Sumant Sinha is the Chairman and CEO of ReNew, a preferred partner for decarbonisation solutions and the first Indian renewable energy company to list on Nasdaq.
A first-generation entrepreneur, Sumant founded ReNew with a vision to accelerate the net zero energy transition in a just and inclusive manner. Under his leadership, ReNew has built a portfolio of around 14 GW of wind and solar power capacity and is today an integral part of the larger global clean energy ecosystem. ReNew provides end-to-end solutions across the decarbonisation spectrum including green hydrogen, energy storage and carbon markets—areas that are integral to addressing climate change.
Sumant is a passionate advocate for climate action and sustainable development. He cochairs the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF); is a Member of the Board of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC); and also chairs the newly established Global Advisory Board of GWEC. Sumant is a Board Member at the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI), an independent non-profit organisation which transforms global energy systems through market-driven solutions. He is co-chair of the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders India, an initiative of the World Economic Forum. He is the Founding Member of the First Movers Coalition, a global initiative to decarbonize ‘hard to abate’ industrial sectors. During 2022-23, he served as the president of the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), the oldest apex chamber in India.
Sumant is a regular speaker at various international fora such as the World Economic Forum, UNFCCC COP, Climate Week NY, CERA Week, and leading global universities. He has written more than 150 opinion pieces on climate change, renewable energy and sustainable economic growth. Sumant is the author of the book, ‘Fossil Free’, which chronicles India’s clean energy transition—its past, present, and future.
Sumant has served on the boards of IIT-Delhi, IIM Calcutta and the Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He has been recognised as a distinguished alumnus by each of these institutions that he studied at.
For his pioneering work, Sumant has been the recipient of several awards and recognitions, including the 2022 USISPF Global Leadership Award; ‘ET Energy’s Chief Executive of the Year 2022’; the ‘Economic Times Entrepreneur of the Year Award’, 2018 and ‘EY Entrepreneur of the Year’, 2017.