Shri Ajoy Mehta took over as Managing Director of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd. (MSEDCL) on February 02, 2009. Earlier, he was Managing Director of Maharashtra State Electricity Generation Company Ltd (MAHAGENCO).
During his tenure at MAHAGENCO he initiated a massive power generation capacity expansion programme in Maharashtra which has today resulted in MAHAGENCO executing projects totalling 3000 MW of thermal capacity.
Shri Mehta holds a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering degree from the Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, and an M.B.A (Finance) from the U.K. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1984 as the Collector of Ahmednagar District. Later, in the year 1992-93, he served as the Municipal Commissioner of Nashik where he organized the smooth running of the Kumbhmela. He also served as Joint Commissioner of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation and as Director of Horticulture, Government of India.