Executive Vice President – Strategy and Customer Solutions
Raja Sundararajan is Executive Vice President of Strategy and Customer Solutions at Alliant Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: LNT). Raja joined the company in 2023, following his role as Executive Vice President of External Affairs at American Electric Power.
In his role at Alliant Energy, Raja is responsible for the continued development of the corporate strategy, advancing the company’s Clean Energy Blueprint and creating customer solutions. He partners across the enterprise to maximize technology investments and work with operational leadership to drive growth.
Additionally, he leads government affairs, renewables and business development, product offerings, marketing, communications and supply chain functions.
Raja brings nearly two decades of diverse experience in the energy industry. While at American Electric Power, he held positions in Corporate Finance, Investor Relations and Market Risk. He later assumed roles as Vice President of Transmission Strategy and Vice President of Regulatory Services. In 2019, he was promoted to President and COO of American Electric Power Ohio, and in 2021, he took on the role of Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Customer Solutions.
Prior to joining Alliant Energy, Raja served as the Executive Vice President of External Affairs.
Raja previously worked as a Senior Product Engineer for General Motors. His technical background and successful track record in leadership across various roles provide him a unique ability to integrate regulatory, resource development, customer and external affairs initiatives. This enables the company to develop flexible solutions for customers in today’s ever-changing energy landscape.
Throughout his career, Raja has partnered to make a difference for local communities, especially those facing economic challenges. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards, including the United Way of Central Ohio, Columbus Zoo and Central Ohio Transit Authority.
Raja earned his Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from the India Institute of Technology, and his master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland. He also holds an MBA from the University of Michigan.
2023 – Present Executive Vice President – Strategy and Customer Solutions, Alliant Energy
2022 – Executive Vice President – External Affairs, American Electric Power
2021 – 2022 Senior Vice President – Regulatory and Customer Solutions, American Electric Power
2019 – 2021 President and COO, American Electric Power
2016 – 2018 Vice President – Regulatory Services, American Electric Power
2010 – 2016 Vice President – Transmission Strategy and Siting, American Electric Power and Managing Director – Transmission Asset Strategy and Policy, American Electric Power
2007 – 2010 Managing Director – Market Risk, American Electric Power
2004 – 2007 Manager – Corporate Finance, American Electric Power
2002 – 2004 Senior Associate – Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, American Electric Power
1998 – 2000 Senior Product Engineer, General Motors Corp.