Tejpreet S. Chopra is the Founder, and President & CEO of Bharat Light & Power. Bharat Light & Power (BLP) is one of the leading clean energy generation companies in India (IPP). BLP has 3 companies in the group. The first focuses on developing, owning, and operating large utility scale wind and solar farms. The second provides distributed solar solutions to the commercial & industrial sector. The third provides monitoring, reporting and advanced analytics to wind and solar farms across the world leveraging the cloud, big data, mobility and machine learning. This is done through Orion, BLP’s advanced IOT platform for renewables. BLP Group has joint ventures with the Italian utility Enel Green Power, and the Norwegian utility Statkraft.
Mr. Chopra’s 18 years of global management and finance experience was gained in various business roles held in France, England, Hong Kong, India and USA, of which over 14 years were at General Electric.
Until 2010, Mr. Chopra was the President and CEO of General Electric in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and was responsible for directing GE’s strategies for growth in these countries.
Prior to that, Mr. Chopra served as President & CEO of GE Commercial Finance in India, where he successfully restructured and expanded the business thereby establishing GE Commercial Finance as one of the premier financial institutions in India.
Since joining GE in 1996, he has held positions in marketing, structured finance and risk management, in Stamford and Hong Kong for GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). In 2005, he moved from the unit’s headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, to open GECAS’s office in Delhi. As Senior Vice-President and Country Head-India for GECAS, Mr. Chopra arranged over US$1 billion in financing for India’s growing airline industry.
Mr. Chopra is involved in various industry associations. He is a member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), was the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM), and was on the Board of Directors of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC). He is a participant of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Cornell University Council. He is also an Aspen Institute Fellow, a part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. He was nominated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2010. Mr. Chopra has also spoken at a number of international conferences, including Asia Society’s CEO Forum Series in New York and LA, the Economist’s India Business Summit in London, the Wharton India Economic Forum, the Harvard Business School India Conference, and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. In 2008, he was named by Business Today as one of “India’s Hottest Young Executives”.
At present, he is an Independent Director on the board of SRF Limited, the Anand Group (top 5 Automotive Component Groups in India) and Chairman of the board of APM Terminals Pipavav port (A.P. Møller – Maersk A/S group). He is also the National Skill Development Corporation (Govt of India and Indian Industry initiative) Nominee Director on the Board of the Power Sector Skill Council.
He graduated from The Lawrence School, Sanawar. Mr. Chopra holds a MBA degree from Cornell University and a B.A. Honors degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. He also attended an executive program at the Harvard Kennedy School.