Sumant Sinha is the founder of ReNew India and has been ReNew India’s Chairman and CEO since 2011. Prior to founding ReNew India, Mr. Sinha served as President Finance at Aditya Birla Group and founder CEO of Aditya Birla Retail. He also held the post of Chief Operating Officer of Suzlon Energy Ltd from 2008 to 2010. Currently, Mr. Sinha serves on the advisory board of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Mr. Sinha has also held various roles in investment banking at globally reputed organizations such as Citicorp Securities and ING Barings Services Limited in the United States and the United Kingdom. Sumant chairs The Climate Group’s India Advisory Board and a member of the Advisory Council of India Climate Collective. He is a Board member of the US India Strategic Partnership Forum and the Senior Vice President of the Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industries of India. He has also authored a book — “Fossil Free: Reimagining Clean Energy in a Carbon-Constrained World”. In 2021, Mr. Sinha was recognized as a SDG Pioneer by the United Nations Global Compact. Mr. Sinha holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, a post graduate diploma in business management from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, United States. Mr. Sinha is also a CFA charter holder.