Raghuram Natarajan appointed Chief Executive Officer of Blueleaf Energy
6 July 2021
Blueleaf Energy, a portfolio company of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, has announced the appointment of Raghuram (Ram) Natarajan as Chief Executive Officer.
Based in Singapore, Mr Natarajan will spearhead Blueleaf’s expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific region and lead its rapidly growing team. Blueleaf is developing over 2 GW of renewable energy in the region, focussing on Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. Blueleaf has recently expanded its operations through the Hinode Energy joint venture in Japan, the partnership with SunAsia in the Philippines and the acquisition of Vibrant Energy in India.
Mr Natarajan brings 15 years of senior leadership experience in wind, solar and battery storage solutions across the Asia-Pacific region. In his previous positions as APAC CEO with Juwi and Mainstream Renewable Power, Mr Natarajan managed the development of over 5 GW of renewable energy projects and delivered close to 2 GW of solar and wind projects into commercial operation and long-term asset management.
Commenting on this key appointment, Oliver Lewis, Senior Managing Director, Green Investment Group in Asia, said: “We are delighted to welcome Ram as the CEO of Blueleaf. With his solid track record of delivering renewable assets across the Asia-Pacific region, Ram is the ideal person to lead Blueleaf into its next phase of rapid growth.”
Mr Natarajan said: “Asia-Pacific is becoming one of the fastest growing renewables markets in the world, I am honoured and thrilled to be joining Blueleaf which has built a strong foundation in the region. This is an incredibly exciting time for Blueleaf to pursue further growth while helping deliver the region’s net zero ambition.”
Blueleaf Energy is a leading renewable energy company, specialising in the delivery of world-class solar projects. The company is also exploring opportunities to acquire and develop onshore wind and storage projects across the Asia-Pacific region.
About Blueleaf Energy
Blueleaf Energy’s mission is to develop, deliver and operate safe, high quality, ethical onshore renewable energy projects, delivering a greener energy mix and lower power bills. Blueleaf specialises in the development, finance, construction and operation of both commercial and industrial (C&I) and utility scale projects, across the Asia-Pacific region.
With over 20 years of history, Blueleaf Energy has developed, built and operated approximately 2 GW of solar capacity globally, including over 500 MW in the Asia-Pacific region.
*Blueleaf Energy is a portfolio company of Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), operating on a standalone basis.