Shri Jayant Shriniwas Kawale, 56 years, is the Managing Director– Hydro & Renewables of the Jindal Power Limited. He joined elite Indian Administrative Services in 1981. He is post graduate from JNU, New Delhi and has acquired International Diploma in Public Administration from Ecole Nationale d’ Administration, Paris. He has done IAS advance Course from IIM Ahmadabad. He has rich experience of 28 years in administration in various functional fields both at State and Central Government levels. He has 8 years of leadership experience in power sector. He worked as Joint Secretary (Hydro) in Government of India. He drafted the current Hydro Power Policy of 2008 and has served on the Boards of all hydro PSUs of Government of India. He also headed the Maharashtra State Electricity Board, then the largest vertically integrated utility in the country, with exposure to generation, transmission and distribution.
He served as additional collector/ collector/ CEO Zilla Parishad in various districts in Maharashtra and in different capacities in Government. Some of his prominent assignment have been CEO-MIDC; MD-SICOM Ltd., Secretary (Power) Government of Maharashtra.
He made a diagonal change in his career and joined Bharat Forge as CEO (Sustainability Division) in October 2009.