Shishir Joshipura joins Praj Industries
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Thursday, April 05, 2018 | 02:18 PM
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Pune : Praj Industries, a global process solutions company has appointed Shishir Joshipura as the CEO and Managing Director, with effect from 2nd April 2018.

Mr. Joshipura is a Mechanical Engineer from BITS Pilani and an Advanced Management Graduate from Harvard Business School. Prior to joining Praj, he was Managing Director and Country Manager of SKF India Ltd from 2009.

Commenting on the appointment, Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman of Praj Industries said, 'I welcome Shishir on board as the new CEO and Managing Director at 'Praj'. He brings with him over 35 years of track record at various leadership levels, deep understanding of local and global markets, besides sound industry background. We are confident that Shishir will steer 'Praj' through the next phase of growth. Demand for renewable fuels has been growing at an exponential rate and we anticipate ethanol to emerge as the preferred choice given its properties as clean and sustainable fuel.'

'Businesses around the world have strong focus on sustainability from the energy, economic and environmental considerations,' said Mr. Joshipura. 'With global renewable energy industry gaining momentum, Bio-energy space presents unprecedented opportunity. 'Praj' is one of the leading players in the bio-energy solutions, globally. The unfolding opportunity presents a canvas for driving Praj’s growth to next level and I am looking forward to lead this exciting journey.'

'Praj' is a major global player in the environment, energy and agri processing led applications.  The Company is a frontrunner in the 2nd generation ethanol technology. Praj’s own and India’s first integrated 2nd gen demonstration biorefinery has been operational since Dec 2016. Indian Oil Marketing Companies are setting up several 2nd gen biorefineries in India, where 'Praj' has been selected as the technology partner for multiple projects. Also, several overseas customers are discussing Praj’s 2nd gen technology for biorefinery plants in different countries.
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