LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Sumant Sinha

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Sumant Sinha is the founder of ReNew and has been ReNew’s Chairman and CEO since 2011. Prior to founding ReNew, 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.

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Vanitha Narayanan

Independent Director

Vanitha Narayanan is a senior global executive and Board leader with a successful track record spanning three decades in technology and telecommunications. In 2020, Vanitha retired after a career spanning three decades at IBM where she held multiple key roles leading large businesses in the United States, Asia-Pacific and India geographies. These roles included serving as Managing Director & Chairman of IBM India, Vice President 309 Table of Contents for the Communications Sector across Asia Pacific, Vice President for Global Telecommunications Solutions and finally Managing Director for a strategic Telecom client before her retirement.

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Kavita Saha

CPPIB Investor Nominee Director

Kavita Saha, Managing Director, Infrastructure, India, is responsible for CPP Investments’ Infrastructure and Sustainable Energies investments in India and is based out of the Mumbai office. The Infrastructure & Sustainable Energies team focuses on evaluation and management of investments in core infrastructure and energy sectors such as transportation, renewable energy generation and utilities.

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Michelle Robyn Grew

Independent Director

Michelle Robyn Grew is the group chief operations officer, General Counsel and the Head of CSR and Responsible Investing for Man Group. She is a member of the Man Group Senior Executive Committee. She joined GLG in January 2009 which was later acquired by Man Group. Her chief operations officer role encompasses responsibility for the firm’s infrastructure which covers operations, compliance, legal, human resources, talent, business operational risk & resilience, financial crime, corporate real estate and communications.

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Michael Bruun

GSW Investor Nominee Director

Michael Bruun is the Europe, Middle East and Africa head of corporate equity and head of India corporate and growth investing. He is a member of the MBD Corporate Investment Committee, MBD Growth Investment Committee, Sustainable Investing Group Investment Committee, and the Asset Management Inclusion and Diversity Committee.

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Sumantra Chakrabarti

Independent Director

Sumantra Chakrabarti is adviser to the Presidents of Kazakstan and Uzbekistan on economic development, effective governance and international cooperation. He is also Deputy Chair of the Kazakhstan Supreme Council on Reforms, and of the Management Council of the Astana International Financial Centre. Sir Sumantra is the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Overseas Development Institute, and works as a Global 310 Table of Contents Commissioner of the New Climate Economy network, as a member of the Clean Growth Leadership Network, the Advisory Board of ECube Climate Finance, the WHO Commission examining post-COVID19 health systems in Europe, the Board of the Project for Modern Democracy think tank, the Commission for Smart Government, of the International Advisory Council of the Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development, and of the WEF Eurasia Policy Group, and as adviser to the Karta Initiative.

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Ram Charan

Independent Director

Ram Charan advises or has advised various global companies and in some cases their boards such as Bank of America, Toyota, ICICI Bank, the Aditya Birla Group, Adani group, Max Group, 3G, Yidliz Holdings, Muyuan in China, among others for more than 40 years. He currently serves as a board member on seven boards across the globe. He is actively involved in coaching, founders and family businesses, senior executives, boards and directors, and other senior business leaders across many industries.

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Robert S. Mancini

Independent Director and RMG Investor Nominee Director

Robert S. Mancini has been RMG II’s Chief Executive Officer and a director since inception. He has also served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of RMG I from October 2018 through its business combination with Romeo Power in December 2020, and serves as chairman of the board of directors of Romeo Power. He has also served as the Chief Executive Officer and a director of RMG III since its inception in December 2020 and as the Chief Executive Officer of RMG IV, RMG V, RMG VI and RMG VII and a director of RMG V since each company’s inception in February 2021.

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Manoj Singh

Independent Director

Manoj Singh served as a as the Chief Operating Officer at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd (Deloitte Global) in a professional career spanning thirty six years with the firm. Prior to his mandatory retirement in June 2015, Manoj was based in Cleveland, Hong Kong and New York with Deloitte where he held various leadership positions. A consultant by background, Manoj led Deloitte Consulting in the Americas, was the Asia Pacific Regional Managing Director and the COO in the final eight years with the firm. He also served on the Board of Directors of Deloitte firms in the US, China and Mexico. Manoj has advised national and multinational companies on mergers and acquisitions, enterprise cost management and shareholder value growth with a specific focus on technology, manufacturing and the energy industry. He also has extensive business development experience in emerging and developed markets such as Germany, China, India, sub Sahara Africa, and South East Asia. He is a member on several public and private company boards including DXC Technology, The Putnam Funds, and Abt Associates.

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Yuzhi Wang

Platinum Cactus Investor Nominee Director

Yuzhi Wang is a Portfolio Manager in the Infrastructure Department at ADIA, where he is responsible for sourcing, executing and managing investments across the transport, utilities, energy, and digital infrastructure sectors with a primary focus on Asia. He has over 10 years of infrastructure investing experience across Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

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Sumant Sinha

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Sumant Sinha is the founder of ReNew and has been ReNew’s Chairman and CEO since 2011. Prior to founding ReNew, 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.

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Kedar Upadhye

Chief Financial Officer

Kedar Upadhye is ReNew’s Group Chief Financial Officer. He comes with over 22 years of diverse and global experience. Prior to joining ReNew, he was President and Global CFO, Cipla, one of India’s largest publicly traded pharmaceutical companies, with a market cap of approximately $US 9.8 billion. As CFO at Cipla, he headed the global finance and information technology functions and worked across multiple geographies, including the US. His leadership experience includes core financial reporting, business partnership, business model realignment & cost optimization, corporate finance, and global investor relations, apart from implementing several high-impact, cross-functional transformational projects. Before Cipla, he was VP and Head, Finance and Investor Relations for NYSE-listed Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. Kedar has also held leadership roles at PepsiCo and Thermax. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and is a qualified Company Secretary, as well as a Cost Accountant.

Balram Mehta

Chief Operating Officer

Balram Mehta is ReNew’s Chief Operating Officer since May 2020 and joined ReNew in 2011. Mr. Mehta’s responsibilities include implementing strategies for the wind energy projects and overseeing the entire asset management function and the digital transformation program at ReNew.

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Mayank Bansal

Chief Commercial Officer

Mayank Bansal is ReNew’s Chief Commercial Officer since 2018. Mr. Bansal’s responsibilities include overall addition of all generation capacity which includes project development and execution of wind & solar assets, driving bidding/PPAs, storage, B2B, carbon credits, transmission and other related areas. Mr. Bansal has over 20 years of consulting experience, and before joining ReNew, he worked at Hindustan Lever, McKinsey and A T Kearney. Mr. Bansal holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India and master’s degree in business administration from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India.

Vaishali Nigam Sinha

Chief Sustainability Officer, ReNew & Chair, ReNew Foundation

Vaishali Nigam Sinha is the Chief Sustainability Officer, ReNew & Chair, ReNew Foundation. A keen advocate of climate action & gender equality, Vaishali is deeply engaged with leading industry bodies, think tanks and educational institutions. She is a member of the Governing Council of the UN Global Compact Network India (GCNI) and Chairperson of their Gender Committee; Chairperson of South Asian Women In Energy (SAWIE); Chair, CII’s Indian Women Network and Woman Empowerment Committee and a member of the Columbia Global Centre’s Advisory Board.

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Vikram Kapur

Chief Growth Officer

Vikram Kapur is the Chief Growth Officer at ReNew. With over two decades of professional experience, he joins in the newly created Chief Growth Officer role to help build new businesses such as green hydrogen and carbon markets, as well as international partnerships to enable the core and nascent businesses. Prior to joining ReNew, he spent 17 years at McKinsey & Company, where he was a senior partner leading the energy and material practice. He also was at Unilever for over four years. Vikram holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Ajay Tripathi

Chief Human Resources Officer

Ajay Tripathi is the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of ReNew. Until recently, Ajay was the Global HR head and CHRO for L&T Infotech, a $1.8 bn revenue global IT & technology major. He has over 27 years of leadership experience across HR and business roles. He started his career on the shop floor at SAIL after graduating from IIT Kanpur in 1993, where he was production manager for 6 years before joining XLRI Jamshedpur for an MBA in HR & Personnel Management.

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Kailash Vaswani

President Finance

Kailash Vaswani is the President, Finance at ReNew. He has worked in financial markets since 2001 and started his career as a research analyst at CRISIL (owned by S&P and India’s leading ratings provider) before moving to Morgan Stanley into a fixed income research role, covering the US and European bond markets. He worked in Aditya Birla Group and Saffron Asset Advisors in various corporate finance and investment roles and helped them with investment decisions in excess of $6.5 bn. in India and US.

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Sanjay Varghese

President, Solar Utility Scale

Sanjay Varghese is ReNew’s President, solar utility-scale. Mr. Varghese has been with ReNew since October 2017 and his responsibilities include overseeing development and execution of ReNew’s solar power projects. Mr. Varghese has over 12 years of experience in the solar energy sector. Prior to joining ReNew, Mr. Varghese worked with Lanco Group for over nine years where he held various leadership positions, including as their Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Lanco Group, Mr. Varghese worked in the field of investment banking. Mr. Varghese holds a bachelor’s degree in technology in the field of Metallurgy from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India and a post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad India.

Vikash Jain

Global General Counsel

Vikash Jain is ReNew’s Global General Counsel. He comes with rich and varied international experience of over 26 years in compliance, governance, and litigation. In his last role, he was Group General Counsel for Vedanta Resources Limited, which included being General Counsel for Cairn Oil & Gas. Vikash has also held leadership roles at Transocean, Jubilant Energy, and Hindustan Oil Exploration Company. He is an MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad; holds an LLB from VSSD College, Kanpur; and is a qualified Company Secretary, as well as a Cost and Works Accountant.