Robert Kelly and Diane Farrell Join Azure Power Board as Directors

Jan 15, 2015, 05:40 ET from Azure Power

NEW DELHI, January 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Azure Power, the leader in the Indian Solar Industry recently announced the induction of Robert Kelly and Diane Farrell as Directors of Azure Power Board.

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Reinforcing Azure Power's leadership, while Robert Kelly's induction will help initiate some of the industry's international best practices in India, Diane's appointment will strengthen company's policy making and advocacy expertise.

Commenting on the appointments, Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder & CEO, Azure Power, said, "We are pleased to welcome Robert and Diane as the new board directors at Azure Power. Robert's well recognized global expertise in solar finance and governance; and Diane's illustrious career under strategic policy making and advocacy leadership roles will help Azure Power continue its fast paced growth to become the largest and well run solar power provider in India ."

Robert Kelly's three decades of experience includes his term as the Chief Financial Officer of SolarCity Corporation. He also served as Chief Financial Officer of Calera Corporation for two years and was with Calpine Group for more than a decade at various leadership roles. Robert has also managed Calpine Corp. (CPN)'s 1996 initial public offering, worked with Westinghouse Credit Corporation, Lloyds Bank and The Bank of Nova Scotia.

Commenting on his appointment, Robert Kelly said, "The incredible growth and demand in India's renewable solar power markets has positioned Azure to become a major energy company. It offers an attractive value proposition for Indian power customers by utilizing the best technology with unmatched world-class execution expertise and experience.  I look forward to working with Azure Power board and team, as we embark on this exciting journey and contribute to company's growth story".

Diane Farrell is currently also serving as the Acting President at U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC). In the past, Diane served on the Board of Directors at the Export Import Bank of the United States, as the Chairwoman of the Southwestern Connecticut Regional Planning Agency and was a select member of the National League of Cities Transportation and Infrastructure Steering and Policy Committee.

Commenting on her appointment, Diane Farrell said, "Azure is an established leader in the Solar Industry in India and it gives me immense pleasure to join its esteemed Board. I look forward to supporting company's endeavour in sustainable policy development for solar in India to compete effectively with fossil fuels."

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SOURCE Azure Power