Country President's Profile

Mr. Rathin Basu
Country President – ALSTOM India & South Asia

Rathin Basu holds BTech (Electronics) from Science College, Calcutta University and BSc (Honours in Physics) from St Xavier's, Calcutta University.

Rathin has worked in NTPC during 1978-1983 as Senior Engineer where he was the lead Engineer for design, project management and commissioning of India's 1st Computer Control systems for Singrauli Super Thermal Power Plant. During 1983-84 he worked for ESPL/Westinghouse as Division Head to create a new Distributed Control System business.

He then joined the Alstom Group's subsidiary Cegelec India in 1985. During 1986-1987 he was posted in Paris HQ to lead a group of Franco-Indian Engineers to execute NTPC's 6x500 MW Data Acquistion Systems for Korba & Ramagunadm Super Thermal Power Plants. In 1989 he was appointed as CEO and achieved turnaround of the business and led the growth of Cegelec India during the period from 1989 to 2002.

From 2003 to 2007 he was Vice-President, with a P&L responsibility, for Global Power Distribution Business, based in Paris. During this period, he led the turnaround of this business and simultaneously doubled the business volume to +600 MEuro.

In 2007 Rathin returned to India to lead Alstom T&D India's growth to market leadership in the T&D domain and development of the transmission business. Since 2007, over the last 7 years under his leadership, Alstom T&D India made significant contribution in building a strong electrical grid for India involving AC and DC technologies, leading to trippling the Transmission business volume.

He is member of CII's National Committee on Power, FICCI's Power Committee and CII's Capital Goods committee. He also chairs CII's 'Transmission Group'.

He has attended INSEAD (France) for 'Advanced Management Programme' and London Business School for a short programme on 'Global Electricity Markets'.