Deepak Ushadevi
CEO & MD, Ciel & Terre India

Deepak is the CEO and Managing Director of Ciel & Terre India, where he is instrumental in developing the solar floating market and interacting with major nodal agencies, and developers to provide floating solar guidelines, knowledge transfer, and know-how to ensure quality and bankable floating projects in India. To date, under his leadership, a 116 MWp portfolio of floating solar energy has been developed in India with four projects in service and two projects under construction.

He is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the field of solar and semiconductors in many capacities as a subject matter expert, technologist, and business unit head. Prior to his stint with Ciel Terre India, he was associated with Waaree energies for new business initiatives and won the first KW project scale floating tender bid in India. During his stint in Tata Power Solar, he spearheaded Asys screen printing technology, Manz Automation robots in Solar cell line CSI -Technology segment & part of 120 MW cell line expansion. During his seven year stint with Applied Materials, the market leader in Thin-film equipment globally, he focused on developing/commissioning new single Junction & Tandem Junction think film lines in India, Italy, Germany, and China, Japan, US. Deepak started his career as an Engineer in Chartered Semiconductor Singapore (now Global Foundries).