Nikhil Sawhney is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Triveni Turbine and a Director with Triveni Engineering. The Companies occupy leadership positions in their respective businesses of sugar manufacturing, distillation of alcohol, renewable energy generation, industrial turbines and gears, and water and wastewater treatment solutions, spanning 16 manufacturing locations in India.
Triveni Turbine is the preeminent manufacturer of industrial steam turbines in India, with a consistent market share of over fifty percent. The Company also holds the distinction of being the largest manufacturer of steam turbines globally for biomass and renewable energy applications. The company sells over a 1000 MW of small turbines per annum and has an installed base of over four thousand installations in over 75 countries. The customer base includes defence, process industries, and thermal and renewable energy producers. Triveni Turbine also has a majority in an exclusive global joint venture with General Electric for steam turbines between 30 and 100MW. The Company has over 150 unique Intellectual Properties to its name.
Nikhil is the Treasurer of the All India Management Association and a member of the Board of Governors of IIM Calcutta. He has helped found the CII-Triveni Water Institute and is an active trustee of the Tirath Ram Shah Charitable Hospital and the Emmanuel College India Trust, as well as a Fellow of the Ananta Aspen Center and the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Nikhil is a part of the India-UK, India-Indonesia and India-Israel CEO Forums constituted by the Government of India. Nikhil is also Co-Chair of the Track II India-Israel Forum. He is currently the Chairman of the Northern Region for CII.
Nikhil has been voted one of India’s forty ‘hottest’ business leaders under 40 by The Economic Times in 2015. He has a BA and MA from Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, and a MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Nikhil resides in New Delhi with his wife Zia and their son Zahan.