Keynote Speaker

Tony Thomas

Mr. Mustafa Wajid

Meher Group

Mustafa Wajid stumbled into an entrepreneurial career in 1977 at age 16 when he designed & manufactured his first power capacitor, in Bangalore, India. This was the business inception point for a small start-up company “MEHER Capacitors”. Prior to this he attended Bishop Cotton Boys' School, followed by the then Christ College & graduated with Distinction as an Electrical Engineer in 1984, from UVCE while developing new capacitor technologies, products & contributing to growing the company. He thus went on to build and lead the team at MEHER, with active support & guidance from his family, enabling its Power Quality Components & Systems businesses to achieve technical recognition, customer appreciation across geographies and clear domain leadership status. In 2009-10, SCHNEIDER Electric, then a US$ 20 billion global MNC, acquired this business. ( As Managing Director & CEO of the MEHER Group ( he now guides “Team MEHER” in its growth transformation via businesses across the power engineering, e-mobility & digital domains in addition to strengthening the MEHER Care Foundation. He actively supports & mentors a variety of start-ups that have a high transformation potential. He continues to be actively involved in key policy making initiatives, international professional societies, industry bodies & academia