Wartsila’s Johansson wins Priyadarshni Award
Ole Johansson, President & CEO of Wartsila Corporation has been felicitated at Priyadarshni Academy’s 26th Anniversary Global Awards 2010 held in Mumbai, India. Mr. Johansson was awarded for his outstanding contribution to the development of sustainable energy infrastructure. The Award was given by the Hon. CM of Maharashtra.
Speaking on the occasion, he said, "I am deeply honoured to receive this prestigious award and be felicitated along with other distinguished personalities who have contributed immensely
to society. At Wartsila, our constant endeavour is to work towards sustainable energy infrastructure for power, to meet burgeoning demands. We are extremely committed towards developing environmentally-sound energy solutions while bearing our social and economic responsibilities. I am very thankful to Priyadarshni Academy for recognizing and supporting our efforts."
"We are committed towards sustainability and the growth of responsible business. Wartsila gives strong priority to developing and applying technologies that reduce the environmental impacts of its products and we are well positioned in India to share our international experience on the Peaking Power Plants with the stake holders over here.
This would open up new opportunities for investment in Indian power segment and at the same time it will benefit the nation to meet the aspirations of growth and in de-stressing the environment. Governments, companies and individual citizens all have the power to make choices that affect our common future. The simple truth is that wise power practices save money while helping protect the environment. At Wartsila, we are well prepared for this challenge!" he further
Other key industry awardees include Anil Kakodkar (Atomic Energy Commission) for ‘Outstanding Contribution in the field of Nuclear Technology’, AM Naik (Larsen & Toubro) – ‘Harish Mahindra Memorial Award for Contribution to Corporate Leadership’ and Yoshihiro Nishida (Yokohama India Centre Japan) for ‘Contribution to promotion of Indian Business and Culture Abroad’.
Priyadarshni Academy is a non-profit organisation engaged in socio-cultural and educational activities and has been holding the biennial award function since its inception in 1985. The awardees for 2010 were selected by the Global Awards Advisory Committee headed by Dr RA Mashelkar, former Scientific Advisor to the Prime Minister.