Robert Kelly joins Azure Power Board as director

Reinforcing Azure Power’s leadership in the solar industry, Robert Kelly’s appointment as an Independent Director will further drive the company’s endeavor to bring in the right expertise on board and strengthen company’s strong governance, the company said in a statement.

Robert Kelly is amongst the most established and respected financial professionals in the Solar Industry globally and his induction will help Azure Power bring in some of the industry’s international best practices in the industry, the statement said.

Robert Kelly brings with him over three decades of experience.

Till recently, Robert served as Chief Financial Officer of SolarCity Corporation, a distributed solar energy company for almost three years, wherein he implemented financial strategy raising $4.2 billion, including their IPO, industry first Solar Securitization and multiple tax equity investments.

He also introduced business valuation methodology for rooftop solar which has become the industry benchmark. His efforts at SolarCity Corp. ensured that the company grew significantly and today, is a $ 7.2b company in the US.

Prior to SolarCity Corp., he also served as Chief Financial Officer of Calera Corporation, a clean technology company for over two years and as an independent consultant, providing financial advice to retail energy providers and power developers.

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