Dr. Faruk G. Patel, Managing Director, is the founding promoter of the KP Group. Entrepreneur and visionary corporate leader in the renewable energy field, he is widely regarded in the industry. His entrepreneurial experience began with a modest venture that dealt in logistics. He then ventured into the construction and infrastructure industries before venturing into the renewable energy industry, becoming the promoter and founding member of the KP Group of enterprises. The KP Group of enterprises is involved in a variety of industries, with the primary ones being mainly Solar, Wind, Hybrid, Green Hydrogen and Ammonia and Fabrication & Galvanizing, among others.
Throughout his whole professional career, he has placed equal emphasis on monetary as well as social goals, and as a result, he has gained widespread recognition and social acclaim from members of the community and the business fraternity. His achievements and contributions have also been recognised by several organisations, including Gujaratmitra, Mantavya News, and Times Group, who have accredited him with awards such as “Legends of Surat 2018,” “The Leaders Award 2019,” and “Business Icon 2018.”Recently he was honored by the Honorary Doctorate degree by the American East Coast University, New York, USA in Innovation, Talent & Creativity Management.
Mr. Affan Patel, aged 26 years, is a Whole Time Director of our company. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering. He completed his Engineering from Sarvajanik College of Engineering and Technology (SCET), Surat. He also serves as a Director in renewable energy ventures like KPIG Renewables Private Limited and KP Sor-Urja Private Limited.
Mr. Amitkumar Subhashchandra Khandelwal is a seasoned professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Production from Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance Management from The Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara. Additionally, he has completed a course on lead Auditing for Quality Management Systems. With a career spanning over two decades, Mr. Khandelwal has demonstrated his expertise in diverse sectors, including Telecom, Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Solar, and Transmission industries.
Mrs. Joshi received her B. Pharm. from Gujarat University and her LLB from South Gujarat University before joining the company. Until recently, Mrs. Joshi was listed as an Advocate on the Gujarat Bar Council’s state roll of practitioners. She is currently a member of the Approved Advocates of Nationalized Banks panel in Surat, which includes representatives from IDBI, Dena Bank, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Syndicate Bank, and Punjab National Bank, among others. She has been a member of the company’s board of directors since August 2015, when she was appointed to the position.
Mr. Bhupendra Shah, aged 73 years, is a Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Department from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in 1971. He has a vast experience in Business Management of more than 48 years and possesses financial & Technical knowledge. After completing a Bachelor of Engineering, he started his own business in the name of Kashi Parekh Brothers in Vadodara, which is mainly engaged in the wholesale trading of Iron & Steel. As a Non- Executive Director, he is responsible for providing his expertise & Inputs to ensure our Company’s growth.
Mr. Arvindkumar Tribhovandas Patadia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering with distinction from MS University of Vadodara, Gujarat, since 1976. He has over 45 years of rich experience in the Chemical and Power Sector, including comprehensive experience in Fertilizer & Chemical, Petrochemical Plant Operations, setting up/ acquiring Fertilizer assets abroad, business strategy developments, and projects execution. He has been instrumental in implementing Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and has registered a Project with UNFCCC-DN20 for NOX abatement, the first project registered from India.
Dr. Neethimani Karunamoorthy holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Udaipur and he has also completed his PhD in Wind Energy from Paramount International University, USA. Recently, in the year 2022, he has completed his M.A in Leadership Science from Chanakya Institute of International Studies, Mumbai University
With such vast knowledge, he also possessed rich practical experience in Wind Energy including Executing commissioning of wind turbines, Operation and Maintenance of WTGs, Developing & executing EPC Wind Power Projects. He has worked with one of the promising companies in the field of Wind Sector such as Windia Power Ltd, NEG Micon IndiaPvt Ltd (VESTAS), AWT Energy Pvt Ltd, Powerica Ltd. Currently, he is the Founder and Managing Director of Windplus Pvt Ltd.
Mrs. Venu Birappa is an Independent Director of our Company. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Maharaja Sayajirao University Baroda and Diploma in Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University. She also holds Degree in Bachelor of Laws (General) from Saurashtra University. She also holds Certificate for completion of course and examination of Quality Management Systems Auditor/ Lead Auditor Training based on ISO 9001:2005.
Mrs. Venu Birappa is having more than 37 years of rich and well versed work experience in all the facets of the Power Sector i.e. Regulatory, legal, finance, commerce and technical aspects pertaining to Transmission, System Operation, and Distribution. She started her professional journey in the year 1984 with erstwhile GEB and then Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Limited (GETCO) and has been associated with it as an Executive Engineer (Regulatory & Commerce) until July 31, 2021. She had active role and participation in the formulation of Regulations under the Electricity Act, 2003, dealt with petitions filed before the Commission on various subjects like approval of capital cost of the transmission, issues related to transmission Agreements and trading of electricity, disputes pertaining to BPTA, Tariff related issues, Open Access, Intra-State ABT, Renewable Energy, Captive Generation Plants, etc., pertaining to renewable energy field. She has also Participated in public hearing for determination of generic tariff of the Renewable Energy Projects i.e. Solar, Wind, Hydro, MSW, Biomass and Bagasse etc. She has also represented GETCO in the various petitions, appeals filed before the GERC, Hon’ble APTEL, Hon’ble High Court and Hon’ble Supreme Court and also prepared the draft petitions, replies, written submissions required to be filed before these authorities.
Dr. Neethimani Karunamoorthy holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Udaipur and he has also completed his PhD in Wind Energy from Paramount International University, USA. Recently, in the year 2022, he has completed his M.A in Leadership Science from Chanakya Institute of International Studies, Mumbai University With such vast knowledge, he also possessed rich practical experience in Wind Energy including Executing commissioning of wind turbines, Operation and Maintenance of WTGs, Developing & executing EPC Wind Power Projects. He has worked with one of the promising companies in the field of Wind Sector such as Windia Power Ltd, NEG Micon IndiaPvt Ltd (VESTAS), AWT Energy Pvt Ltd, Powerica Ltd. Currently, he is the Founder and Managing Director of Windplus Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Dukhabandhu Rath, a Senior Top Executive Banker and former Chief General Manager of State Bank of India holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Economics from Utkal University, Bhubaneshwar. He is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (Part I & Part II), recognized by the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance in Mumbai. He has nearly four decades of illustrious service in the Indian Banking Industry, with a remarkable 36-year tenure at the renowned State Bank of India (SBI). His multifaceted expertise encompasses SME and Corporate Credit, Retail Credit, Branch Operations, Customer Service, Risk Management, Audit & Compliance, Digitization & IT, Strategic Planning & Budgeting, and Resource Mobilization. Throughout his career, he has been celebrated as a top performer, consistently delivering outstanding results. His strategic vision and strong communication skills have fueled his success. Among his notable achievements, Mr. Dukhabandhu Rath served as the Managing Director of Gujarat Venture Finance Limited, where he successfully mobilized funds and attracted investments from a diverse range of entities. With a solid academic foundation and certifications in corporate directorship, he has shared his expertise through sessions on analytics in banking and as a speaker at conferences. Multiple honors and awards throughout his career attest to his exceptional performance, making him a highly valuable asset to any organization.
Mrs. Shabana Bajari is a powerhouse in the world of finance. With over 2.6 Decades of experience under her belt, she's not just a Chartered Accountant and Law Graduate – she's a strategic leader with a proven track record of driving financial success and propelling organizational growth. From her early days as a Management Trainee to her diverse leadership roles, Ms. Shabana has thrived in various environments, showcasing her ability to adapt and excel in new challenges. Her expertise in financial management, project finance, and budgeting has been instrumental in ensuring financial stability and driving profitability for the organizations she's been with. From her time at KRIBHCO to Neo Group and beyond, Ms. Shabana has consistently taken on leadership roles, demonstrating her ability to inspire and guide teams towards achieving financial goals.
Major Unmesh Bhatt Masters of Hydraulics Engineering by qualification; He has a vast experience in various domains. He served in the Indian Army (EME) for 7 years in Short Service Commission and then joined Navin Engineering Pvt. Ltd. As a Factory in charge for 11 years taking care of entire factory Operations - Production, Planning and Quality. He is associated with K.P. Energy Ltd. since 2004 and is currently in position of Vice-president (Projects). He takes care of site/ project executions, liasionings etc. and possess a high leadership quality.