Mr. Anil Sardana

Managing Director & CEO-Adani Transmission & Distribution Bzn Managing Director–Adani Power

Anil  Sardana is the Managing  Director  & CEO  of  Adani  Transmission  Limited since  1st May 2018 & recently has got additional responsibility of Adani Power w.e.f. July  2020. Till 30th April 2018, he was the CEO & Managing Director of Tata Power for over seven years. Till 31st January 2011 (beginning August 2007), he was the Managing Director& CEOof Tata Teleservices.  Prior to telecom stint, Anil was Executive Director on the Board of Tata Power. He was also the founding CEO  & Managing  Director of  Tata Power Delhi Distribution  Limited (TPDDL/NDPL) having  taken over as founding  chief when  the  company  was  set  upin  2002 to  takeover  from  state  owned  Discom.  Anil  is credited with  having  spearheaded  the  dramatic turnaround  of Tata  Power  Delhi  Distribution,  having achieved benchmark performance standards-including world record Reduction of Aggregate Technical and Commercials  Losses and  making  discoverable  changes  in  deliverables to  customers. Tata  Power  Delhi Distribution was also bestowed the prestigious ‘Silver National Award for Meritorious Performance’ for two consecutive years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 in Power Distribution by the Prime Minister.  Anil spearheaded two major M&A’s namely with NTT DOCOMO of  Japan and a  reverse equity  swap & merger to create most valuable Telecom-Tower Infrastructure company VIOM with the highest tenancy in the industry.  Anil led the transition of Tata Tele by launch of very successful Tata DOCOMO &Tata Photon brands. These  brands  achieved stupendous off  take.  He  also  launched  several  innovative  schemes including Pay per-use & per-second billing. Anil  has  more  than 40 years  of  experience  in  the  infrastructure  space,  particularly  in  the  Energy  and Telecom sectors having managed complex transitions, developments& operations as well as Engineering, Procurement and Construction assignments. He had also worked at  NTPC (14 years)  and BSES (7 years) prior  to  joining Tata Group  where  he  spent  18  years. He  held Chairman’s position  at CII  National Committee on Power from 2012 onward still April 2018, whereafter he is now National Co-Chair on CII’s Infra Council.  Anil holds a degree of Bachelors in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. He also holds a Post-Graduate  degree  in  Cost  Accountancy  (ICWAI)  and  a  Post-Graduate  Diploma  in  Management  and  has attended Top  Management  Program  at  the  Indian  Institute  of Management,  Ahmedabad. He received several recognitions from Indian & International fora’s and was also conferred with “Global Alumni Excellence Award” by his alma-mater  Delhi  College  of  Engineering in 2012. Anil  did  his  schooling  from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi.