A web news report says that Guyana born Leonard “Lenny” Singh was last July appointed President of an electric company in Illinois, USA. He was also appointed Chair of the company’s board, a coveted position. Only a few West Indians have been appointed to lead American companies. He was schooled in Massachusetts and New York City.
Lenny Singh is chairman of the board and president of Ameren Illinois, an energy company. The company delivers electricity to more than 1.2 million electric customers and gas to more than 800,000 customers encompassing 1,200 communities across 43,700 square miles.
The company’s web page states: “Before joining Ameren Illinois, he served as senior vice president for Consolidated Edison Company of New York, leading a team of more than 400 employees responsible for distributed resource integration, technical innovation, infrastructure planning, energy efficiency, rate design strategy, electric vehicle initiatives, energy storage, implementation of the company’s smart meter program and a new customer information system.
During his more than 30 years at Con Edison, Singh served in a variety of roles across electric, natural gas and steam operations and shared services”.
The web page profile states that “Leonard Singh holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University in New York, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University in Upper Manhattan. He completed professional certificate programs on electric and natural gas distribution at the Siemens Power Technologies International Distribution Engineering and Gas Technology Institute. He has also completed executive education programs at Harvard, Georgetown, Cornell University ILR School, Dale Carnegie, American Management Association, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison”.
Singh immigrated from Guyana to New York in the 1980s, a period of time when Guyana’s economy shrank considerably and when there was a shortage of basic foods and all other goods. Hundreds of thousands of Guyanese left the country during the 1980s for greener pastures, so much so that more Guyanese live outside of than inside in Guyana. .
eren Corp. named Leonard “Lenny” Singh, an executive with more than 30 years of utility experience, as chairman and president of Ameren Illinois.
Singh succeeds Richard Mark, who is retiring from the role with the electric and natural gas delivery utility subsidiary.
Singh has extensive experience in both electric and natural gas operations. He most recently served as senior vice president for Consolidated Edison Co. of New York.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University, and a master of business administration degree from Columbia University.