Indian Member Committee

WEC India


WEC India aims to be the foremost energy think-tank of the country and the voice of the sector. The organisation is truly representative of the Indian energy sector and contributes to advancing the energy goals of India. Its mission is to facilitate review, research and advocacy of energy technology, policy and strategy; to provide a platform for dialogue within the Indian energy sector; and to collaborate with member committees worldwide towards long term sustainable supply and use of energy. WEC India brings together high-level players in the energy sector together to forge a better understanding of energy issues towards identifying and implementing sustainable, effective solutions.

Chair: Ajay Kumar Bhalla

Mr. Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Power, is a senior officer of the Indian Administrative Service. A post graduate from the University of Delhi, MBA from University of Queensland, Brisbane and M.Phil in Social Sciences from University of Punjab; Mr. Bhalla has served with distinction in various capacities in the Central Government and in the states of Assam & Meghalaya.
Prior to the current assignment, Mr. Bhalla held important positions with Government of India such as Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) where he held additional charge of Director, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT); Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce; Additional Secretary/Joint Secretary, Ministry of Coal; Joint Secretary (Ports), Department of Shipping.

Secretary: Gurdeep Singh

Mr Gurdeep Singh, is Chairman & Managing Director of NTPC Limited, the largest power generating company in India. Mr Singh has nearly three decades of rich and varied experience in the sector. He started his professional journey with NTPC and his career spans both Indian and Multi-national Companies such as PowerGen, CLP, IDFC, CESC and AES, Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL). During his tenure as Managing Director, GSECL, he conceptualized and implemented world's first canal top solar power plant. A mechanical engineer from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, India, he has obtained leadership training from IIM Ahmedabad and global institutions like Saïd Business School-Oxford, Darden School of Management-Virginia, USA, Singapore Civil Services College-Singapore.