Country Head, Tabreed India
In his current role, Sudheer is responsible for leading Tabreed’s growth in India. Through developing private sector partnerships with appropriate government or public sector engagement, he is leading Tabreed’s effort to invest, own and operate cooling assets as a cooling utility to provide more sustainable long term services in meeting the country’s growing cooling demand.
Having commenced his stint with Tabreed in 2009 leading its corporate finance function, he played a key role in implementing the company’s USD1.7 billion balance sheet recapitalization plan in 2011. Prior to his appointment as the Country Manager for India, Sudheer worked in a variety of roles leading regional asset management and business development functions. During this period, he successfully established the business and sustainability case for real estate developers to adopt district cooling resulting in Tabreed investing $400 million, either acquiring or developing greenfield assets to provide long term cooling services.
An Oxford University management graduate and a chartered accountant by profession, his previous roles include with PriceWaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and Infosys in India as well as in financial restructuring roles with a boutique investment bank- Chescor Capital in the UAE. During his sabbatical in 2016-17, Sudheer co-founded JetSetGo, now amongst India’s largest private aviation companies managing 17 private jets across the country. Through a non-executive board role, he continues help set the vision and guide JetSetGo’s strategy in navigating emerging Covid-19 trends, in developing an urban air mobility market in India and in moving towards carbon neutrality by 2025.
Sudheer is a member of Oxbridge Society, GRI Club, Singularity University Global Community, Friend of Auroville and is spiritually connected to Self-Realisation Fellowship. As part of Tabreed’s core business team, he is also actively involved with initiatives like UNEP & UNESCAP Integrated Urban Systems Partnership, Cool Coalition and Alliance for Energy Efficient Economy(AEEE).
Sudheer balances an active lifestyle of yoga and dance with his daily meditation regime. In his spare time, he enjoys reading metaphysics and quantum physics. With preference for immersive travel to more off-beat locations he now also increasingly volunteers at Auroville.
All Sessions by Sudheer Perla
Industry Session 4 – Decarbonizing India’s Cooling Sector through Adoption of District Cooling and other Cooling Technologies Powered by TABREED IndiaNew Delhi
Session Brief: In light of India’s burgeoning cooling requirements and its commitments under the Paris agreement, this session aims to discuss the most suitable and sustainable strategy that can be adopted to decarbonize Indian cities while meeting the demand for cooling
The session will be structured in an ‘Oxford Union Style Debate’ format to engage the speakers as well as the audience. The proposition team will be speaking in favour of district cooling as well as other cooling technologies as the best possible solution; and how its deployment on a large scale (real estate, smart cities and urban planning) facilitated through the right policies and investments can yield economic and ecological dividends for all stakeholders through significantly reduced power load on the grid (as well as the potential for load shifting through the integration of renewable and thermal energy storage), energy consumption savings, etc. On the other hand, those representing the “opposition” will focus on challenges to the deployment and adoption of DC, relevance and feasibility of DC for India, especially in the context of affordable housing, resi-sector, and Tier II, III, IV cities, as well as the larger role passive cooling measures and nature-based solutions can play in providing thermal comfort.
The event will be moderated by Tabreed India, an industry leader in district cooling, and will feature dignitaries from the cooling and allied industries as well as government organisations. The session, through its structure and focused conversation, will help provide a holistic and systemic view, integrating seemingly isolated aspects of the argument cohesively together, for formulating and implementing India’s Cooling Roadmap.