Sameer S. Shetty
We build small hydroelectric power plants, but I don't see that as our only business. BFL's real business is building powerful relationships, based on trust, with all of our customers.
Mr. Shetty took over BFL in 1993 and over the last twenty years has steered the company to a leadership position in India in the small hydro space. His passion for small hydro is visible in his business focus of only servicing small/medium size hydro projects
Mr. Shetty also brought his global vision for BFL to action and over the over last ten years has expanded operations globally. BFL has installations in every continent except Antarctica and representation in countries from Laos in the East to Honduras in the West. Today BFL is recognized as a world leader with more than 500+ turbines installed in about 300+ SHP across 6 continents, with another 60 under construction.
Mr. Shetty contributed to the community through his participation in various forums and organizations. He was a founding member of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Bangalore and held board positions over the years and he was also a member of the Presidents Organization. He was a member of the steering committee for renewable energy in co-ordination with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Govt. of India.
He was invited to head up the hydro vertical in the Energy for All initiative of the Asian Development Bank. He was a member of the Clinton Global Initiative on the personal invitation of President Bill Clinton. In addition, he often shares his experiences and best practices at numerous business and renewable energy forums globally.