Mr. Aleem ShaikhIndependent Director- Chairman of Remuneration Comittee
Mr. Aleem Shaikh
Aleem was a Managing Director and Group Chief of Staff at ACWA Power before his appointment as a Director to the largest public university in the USA, Arizona State University. He joined ACWA Power from Swiss Company, Oerlikon, where he was President and Chairman/CEO of the Solar Company based from China. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for BP p.l.c and resided in China for over 10 years. He is a forward thinking and proactive professional executive with a broad range of experience in contributing to the performance of a global company.
During his early career at BP he worked in Commercial, Retail, Operations and Marketing in the UK. Following a series of mergers and acquisitions, he became Global Early Integration Director and held offices across the world. He then joined BP HR as Head of Resourcing for the UK/European Regions to bring a business focus to a functional organization. He later moved to China to become Commercial Director and Chief of Staff for BP in Australasia, Asia-Pacific and the Indian-Subcontinent. In China he helped grow BP to a $5 billion revenue business with over 1,300 employees.
He joined BP Alternative Energy in 2008. With over 3,000 employees, the business operated Solar manufacturing plants in the U.S., Europe & AsPac, and developed, constructed, and operated solar and wind farms in the U.S., Europe, India & China. During his tenure, the wind business completed U.S. utility-scale project financing, construction and operations with a pipeline in excess of 20 GW. The solar business unit completed utility-scale and distributed generation solar project financing, construction and operations. As well as leading the strategic development of this business, he also set up their Global HQ in San Francisco. He was a member of the BP Global Leadership Team & served as Non-Exec Director for companies in the USA, China & India including Tata BP Solar where he also acted as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He later joined Oerlikon Solar before divesting it for approx. CHF0.25 billion. He continues to hold Non-Exec Director/Chairman positions across the world.
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