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Tejpreet S. Chopra is the Founder, and President & CEO of Bharat Light & Power. Bharat Light & Power is a clean power generation company (IPP). It focuses on developing, owning, and operating power plants utilizing technologies such as wind and solar. Tejpreet's 18 years of global management and finance experience was gained in various business roles held in France, England, Hong Kong, India and USA, of which over 14 years were at General Electric. Until recently, Tejpreet was the President and CEO of General Electric in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and was responsible for directing GE's strategies for growth in these countries. Prior to that, Tejpreet served as President & CEO of GE Commercial Finance in India, where he successfully restructured and expanded the business thereby establishing GE Commercial Finance as one of the premier financial institutions in India. Since joining GE in 1996, he has held positions in marketing, structured finance and risk management, in Stamford and Hong Kong for GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS). Tejpreet is involved in various industry associations. He was a member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in India (AMCHAM), and the Board of Directors of the U.S.-India Business Council (USIBC). He is a participant of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the Cornell University Council. He is also an Aspen Institute Fellow, a part of the Aspen Global Leadership Network, and the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders. Tejpreet has also spoken at a number of international conferences, including Asia Society's CEO Forum Series in New York and LA, the Economist's India Business Summit in London, the Wharton India Economic Forum, the Harvard Business School India Conference, and the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos 2011. In 2008, he was named by Business Today as one of "India's Hottest Young Executives". At present, he is an Independent Director on the board of SRF Limited and APM Terminals Pipavav. He graduated from The Lawrence School, Sanawar. Tejpreet holds a MBA degree from Cornell University and a B.A. Honors degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University. He is a Fellow of Second Wave Class of Aspen India's Leadership Initiative.