Shri. Anil Sardana

Managing Director, Adani Power & Adani Transmission & Distribution Bzn
Chief Bzn Officer, PSP & Hydros, Adani Green
CEO, Dharavi Redevelopment Project, Mumbai
Director, Adani Data Center, Bzn

Brief Profile:

Shri. Anil Sardana is presently the Managing Director of Adani Transmission Limited since 1st May 2018 & also heads Adani Power w.e.f. July 2020, as its Managing Director. In addition, he holds the responsibility of Hydros, International Business of Renewable Energy & Green Hydrogen for Adani Green, as designated Chief Business Officer. He is the CEO of the Dharavi Redevelopment Project, Mumbai. He is also Adani’s oversight nominee director for Data Center Business being developed through JV Company. 


Till 30th April 2018, he was the CEO & Managing Director of Tata Power for over seven years. Till 31st January 2011 (beginning August 2007), he was the Managing Director & CEO of Tata Teleservices. Prior to his telecom stint, Anil was the founding CEO & Managing Director of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL/NDPL), having taken over the Discom as founding CEO in 2002, when the company was taken over from state-owned Discom. He is credited with having spearheaded the dramatic turnaround of companies especially, Tata Power Delhi Distribution, having achieved benchmark performance and won the prestigious Edison Award on Innovation and ‘Silver National Award for Meritorious Performance’ for two consecutive years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006 from the Indian Prime Minister. 


He spearheaded several major M&A’s, including with NTT DOCOMO of Japan and a creative reverse equity swap & merger to create the most valuable Telecom-Tower Infrastructure company VIOM, with the highest tenancy in the industry. He led the transition of several ventures including the very successful launch of Tata DOCOMO & Tata Photon brands. He also launched several innovative schemes including Pay per-use & per-second billing that brought transformation to the Telecom Industry. 


He has more than 42 years of experience in the infrastructure space, particularly in the Energy and Telecom sectors. His work experience includes NTPC (14 years), BSES (7 years), Tata Group (18 years) and Adani Group (4+ years) shows his having spearheaded coveted institutions & built formidable enterprises with significant market standing. He held Chairman’s position at CII National Committee on Power from 2012 onwards till April 2018. He is now National Co-Chair of CII’s Infra Council, for the past three years.


He holds a bachelor's degree in Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. He also holds a post-graduate degree in Cost Accountancy (ICWAI) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management. He has also attended the Top Management Program at the IIM-A (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad).