Gentari, Malaysia’s clean energy solution provider, appoints CEO
Gentari Sdn Bhd has appointed energy industry leader Sushil Purohit as its inaugural chief executive officer (CEO) effective January 16, 2023.
Gentari, which is wholly owned by Malaysia’s state-owned oil and gas company PETRONAS, is tasked with independently pursuing and delivering integrated sustainable energy solutions.
Purohit was most recently president of Wärtsilä Energy, as well as executive vice president and member of the Board of Management at Wärtsilä Corporation. He brings more than 28 years of global energy industry experience. His expertise and experience in the new energy sector spans more than 70 countries, with a demonstrated track record overseeing operations in the Americas, Middle East, Asia and Australia.
“Sushil’s vast global experience in the new energy industry will be a tremendous asset as he leads the Gentari team to venture into new markets. Building on the gains we have made since Gentari was first introduced, Sushil will aim to unlock new avenues in our quest to deliver clean energy solutions and capture opportunities in the energy transition. The Board expects that the calibre and industry experience that he brings will synergise well with the capabilities of our Malaysian leadership team, as he guides Gentari towards becoming an integrated net zero solutions provider, with an immediate focus on building its three core pillars of Renewable Energy, Hydrogen and Green Mobility,” said Gentari Chairman Datuk Tengku Muhammad Taufik.
“The pace at which the energy transition has been developing globally is exciting and I am pleased to be playing a greater role here. It is both an honour and a privilege to be named the CEO of Gentari and I wish to thank Datuk Tengku Taufik and the Board of Gentari for their trust. I hope to make an impact in driving growth in the clean energy landscape, particularly in key markets where Gentari seeks to make inroads,” Purohit said.
”The world is moving rapidly towards a cleaner energy future, across a variety of industries and markets, offering Gentari numerous opportunities to support energy transition for our partners, customers and the society,” he added.
As CEO, Purohit will be leading a high-calibre team consisting of experienced energy professionals, as Gentari pursues its 2030 global ambition to build a renewable energy capacity of 30-40 gigawatts (GW), produce up to 1.2 metric tonnes per annum (mtpa) of clean hydrogen, and capture 10% market share—25,000 public charging points—of the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem across key markets in Asia Pacific.