Senior Vice President - Strategy, Business Development and Non-Utility Operations, WGL Holdings, Inc. and Washington Gas
Gautam Chandra joined Washington Gas and WGL Holdings, Inc. in 2002. In his current role, he is responsible for overseeing corporate strategy and corporate business development including WGL's program of investing in emerging clean and efficient energy technology companies and assets. In addition, he oversees all of WGL's non-utility operating segments consisting of Retail Energy Marketing, Commercial Energy Systems, Wholesale Energy Solutions and Alternative Energy Investments.
Mr. Chandra brings broad strategy, general management and entrepreneurial expertise to WGL, acquired through senior management positions in the energy and manufacturing industries. Prior to joining Washington Gas, Mr. Chandra was founder and chief executive officer of Smartenergy, Inc. until its sale to Alliant Energy in 2001.
Mr. Chandra currently serves on the boards of American Solar Direct (a residential solar developer based in California, USA) and all the non-utility subsidiaries of WGL Holdings, Inc. He chairs the Advisory Council for the Smithsonian Institution Homespun initiative and sits on the Leadership Council for America Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE). Mr. Chandra is a member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), Leadership Greater Washington (LGW) and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG).
Mr. Chandra holds a Master of Business Administration from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
He resides in Virginia with his wife and three daughters and enjoys golf, travel, reading and is a private pilot.