Lt. Col. Suresh Rege (Retd.)
Col. Suresh Rege (Retd.) founded Mailhem in 1995, and through his unyielding efforts, the company became a leading name in the field of high rate Biomethanation plants and renewable energy. Under his leadership, Mailhem successfully set up biogas plants at Tata International, Vijaywada Municipal Corporation, Nashik Municipal Corporation, and multiple SEZs all across India in less than a decade. Prior to Mailhem, he was a proud member of the Indian Army with a 2-decade service record handling manpower, finances, and liaisons. From 2007 to 2009, Lt. Col. Suresh led a successful stint with IL&FS Waste Management and Urban Services, Delhi (now part of IL&FS Environment) as CEO, increasing the commercial viability of a number of their compost plants. His experience in environmental waste management spans more than 25 years.
He is a key part of multiple committees formed by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, and regularly aids them with policy formation. Since 2014, he has led Mailhem Environment as its Executive Director where he is responsible for the execution, setting up, and management of biogas plants that enable waste to energy generation. Under his mentorship, the company received the Garbage Guru Award 2015 at India Today’s Safaigiri Awards & Summit 2015, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He has also been conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 by World CSR Congress for his work in the field of Solid Waste Management in India.