Ved Mani Tiwari serves as the Chief Operating Officer at National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and is responsible for managing the organisation’s operations.
A key member of the senior leadership team, Ved plays an integral role in developing and executing NSDC’s strategies to drive skilling operations through Sector Skill Councils (SSC),Training Providers and Industry Engagement.
Ved has over 30 years of professional experience where he served the Government of India, and worked with private sectorin Infrastructure (Energy, Urban Development, and Transportation). In his previous roles, he has held key managerial positions - as Director,Welspun, Global CEO, Sterlite Power,MD, SunEdison,Director, Ministry of Railways,and Director in Kochi Metro, Chennai Metro and Nagpur Metro.
Ved is credited with many business model related and financial/technological innovationssuch as developing a unique Social Marketplace led business model for Kochi Metro, setting up an EV power transmission development business in Latin America and the first public listed InVIT (Infrastructure Investment Trust) for Sterlite Power, acquisition of the first large scale utility Solar Park (500 MW) business for SunEdison, and setting up the first phase of Delhi Metro as a part of the core leadership team.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from MMMUT, an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad, and has completed Executive Programmes from the Kellogg School of Management, Wharton Business School, and Singularity University.