Joe Basker

Industry Consultant (Power & Solar)

Mr. Joe Basker is a strategy consultant in a senior advisory role at SmartHead Consulting.

He brings over 27 years of proven and hands-on corporate consulting experience to his work at the firm, including key competencies in several areas of management like business strategy, design & development, planning, manufacturing, sales & marketing, business development, tendering, commercial, system integration, testing, installation, commissioning, vendor development, EPC, project management and service, among others.

He has in-depth domain knowledge in the field of Renewable energy especially Solar Energy. He has hands-on experience of installing various ground mounted MW level projects and many rooftop solar projects in India and across the globe. He was involved in the setting up of a green field manufacturing plant for Poly-crystalline solar modules in India. He was closely associated with a 180 MW Solar Cell Manufacturing plant and a fully automated 300 MW capacity Solar Module manufacturing Plant overseas. He has been actively involved in the Solar Asset Management, Life enhancement and O&M of various Solar power plants. He had implemented Remote Monitoring and control systems for Solar power plants and wind mills.

Prior to his consulting role at SmartHead, he has had a long career with the French multinational ALSTOM. Subsequently, he served Cooper Industries as Director of Cooper Power Systems and then as CEO of ICSA (India) Limited. He also has wide exposure in the power transmission and distribution industry.

His experience of working in a variety of national and multinational business environments spread across several countries and cultures adds a new dimension to SmartHead’s unique localization approach in an era of the global economy.

Joe is an Electrical and Electronics engineer and has done his Master in Engineering Business Management from University of Warwick, UK. He also has other advanced managerial qualifications, including a MBA degree and post graduate diplomas in personnel management, marketing management, financial management and management law.