Vineet Mittal, Chairman of Avaada Group, is a social entrepreneur and pioneer of clean energy transition in India. After creating successful businesses in the BPO and IT space, he floated Welspun Energy in 2010, becoming India’s largest renewable energy company with an installed base of 1.2 GW. In 2016, the platform was sold to Tata Power for US $ 1.4 bn.
An alumnus of Harvard Business School, he currently holds the position of Chairman of the MNRE’s sub-committee on Hydrogen usage and standards, Chairman of the CII National Council on Climate Change, and Chairman of the ‘Make in India’ Task Force.
He is an active member speaker at the World Economic Forum. He is on B20’s task force for financing growth, infrastructure, Energy, Resource Efficiency, & Sustainability. He is also India's former Chairman of the World Business Council of Sustainable Development's (WBCSD) Renewables Low Carbon Technology platform program.