ACEF Speaker 2019

Vishal Kapoor

Director (Distribution),
Ministry Of Power, Government Of India

Vishal Kapoor presently holds the office of Director (Distribution) in Ministry of Power, Government of India. Vishal brings with him a multi-sectoral field experience in managing diversity in workforce, policy design and implementation, sectoral reforms, and grassroot level operations in the Infrastructure Sector in India.

He holds a Graduate degree in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He is also a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK).

As the Director dealing with Distribution Sector functions in the Ministry of power of the Government of India, he manages flagship Distribution reforms programs of the government such as Integrated Power Development Scheme, Ujwal DISCOM assurance Yojana (UDAY) as well as Distribution Sector reforms. He also coordinates the reforms in the electricity sector for “ease of doing business”, as well as for “ease of living” of Indian electricity consumers. His efforts have resulted in India gaining a rank of 24 in the “Getting electricity” rankings in the World Banks “Ease of doing business Rankings”.

Prior to his engagements in the Energy Sector, Vishal has had a diverse experience in the Railway transportation sector ranging from Operations & Maintenance of Trains, as well as in design of Railway freight cars.


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