“We are glad to see the direction given by the government by outlining the key areas as a part of the broader vision for the future – with Energy for All at its very core. It is a well-balanced budget with a clear push towards the socio-economic growth and development of the country. The focus is given to provide Access to Energy to each and every household in the rural and urban areas is very progressive.

There is a visible push for new age technologies and digital solutions as the budget specifically mentioned the importance given to Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data and Digital India – which are an integral part of the long term vision.  With an eye to boost up the economic growth and Make in India, the proposal to launch a scheme to invite global companies to set up mega-manufacturing plants is laudable. All in all, it is encouraging to see the Government’s continued focus on the programs- UJALA, Saubhagya and UDAY Yojana as key initiatives to the nation’s economic growth, with an even greater focus on digitization to boost the rural economy”

About Mr. Chaudhry: Anil Chaudhry is a power sector veteran with over three decades of experience in energy and infrastructure segment. A strong votary of the usage of technology and smart grid initiatives, Anil brings with him extensive learning of digitization of the power sector.

Anil started his journey with Schneider Electric in 2010. He was appointed as the Managing Director and Country President of Schneider Electric India in the year 2013. Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President, Global Sales Organisation, Infrastructure and a member of the Leadership Team in Paris. Anil champions the cause of energy efficient and green technologies and has done a substantial amount of work, for French business interests worldwide with a focus on infrastructure development, climate change, access to energy and skill development. He is determined to set up new benchmarks for the usage of innovative techniques to provide world-class services to customers. Anil is extremely passionate about promoting diversity & inclusion. He is also a member of Women Advisory Board at Schneider Electric.

Mr. Anil Chaudhry
Managing Director and Zone President
Schneider Electric India

In July 2015, Anil has conferred the highest French civilian distinction – Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by President of Republic of France recognizing his significant contributions towards strengthening Indo-French economic relations.

In his over 30 years of experience, Anil has held leadership positions in management, operations, sales, strategy, and business development with Global responsibility based out of Europe and India.

Anil is an engineering graduate from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala. He further pursued an Executive Management Program from Harvard Business School and Standford Business School.

Anil has published and presented numerous technical and concept papers at various national and international seminars for application of digital technology, automation & IoT for energy management and efficiency for smart infrastructure and smart cities.