WCTA member Hydrovolts, producer of hydrokinetic turbines to generate renewable energy from water canals and water treatment plants, appointed Anil Shrikhande as Senior Advisor.
Anil recently retired from his position as Chairman and President, Rolls-Royce India. Prior to Rolls-Royce, Anil was President, Boeing India, and led Boeing Ventures. As Senior Advisor, Anil will assist with strategic planning, raising growth capital, manufacturing and distribution partnerships, and overseas expansion particularly in India and Asia.
The appointment comes as Hydrovolts achieves significant milestones including pre-sale deployments of canal and waterfall turbines in CA, signing of a demonstration agreement with Holyoke Gas and Electric Company in MA, and an invitation from the Punjab state government in India to demonstrate Hydrovolts’ hydrokinetic turbines in canals there.
Anil Shrikhande has an extensive global background across general management, strategic marketing, mergers and acquisitions and new venture development in the high technology and aerospace & defense sectors. At Rolls-Royce India, Anil developed an integrated Rolls-Royce strategy for India covering the entire Rolls-Royce portfolio of businesses including commercial and defence aerospace, energy and marine sectors. He established Boeing India’s corporate presence and initiated new sourcing and technology partnerships. Anil managed Boeing Ventures’ innovation fund set up by the CEO for new ventures based on Boeing’s intellectual property portfolio. This resulted in the creation of new IP and the formation of new ventures with external investors.
“Anil’s appointment is a timely addition as we make the transition from prototype development to full-scale commercialization,” said CEO Burt Hamner. “His global experience and relationships bring expertise at a critical time as our products generate international interest.”
Anil earned his MBA from the University of Notre Dame. Anil is a graduate of the executive management program for high-technology executives at Stanford and the National Venture Capital Institute.