J.P. Chalsani is the managing director and group chief executive officer of Punj Lloyd. Starting his career as a trainee engineer with the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), J.P. Chalasani, a mechanical engineer by profession, worked for NTPC for over a decade and a half in various important roles and capacities.
During his career, he was given responsibility for many critical portfolios owing to his outstanding performance, leadership and project management skills. What he offers is rich and multi-faceted experience of 32 years in the Indian infrastructure industry spanning both the public as well as private sectors.
Prior to joining Punj Lloyd as managing director and group CEO, Chalasani worked as the Chief Executive Officer of Reliance Power Limited where he was given the responsibility of leading several challenging assignments.
He also played an important role in the transformation of Reliance Power into the largest private company in the power sector based on its market capitalisation.
Chalasani was also involved in the start of India’s largest coal mine operations in the shortest possible time. He also led the transition of BSES from a power distribution company to an infrastructure company thus creating new business areas.
Punj Lloyd provides integrated design, engineering, procurement, construction and project management services in the energy and infrastructure sectors. At the Punj Lloyd Group, Chalasani spearheads global and diversified operations. He also leads the management team of the company.
His primary focus is on improving operations, augmenting processes, and strengthening various business entities. In addition to the core business responsibilities, Chalasani is involved in human resources and finance.
Rated among Asia’s best CEOs on multiple occasions, Chalasani has over the years been recognised for his leadership and employee engagement skills.
“I am a family person at heart, and my first preference is to spend quality time at home,” says Chalasani. In his free time he likes to read non-fiction books and enjoys sports.