IEEMA also announced the appointment of other office bearers – Mr Sanjeev Sardana, Managing Director, Yamuna Power and Infrastructure Ltd and Ms Indra Prem Menon, President and CEO, of Lakshmanan Isola Private Ltd as Vice Presidents for the year 2015-16

Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) – the apex association of the Indian electrical equipment manufacturing industry – is pleased to announce Mr Babu Babel as its President for the year 2015-16.

Mr Babel serves as Joint Managing Director of Secure Meters Ltd, where he is a part of the founding team. He has a contributed significantly towards the acceptance of electronic metering and improved revenue realization in India. Mr. Babel was primarily responsible for Indian brand’s growth in the International markets and steering the company……bringing laurels ….achieving….. He the company win Queen’s award for exports.

As the head of the Energy team, Mr Babel was instrumental in identifying and opening new markets, such as Malaysia and Australia. Building a team is his forte which he continues to do in his role as JMD of Secure Meters. While he was the Managing Director of Secure Meters, UK I the late 90’s and early 2000’s, Babu was instrumental in developing a market for several high value added products and solutions. Prior to starting Secure Meters, Babu worked in UK as MD of PRI for 12 years.

Talking about the priority areas to focus on in his new role as President IEEMA, he says, “We will work on an agreed strategic road map to carry the major industry issues forward. The key goal is to make the Association relevant for its members and help the industry contribute to the collective national targets in power sector. This will involve increased communications right from sharing strategic road map to regular updates on key activities. Strengthening the secretariat and having greater responsibility and accountability. Integrated approach with various divisions to effectively represent the industry at various Government policy & regulatory bodies and standards committees. Assistance to the central and state Governments in their efforts to improve the T&D networks and reduce losses. Continue the Utility outreach programs and Support the SME and non-utility segments electrical industry as required.”

Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Sunil Misra, Director General, IEEMA said, “I am thrilled to have Mr. Babel join us at the Association. His outstanding professional credentials and extensive international experience make him exceptionally well placed to provide leadership to IEEMA at this important juncture. He is very well known in the industry for his work on electronic metering and people management.”