• Palash Roy Chowdhury

    Palash Roy Chowdhury

    Chief Executive Officer

    Palash has joined IOC Phinergy (IOP) as the Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2024. IOP is a Joint Venture between Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Phinergy Limited of Israel, striving for energy independence in India through proprietary Aluminium Air Battery Solution. In his current role, Palash is responsible for leading the company’s efforts in commercializing the proprietary Aluminium Air Battery technology and its various applications and establishing the complete eco-system to support large scale adoption.

    Previously, Palash co-founded and worked at SmartE between 16th August 2019 and 31st December 2023 as the Chairman and Managing Director. Under Palash’s stewardship SmartE has emerged into one of India’s largest electric vehicle ecosystem providers. With over 100M electric kilometers under its belt, SmartE today is a professionally managed organization, operates an ever-growing network of 30+ parking and charging hubs in multiple cities and offers plug and play infrastructure to leading EV fleet operators in the country. SmartE is the long-term last mile connectivity partner to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

    Prior to joining SmartE, Palash spent 18 years with United Technologies Corporation (A DOW 30 Industrial Conglomerate - UTX) in various leadership roles of increasing responsibility in the areas of supply chain, program management, operations, and general management. Since 2011 till immediately prior to joining SmartE, Palash was the Managing Director for UTC India and Pratt & Whitney India. In this role, Palash was responsible for P&W’s growth in India including developing, coordinating and implementing business strategies, new business development, government/industry relations, aftermarket support and talent management.

    Palash holds an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from Mangalore University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Michigan State University. He has also attended UTC’s leadership program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

    Palash works closely with leading industry bodies and various state governments on diverse topics of social impact such as environmental sustainability, smart cities, last mile connectivity, food security and waste management. He is the recipient of numerous industry awards and is often covered in the media for his thought leadership. He was recently recognized amongst the Top100 Leaders driving the EV ecosystem in India.

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  • CA Ramesh Kumar Koli

    CA Ramesh Kumar Koli

    Chief Financial Officer

    Qualified Chartered Accountant and a commerce graduate from SRCC, Delhi University. Since October 2006, he has been working with Indian Oil Corporation Limited, leading Energy Company of India.

    He is a results-driven Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in diverse financial functions within the energy sector. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated expertise in project finance, product pricing, taxation, procurement, management information systems (MIS) and internal audit throughout various divisions & locations of energy giant viz Refineries, Business Development, Research & Development, Marketing.

    Currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer and responsible for driving financial strategy, risk management, performance optimization and leading financial operations to support the company's growth and expansion in the alternate energy sector.

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