Sumant Sinha, the chairman and CEO of ReNew Power, has been given the inaugural “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).
Sinha graduated from SIPA with a master of international affairs degree in 1992. He founded ReNew Power in 2011 and has led it to become India’s leading renewable energy company, with more than 12 GW in its portfolio.
Other notable SIPA alumni include Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, CIA Director George Tenet, former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and William Clark Jr., a former US ambassador to India.
“Through his work at ReNew, which is one of India’s leading renewable energy companies, Sinha has been at the forefront of his country’s clean energy expansion. He is recognized around the world as a leading entrepreneur and advocate for sustainable development and solutions to climate change,” SIPA said in a statement.
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