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Nikhil Sawhney is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Triveni Turbine and a Director with Triveni Engineering and Industries and GE Triveni. The Companies occupy leadership positions in their respective businesses of sugar manufacturing, distillation of alcohol, renewable energy generation, industrial turbines and gears, and water and wastewater treatment solutions, spanning 16 manufacturing locations in India.
Triveni Turbine is the preeminent manufacturer of industrial steam turbines in India, as well as the second largest manufacturer globally. The company has an installed base of over 3,500 installations in over 75 countries. The customer base includes defense, process industries, and thermal and renewable energy producers. Nikhil also runs the groups water business which include treatment solutions for large industries and municipalities covering all technologies.
Nikhil had been voted one of India’s forty ‘hottest’ business leaders under 40 by The Economic Times in 2015, and has also been awarded the Udyog Ratna by the Institute of Economic Studies. Nikhil has helped found the CII-Triveni Water Institute and is an active trustee of the Tirath Ram Shah Charitable Hospital and the Emmanuel College India Trust. Nikhil is also the Treasurer of the All India Management Association (AIMA) and a member of the Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta. Nikhil is a part of the India-UK, India-Indonesia and India-Israel CEO Forums constituted by the Government of India. Nikhil also co-chairs the India-Israel Forum as well as the CII National Committee on Capital Goods.
Nikhil has a BA and MA from Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, and a MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Nikhil resides in New Delhi with his wife Zia and their son Zahan. He is a Fellow of the third class of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.