- Tulsi Tanti
Tulsi Tanti is the Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Suzlon Energy Limited. Under his leadership, Suzlon today ranks as the third leading wind energy group in the world with 12.3% of global market share, revenues of over US$5 billion and a presence across 21 countries on five continents. In 1994 Mr. Tanti set up two wind turbines to supply electricity for his textile unit in Gujarat. As his textile business flourished on sustainable power supplies, he recognized the potential wind energy offered, and this led to the creation of Suzlon Energy Limited.
Mr. Tanti has set forth a goal for Suzlon of not just being a successful wind energy company, but also a socially responsible enterprise with sustainable development at the core of the business. His commitment to social and ecological development, and his vocal advocacy of climate change mitigation has been honored numerous awards including ‘Champion of the Earth 2009’ by the United Nations Environment Program, ‘Hero of the Environment’ by TIME Magazine and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2006’ by Ernst & Young among several others.