., Orrissa Power Consortium Ltd., BS Transcomm, and GVPR Ltd. .

Vinod Gambhir has worked in NTPC and Powergrid in Contracts Management and has in-depth knowledge of structuring/ drafting /finalization of EPC Contracts especially FIDIC and bilateral/multi-lateral contracts. He subsequently moved to the private sector in the development of BOOT power projects, viz. 1082 MW Coal Based Power Project at Bhadrawati, 468 MW Combined Cycle Gas based Power Project in Vemagiri (Andhra Pradesh), 20 MW Samal Hydro Project in Orissa, etc. Vinod Gambhir is articulate in interpretation of Contractual Clauses, negotiations and finalization of EPC Contracts, PPA, fuel Supply Agreements, Transportation Agreements, etc. Mr. Gambhir was the key person in successfully bidding and concluding Transmission Services Agreement with REC on behalf of BS Transcomm for 765 kV transmission Line on BOOM basis.