Global Conference 2010
Chairman and Managing Director, Suzlon Energy Ltd.
Tulsi Tanti is Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Suzlon Energy Ltd., which ranks as the third-leading wind energy group in the world, with 12.3 percent of global market share, revenues of over $5 billion in FY 2008—2009 and a presence in 21 countries. Tanti's journey began with a textile venture in Gujarat. In 1994, at the helm of a young and growing business, he faced rising power costs that were hitting his operations. With a background in engineering, he set up two wind turbines to supply electricity for his textile unit, and as his business flourished on sustainable power supplies, he recognized the potential of wind energy. Tanti's commitment to social development, and his vocal advocacy of climate change mitigation, have been honored with numerous awards, including "Champion of the Earth 2009" by the United Nations Environment Program, "Hero of the Environment" by Time and "Entrepreneur of the Year 2006" by Ernst & Young.