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Sudheer Perla

Country Manager – India Tabreed

BIO

In his current role, Sudheer is responsible for leading Tabreed’s growth in India. Through developing private sector partnerships with appropriate government or public sector engagement, he is leading Tabreed’s effort to invest, own and operate cooling assets as a cooling utility to provide more sustainable long term services in meeting the country’s growing cooling demand.

Having commenced his stint with Tabreed in 2009 leading its corporate finance function, he played a key role in implementing the company’s USD1.7 billion balance sheet recapitalization plan in 2011. Prior to his appointment as the Country Manager for India, Sudheer worked in a variety of roles leading regional asset management and business development functions. During this period, he successfully established the business and sustainability case for real estate developers to adopt district cooling resulting in Tabreed investing $400 million, either acquiring or developing greenfield assets to provide long term cooling services.

An Oxford University management graduate and a chartered accountant by profession, his previous roles include with PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and Infosys in India as well as in financial restructuring roles with a boutique investment bank- Chescor Capital in the UAE. During his sabbatical in 2016-17, Sudheer co-founded JetSetGo, now amongst India’s largest private aviation companies managing 17 private jets across the country. Through a non-executive board role, he continues help set the vision and guide JetSetGo’s strategy in navigating emerging Covid-19 trends, in developing an urban air mobility market in India and in moving towards carbon neutrality by 2025.

Sudheer is a member of Oxbridge Society, GRI Club, Singularity University Global Community, Friend of Auroville and is spiritually connected to Self-Realisation Fellowship. As part of Tabreed’s core business team, he is also actively involved with initiatives like UNEP & UNESCAP Integrated Urban Systems Partnership, Cool Coalition, ISHRAE’s Technical Cell for District Cooling and Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy(AEEE).

Sudheer balances an active lifestyle of yoga and dance with his daily meditation regime. In his spare time, he enjoys reading metaphysics and quantum physics. With preference for immersive travel to more off-beat locations he now also increasingly volunteers at Auroville.