Board of Directors
Mr. KN Neelkant

Mr. KN Neelkant is MD & CEO of Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited, the power and
infrastructure business vertical of the Gautam Thapar led Avantha Group.

He has over 20 years of experience in Strategy Formulation and Deployment, Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing across sectors including infrastructure, power transmission and distribution, engineering and telecom. At Avantha Power, Neelkant is responsible for the overall strategy formulation and deployment, business development and operations for timely implementation and business growth of power generation business.

He joined the Avantha Group in 2005, and successfully led the Industrial Motor Business and Tele-communication business of Avantha Group Company Crompton Greaves Ltd. He then led the construction of 2460 MW of Coal Based Thermal Power Plants at Avantha Power in Chattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh since their inception, along with the conceptualization of additional 1320 MW of Coal Based Power Plants.

Previously, Mr. Neelkant was associated with SIEMENS Ltd. for almost 10 years and also with Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd.

An electrical engineer from the University of Pune with subsequent Business Management program from IIM-Bangalore and an Advanced Management Program from ASCI-Hyderabad, Mr. Neelkant has strong entrepreneurial skills, honed by his experience as a strategic and result oriented business leader.

He is deeply committed to good citizenship and social responsibility with focused emphasis on education, community development and healthcare.