Prakash Kumar Chandraker is presently the Vice President of the Energy Business at Schneider Electric India. In a career spanning more than 27 years in the power sector, he has held various senior positions in companies such as Voltas, Cegelec, Alstom, and Areva T&D.
Chandraker was the Regional Managing Director, Energy Automation at Areva T&D India, when he was awarded for Excellence in Operations. During this period, his expertise was crucial in implementing the Unified Load Despatch Centre Scheme for the Northern Region, the North-Eastern Region and the Eastern Region for Power Grid Corporation of India and various Electricity Boards in the country.
He played a key role in integrating Areva D with Schneider Electric. A member of the CII National Committee on Power, he also holds key posts in the Stakeholder´s Relationship Committee, CSR Committee and Risk Management Committee of Schneider Electric India. Given his expertise on the subject, Chandraker has been regularly interviewed by the media vis-á-vis Schneider Electric India´s Smart City and Smart Grid initiatives, besides presenting many papers in various industry forums on both subjects.
A graduate in Electrical Engineering from Government Engineering College, NIT, Raipur, Chandraker has completed his Executive Business Leadership Programme from IIM Bangalore and the Management Leadership Programme from Management Centre Europe.