IEC ambassador Vimal Mahendru has been distinguished for his contribution to the electrical and electronics industry at a transmission and distribution event organized by the Indian Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA).
Among the topics covered during the industry conclave, which brought together CEOs from different electrical and electronics companies, was the potential for electricity to disrupt and innovate.
During the day-long event, held in December 2018, Mahendru was honoured by his industry peers with a special recognition for his work over the last 30 years.
Mahendru was appointed IEC Ambassador for a two-year term (2018-2019) to represent the interests of the IEC in the sector of low voltage direct current (LVDC) and rural electrification. He is also Chair of the IEC Systems Committee on LVDC and LVDC for electricity access. He also represents India on the IEC Standardization Management Board of which he is a full member.
He is the President of Legrand-India, a subsidiary of the French multi-national Legrand, a role he assumed in 2010. He is on several committees of the Government of India, including of the Bureau of Indian Standards, where he chairs the committee for standards development and maintenance for low and high tension fuses.
IEEMA represents India’s electrical industry, including manufacturers of electrical, industrial electronics and allied equipment. It maintains a dialogue with the government of India and its departments, as well as with electric utilities, users, standardization bodies, educational institutions, research, development and testing agencies.