Anil Kumar Lakhina

Anil has 34 years of leadership experience in various organizations in the Indian Administrative Service, spanning infrastructure, power, finance, pharmaceuticals, economic policy and public administration. Anil took $4 billion Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) public in adverse market conditions and got REC navratna status (2008).

Anil has enormous experience in the management of large infrastructure projects. He is credited with planning and development of first Special Economic Zone in Navi Mumbai (2002), the first sea links project in Mumbai and Navi Mumbai (Bandra-Worli sea link and Navi Mumbai sea Link) in 2002-03, the first express way (Pune Expressway), 2002. Besides, he has been the Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration and Export Commissioner of India. He is best known for his experiments in reforming district level public administration for which the President of India conferred on him Padamshree - one of the highest civilian awards.

Anil is the founder Chairman and Managing Director of an NGO called the Forum for the Advancement of Solar Thermal (FAST) especially for the promotion of grid connected solar thermal power generation. FAST has in its nascent existence achieved the distinction of becoming the only voice of solar thermal industry and is recognized by the Government of India and many international organizations. 

Anil holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, USA. He specializes in policy formulation, advocacy, implementation and monitoring.