Ved Mani Tiwari

Chief Operating Officer(Officiating CEO), National Skill Development Cooperation

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 sector in 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 innovations such
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.