Venu has 25+ years of experience in the power and water sector, predominantly focused on the management of growth companies in emerging markets.
His vast experience has covered strategy, business development, project development and asset management.
During his 14 years with AES Corporation, a Fortune 150 company, he held various senior positions, including Chief Executive Office of AED Oasis Limited (a JV between AES Corporation and Private Equity Fund); Head of Business Development for Europe, Middle East and Africa; Chairman and Managing Director of AES India and Managing Director for Business Development/Mergers and Acquisitions – Asia and Middle East. Venu has also been on the Board of a number of companies across the globe.
Venu’s senior management experience with AES included leading a multi-functional, multi-cultural and geographically diverse business with the P&L responsibility for the 3000MW power/60MIGD desal water portfolio of assets spread across 6 countries, with revenues close to 1 billion US$. Accomplishments include leading AED growth in the region including diversification into desal water sector, building and managing a successful regional portfolio and executing a high value exit for shareholders.