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American Electric Power names VP of regulatory services

Staff Writer | Columbus, Oh., USA | September 9, 2016
Raja SundararajanSeptember 9, 2016, Columbus, Oh., USA - American Electric Power has named Raja Sundararajan vice president, regulatory services, effective September 12, 2016.
Mr. Sundararajan is currently vice president - Transmission Asset Strategy and Policy for AEP.

Mr. Sundararajan has been vice president - Transmission Asset Strategy and Policy since March 2012, with responsibility for the oversight of all Regional Transmission Organization (RTO), FERC, and state regulatory and strategic matters related to AEP Transmission and AEP’s Transource projects.

He also formulated and advanced regulatory policies on behalf of AEP. In 2016, his responsibilities were expanded to include finance, siting and right-of-way for AEP’s transmission operations.

He previously was AEP’s managing director - Transmission Business Strategy, with responsibility for executing business plans for AEP Transcos and transmission joint ventures.

He also worked to develop, communicate and implement strategies and RTO policies for internal transmission assets and joint venture projects.

Mr. Sundararajan joined AEP in 2002 in Commercial Operations and has held management positions in Treasury and Corporate Finance, primarily responsible for oversight of debt and financing issues related to AEP and its operating companies.

He also was AEP’s managing director of Market Risk, overseeing financial risk and providing independent oversight to AEP Commercial Operations and AEP Energy Partners trading and marketing positions.

Mr. Sundararajan has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India.

He also has a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland, a master's degree in business administration (MBA) from the University of Michigan and he completed the Executive MBA program at the University of Virginia.

He is replacing Rich Munczinski, senior vice president - Regulatory Services, who is retiring in December 2016.