Pratik Agarwal is the group chief executive officer of Sterlite Power Transmission Limited and the chair of CII core committee on transmission. Previously, he was the vice-chairman of Sterlite Grid and a director of the infrastructure business for the Vedanta Group.
A Wharton graduate and an MBA from London Business School, Pratik has over 11 years of experience in building core infrastructure assets. He was instrumental in setting up the Vedanta Group’s infrastructure business in 2009. His vision has helped the company scale up to levels where it now has significant investments in ports, power transmission and broadband networks.
Under Pratik’s leadership, Sterlite Power became the first Indian company to win transmission development projects in Brazil. In a short span of time, Sterlite Power has become the largest Indian developer in Latin America.
Pratik was instrumental in creation and launch of the IndiGrid, India’s first power sector infrastructure investment trust (InvIT). IndiGrid is steadily growing towards it’s vision of clocking US$5 billion AUM of power transmission assets.
Pratik is driven by the unlimited potential of power transmission and the lasting impact of high-quality electricity on society’s development. He invests his time in devising strategy, guiding policy and creating innovative financing and construction solutions to set new standards in energy delivery. His passion for innovations has resulted in the first FDI in the sector and use of aerial technologies like helicranes and heli-stringing towards faster and environment friendly operations.