Gajanan S. Kale Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Gajanan S. Kale is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, a Joint Venture between Tata Power and the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, supplying electricity to a population of 7 million in North & North-West Delhi. This is Mr. Kale’s second stint with Tata-Power-DDL.

Mr. Kale is a seasoned professional with over 32 years of experience in the power and energy sector. He has a wealth of expertise in areas such as enhancing customer experience, resource planning and management, operational excellence, big project management, financial management, and advocacy with various stakeholders, including regulators, government bodies, chambers of commerce, and employee unions/associations.

Prior to Tata Power-DDL, Mr. Kale was the Chief Executive Officer of TP Western Odisha Distribution Limited (TPWODL) and has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of TP Ajmer Distribution Ltd (TPADL). Mr Kale’s strategic planning and management took TPWODL to great heights with continuous A+ ranking in “11th and 12th Integrated Rating of Discoms” by the Ministry of Power. These achievements are a testament to his exceptional leadership skills and his ability to drive results.

Mr. Kale was also recognized as the “Best CEO of the Year with HR Orientation” and received the “Best CEO of the Year” award in FY 23-24.

Mr. Kale has had an impressive professional journey that showcases his dedication and expertise. He began his career at BHEL in Bhopal and has since held positions at the Central Railway Nagpur Division among others. He has also been associated with Tata Power Mumbai Distribution and Tata Power-DDL in the past. He pursued an MBA in Finance and also holds an M. Tech in Integrated Power Systems from the National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. He graduated with a B.E. in Electrical Power Systems from Amravati University. He is also an alumnus of the prestigious IIM Ahmedabad.

Praveen Agrawal Chief - Human Resource, Industrial Relations, Social Impact Group, Facility Management & Health Services

Mr. Praveen Agrawal is a seasoned Human Resource professional and presently heading the Chief - Human Resource, Industrial Relations, Social Impact Group, Facility Management & Health Services function at Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL).

Mr. Agrawal has been associated with Tata Power-DDL since 2003 and has been instrumental in successfully taking the company through the challenging phase of transformational journey and have contributed towards the entire gamut of HR functioning notably change management post privatization, strategic planning & implementation, systems and processes design and improvement, ERP implementation, employee engagement, performance & career management, talent acquisition, management and retention and seamless communication between the management and the grass root employees.

With a ‘people, process, systems and design thinking’ approach and a belief in empowering the workforce by giving them ample opportunities for their holistic development, Mr. Agrawal is efficiently leading a team of human resources professionals and working with Business Leaders to take the organization forward.

Aligning with the HR Vision of making Tata Power-DDL a learning organization that nurtures talent, his focus is on growth & development of employees, generating opportunities for multi skilling and knowledge enhancement for ensuring capability building and long term sustenance.

In a career spanning over 25 years, Mr. Agrawal has worked in Energy and Telecom sectors before moving to the Power sector by joining Tata Power-DDL and Tata Power Company Limited. He is post-graduate in Personnel Management and a certified SAP HR professional. He has also undergone certification program on coaching for performance from IIM-Bangalore, several other SLDP and Strategic HR programs.