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Shri Seethapathy Chander


He started his career as Executive Trainee, NTPC in February 1977 (first batch best trainee), and worked in transmission systems. He was responsible for commissioning of NTPC’s first 400kV installations and introduction of new High Voltage Direct Current transmission technology in India. He was the first Technical Assistant to the then CMD of NTPC. During this tenure, NTPC Consultancy Wing was established, transmission business of NTPC was transferred to newly incorporated Govt. Co. Powergrid Corporation of India Limited and Unchahar Thermal Power Plant was transferred from UPSEB to NTPC in a debt asset swap – a first for the sector. He had served Asian Development Bank from 8th July 1992 to 6th April 2015 and had been advising in energy policy, planning, portfolio management, investments, ICT infrastructure development, ADB’s long-term strategy, private sector operations, public-private partnerships etc. He has travelled extensively world over for his project works and has published 63 papers. He is currently a Senior Advisor to the President of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and Independent Director on the Boards of Tata Power Solar Company Limited and Tata Power Trading Company Limited, and an honorary Senior Advisor to the Secretary General, World Energy Council. 


  • IIST Shibpur
  • IIT Delhi


  • B. Tech. (Electrical) from IIT, Delhi
  • Specialist Diploma in Business Management in Human Resources.


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