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Electrical technology and solutions provider Emco Ltd has appointed Sanjay Bhatnagar, former head of Enron South Asia, as independent director on the board, the company has disclosed in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange on Tuesday.

Incorporated in 1964, Emco is into electrical technology and solutions in the transmission and distribution segment of the power sector. The company has five manufacturing plants across India.

Bhatnagar is currently serving as the chief executive officer of Water Health International, which provides decentralised water purification solutions and focuses on providing community water solutions to the undeserved population across the globe. He is also a non-executive director on the board of the infrastructure firm Punj Lloyd.

In January 2001, Bhatnagar had founded Thot Capital, a New York-based private equity firm. However, not much is known about the PE firm’s investments.

Prior to joining Water Health, he was the CEO of Enron Broadband Services for the Middle East and Asia, based in Singapore. He had also served as chairman and CEO of Enron South Asia. Earlier, Bhatnagar had worked with Schlumberger as an engineer and manager, and operated in several countries.

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