Speakers at WSDS 2020

Ms. Neha

Fellow, Environment Education and Awareness Area
TERI

Dr. O P Agarwal

India Country Director
World Resources Institute

Mr. Rajiv Agarwal

Head of Public Policy for Uber India and South Asia
Uber

Mr. Rainer Agster

Director of Operations
SEED

Mr. Kengo Akamine

Senior Representative
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) India

Mr. Atul Arya

HEAD-ENERGY SYSTEM DIVISION
PANASONIC INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

Mr. A K Asthana

Senior Technical Spcialist
GIZ

HE Mr. Ugo Astuto

Ambassador of the European Union to India
Delegation of the European Union to India

Dr. Chandrasekhar Atla

Principal Engineer
PRDC

Dr. Hemant Kumar Badola

Former Advisor to Chief Minister, Govt of Sikkim on Biodiversity, Climate Change & Green Think Tank Facilitator, and Ex Scientist G
Freelance Expert (Biodiversity Conservation & Climate Change)

Mr. Abhay Bakre

Director General
Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Dr. Malini Balakrishnan

Senior Fellow
TERI

Mr. Anirban Banerjee

Teacher
Tata DAV Public School

Mr. Pankaj Bhatia

Deputy Director
WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE

Dr. J R Bhatt

Scientist G
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC)

Ms. Poonam Bir Kasturi

Founder
Daily Dump

Mr. Soumik Biswas

SENIOR CONSULTANT
OXFORD POLICY MANAGEMENT LIMITED

Dr. Siva Prasad Bitragunta

Scientist
Environment Protection Training and Research Institute (EPTRI)

Mr. Shuvendu Bose

Senior Energy Specialist
International Finance Corporation

Mr. Kundan Burnwal

Technical Advisor
GIZ

Mr. Subrata Chakrabarty

Manager, Climate,
WRI India

Mr. Subhash Chandra

IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest
Goa Forest Department

Dr. Ashish Chaturvedi

Director - Climate Adaptation & Climate Finance
GIZ

Ms. Marylaure Crettaz Corredor

Head of Swiss Cooperation office
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Mr. Mukesh Dadhich

Asstt VP
BSES Yamuna Power Ltd

Mr. Rajib Das

DGM
CESC Ltd.

Dr. Ganesh Das

Chief Operating Officer
TPDDL

Mr. Pradeepta Kumar Das

Teacher
Tata DAV Public School

Mr. Debajit Das

National Project Coordinator
UNIDO

Mr. R K Das

IFS, Chief Conservator of Forests (SFM)
Assam Forest Department

Mr. Milind Deore

Director
Bureau of Energy Efficiency

Dr. David Easterling

Speaker
NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Information

Mr. Joerg Gaebler

Principal Advisor
GIZ

Mr. Karthik Ganesan

Research Fellow
Council of Energy, Environment and Water

Dr. Rajiv Garg

IFS, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest and Head of Forest Force
Uttar Pradesh Forest Department

Dr. Prodipto Ghosh

Distinguished Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Prof. Ashok Ghosh

Chairman
Bihar State Pollution Control Board

Mr. Debdas Goswami

Senior Adivsor
International Copper Association

Mr. Will Hall

Associate Fellow
TERI

Ms. Aimi Iseda

Representative
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) India

Mr. Amit Jain

Senior Energy Specialist
The World Bank Group

Mr. Poul V. Jensen

Managing Director
European Business and Technology Centre

Mr. Jeevan Kumar Jethani

Director
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Dr. Livleen Kaur Kahlon

Associate Director,Environmental Education and Awareness Area
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Mr. Saba Kalam

Programme Officer
United Nations Development Programme

Mr. Ajay Kaundal

HOG (DSM)
Tata Power DDL

Ms. Ulka Kelkar

Director, Climate program
WRI India

Ms. Mani Khurana

Senior Energy Specialist
World Bank Group

Mr. Manoj Kohli

Country Head
SoftBank India

Mr. Satyendra Kumar

Deputy Secretary
Ministry of Environment and Foreset

Mr. P R Kumar

CEO
BSES Yamuna Power Limited Delhi

Prof. Kenneth Kunkel

Lead Scientist for Asssessments
North Carolina State University

Ms. Mathsy Kutty

Regional Manager - Green Initiatives
Infosys Limited

Dr. Amit Love

Scientist 'D' / Joint Director , Ozone Cell
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), GoI

Dr. Prabhakar Mathyam

Principal Scientist
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)

Dr. Thomas Daniel Mattee

Senior Science Consultant for Environemnt
Vital Strategies

Dr. Nils May

Senior Economist
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)

Dr. Nisha Mendiratta

Adviser and Scientist 'G'
Department of Science and Technology (DST)

Mr. Vijay Menghani

Chief Engineer
Central Electricity Authority , Ministry of Power

Ms. Geeta Menon

Joint Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEFCC), GoI

Ms. Manju Menon

Country Manager- ACRA
ACRA

Mr. Vineet Mittal

Chairman
AVAADA Group

Mr. Deb A Mukherjee

President Designate
BCC&I and MD Cenergist Energy Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Adarsh Nagarajan

Principal Scientist
National Renewable Energy Lab

Mr. Dr. Anindya Narayan Biswas

Commisioner
Dpt. Of Power , GoWB

Mr. Arvind Kumar Nautiyal

Joint Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

Mr. Sambit Nayak

Mitigation Specialist- Asia Pacific
Climate Technology Centre & Network

Mr. Pradyumna Kumar Padhi

Coordinating Teacher
Mount Litera Zee School

Dr. Jyoti Prasad Painuly

Sr. Researcher
UNEP DTU Partnership, DTU

Dr. Ravinder Palakurthy

Assistant Professor
Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Combating Climate Change

Mr. Laghu Parashar

Senior Technical Advisor
GIZ

Mr. S P S Parihar

Chairman
Central Pollution Control Board

Mr. Shrashtant Patara

Senior Vice President
Development Alternatives

Ms. Dana Purcarescu

Chargée d'affaires A.I.
Embassy of France in India

Mr. Dhruba Purkayastha

Director for US India Clean Energy Finance Facility (USICEF)
Climate Policy Initiative’s (CPI)

Dr. Venkata Ramana Putti

Program Manager
World Bank Group

Mr. Abhishek R Rajan

Additional Vice President and Head Renewable, DSM & EE and Energy Analytics
BSES Rajdhani Power Limited

Mr. Ajay Raghava

Joint Director (CC)
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Mr. Vasudevan Rangarajan

Vice President and Corporate Lead - Delhi
Edelman India

Dr. M. Sudheendra Rao

Chairman
Karnataka State Pollution control Board

Mr. K. N. Rao

Director - Energy, Environment & Sustainability
ACC Limited

Mr. Vaibhav Rathi

Technical Advisor-Climate Change
GIZ

Dr. Vijeta Rattani

Technical Expert
GIZ

Ms. Rajasree Ray

Economic Adviser
Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance

Dr. Y B Reddy

Addl. General Manager (PV)
SECI

Ms. Harshitha S Kumar

Head Micro Grid & Energy Storage
L&T Construction

Dr. O S Sastry

Chief Technical Officer
Maxop Research & Testing Institute Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Pankaj Kumar Satija

Chief- Regulatory Affairs
Tata Steel Limited

Ms. Rixa Schwarz

Team Leader International Climate Policy
Germanwatch e.V.

Mr. Amitava Sen

Assistant Vice President (Sustainability & Clean Technology)
Wbsedcl

Mr. Shwetal Shah

Technical Advisor
Gujarat Climate Change Department

Ms. Aditi Shah

Director
Aditi Aircoditioning Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. J V Sharma

Director - Forestry & Biodiversity Division, TERI
India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

Ms. Disha Sharma

Energy Efficiency Analyst- India
International Energy Agency

Dr. Anand Shukla

Senior Thematic Advisor - Energy Climate Change and Development Division
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Mr. Vikas Singh

CTO
Hero Youon Private Limited (Hexi)

Mr. Devesh Singh

Chief Risk Officer
PTC India Financial Services

Mr. Damandeep Singh

Director
CDP India

Mr. Mudit Kumar Singh

Principal Chief Conservator of Forest & Head of Forest Force Chhattisgarh and Nodal Officer
Chhattisgarh State Centre for Climate Change

Ms. Tamiksha Singh

Associate Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Mr. Jarnail Singh

Deputy Director
MacArthur Foundation

Mr. Amal Sinha

Chief Executive Officer
BSES Rajdhani Power Limited

Dr. Preeti Soni

Chief-Climate Change, Resilience & Energy
United Nations Development Programme

Mr. Neil Spann

Managing Director
Power Roll

Mr. Ganesh Srinivasan

Chief Executive Officer
Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited

Dr. SC Srivastava

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering
Department of Electrical Engineering,IIT, Kanpur

Mr. Bimal Tandon

Director Engineering - India & Standards/Regulations South Asia
Carrier Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Limited

Mr. Lokendra Thakkar

General Manager and Coordinator
State Knowledge Management Center on Climate Change

Mr. Vinod Kumar Tiwari

Teacher
Tata DAV Public School

Prof. Geetam Tiwari

Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

Prof. Sachchida Nand Tripathi

professor
Indian Institute of Technology

Mr. Aditya Trivedi

Director - Business Development (India)
AES Corporation

Ms. B V Umadevi

IFS, Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forest
Chhattisgarh Forest Department

Ms. Ruchi Varma

Founder & CEO
HUMANQIND

Mr. Subhash Chandra Vashishth

Director
Svayam- Global Centre for Inclusive Environments

Mr. Ravi Verma

Head-Strategic Affairs & Policy
AVAADA Group

Dr. Kalpana Viswanath

CEO
Safetipin

Dr. Henning Wuester

Director
Initiative for Climate Action Transparency

Mr. Jitendra Yadav

Founder & CEO
Aikya Organics

Mr. Yuki Yoshida

Second Secretary (Environment)
Embassy of Japan in India

Mr. Chinmaya Kumar Acharya

Chief Executive Officer (Interim)
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Mr. Dan Alluf

Counsellor- International Cooperation
Embassy of Israel

Dr. Surendra Babu

Deputy General Manager
NABARD

Mr. Atul Bagai

Country Head
United Nations Environment Programme

Mr. Deepak Bagla

Managing Director & CEO
Invest India

Dr. Siddarthan Balasubramania

Senior Adviser- Strategy
ClimateWorks Foundation

Ms. Frances Beinecke

President Emerita
Natural Resources Defense Council

Mr. Suman K Bery

Non-Resident Fellow
Bruegel

Mr. Rajeev Chaba

President & Managing Director
MG Motors

Mr. Swayandipta Pal Chaudhuri

Managing Director & CEO
Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited

Mr. Raj Chengappa

Group Editorial Director- Publishing
India Today Group

Mr. Manish Chourasia

Managing Director
Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd

Ms. Brigitte Collet

French Ambassador for Climate Change Negotiations, Renewable Energy and Prevention of Climate Risk
Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France

Mr. Dipak Dasgupta

Distinguished Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Mr. Chandrashekhar Dasgupta

Member, Governing Board
Centre for Policy Research

Mr. Ashvin Dayal

Senior Vice President, Power Initiative
The Rockefeller Foundation

Mr. Yvo de Boer

Advisor and Consultant
International Environmental Policy and Former Executive Secretary, UNFCCC

HE Mr. Vincenzo de Luca

Ambassador of Italy to India
Embassy of Italy

Mr. Nitin Desai

Chairman
TERI

HE Mr. Hans Jacob Frydenlund

Ambassador
Royal Norwegian Embassy

Prof. Kelly Gallagher

Professor Energy and Environmental Policy and Director, Climate Policy Lab
The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Mr. Vijay Gavarraju

Program Manager- US India Clean Energy Finance
Climate Policy Initiative

Dr. Arunabha Ghosh

CEO
COUNCIL ON ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND WATER

Prof. Sadhan Ghosh

Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology & Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Jadavpur University

Mr. Sohinder Gill

CEO- Global Business
Hero Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd

Dr. Vikram Gulati

Country Head & Sr. Vice President
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Rajat Gupta

Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Dr. Adonai Herrera-Martinez

Director, Environmental Funds
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Mr. Parameswaran Iyer

Secretary to the Government of India
Ministry of Jal Shakti, Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation

Ms. Anjali Jaiswal

Senior Director, India, International Program
Natural Resources Defense Council

Dr. Rajiv Kumar

Vice Chairman
NITI Aayog

Mr. Anand Kumar

Secretary
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India

Dr. Rajeevan Madhavan Nair

Secretary to the Government of India
Ministry of Earth Sciences

Mr. Ajai Malhotra

Distinguished Fellow & Sr. Advisor (Climate Change)
TERI

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Director General
TERI

HE Mr. Patrick Medecin

Ambassador
Embassy of Monaco in India

Mr. Vikash Mishra

Head, External Relations
Lithium Urban Technology

Mr. Sanjay Mitra

Professor of Practice
IIT Delhi

Dr. Måns Nilsson

Executive Director
Stockholm Environment Institute

Ms. Shoko Noda

Resident Representative
United Nations Development Programme

Mr. Ratan P. Watal

Member Secretary
Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister

Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Minister of Steel
Government of India

Mr. Nitin Prasad

Chairman
Shell Companies

Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri

Former Ambassador
Embassy of India, Nepal

Dr. Jairam Ramesh

Member of Parliament
Rajya Sabha

Mr. Rajani Ranjan Rashmi

Distinguished Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Mr. John Roome

Regional Director for Sustainable Development
World Bank Office

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs

University Professor
Columbia University

Dr. S K Sarkar

Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director
TERI

Mr. Jake Schmidt

Managing Director, International Program
Natural Resources Defense Council

Mr. Suvojoy Sengupta

Partner
McKinsey & Company

Mr. Jasmine Shah

Vice Chairperson
Dialogue and Development Commission, Delhi Government

Mr. Ajay Shankar

Distinguished Fellow and Former Secretary, DIPP, GoI
The Energy and Resources Institute

Ms. Priya Shankar

India Director, Environment Program
Bloomberg Philanthropies

Mr. Ashwin Shroff

Executive Chairman
Excel Industries Limited

Mr. Gurdeep Singh

Chairman & Managing Director
NTPC Limited

Mr. Jayant Sinha

Chairperson of the Standing Committee
For Finance and the BJP Lok Sabha

Prof. Nicholas Stern

Professor of Economics & Government; Chair, Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
London School of Economics & Political Science

Mr. Vivek Subramanian

Co-Founder & Executive Director
Fourth Partner Energy

Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi

President
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Mr. Cherian Thomas

Regional Leader, South Asia & Pacific and National Director, India
World Vision

Mr. Sameer Tirkar

Principal - Asia Pacific
ResponsAbility Investments

Mr. David Turk

Head of the Strategic Initiatives Office
International Energy Agency (IEA)

Lord Adair Turner

Chair
Energy Transitions Commission

Dr. Haraprasad Vaddiparthi

Advisor (Projects)
South East Constructions Company Pvt Ltd

Dr. Annapurna Vancheswaran

Senior Director
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Mr. Divyang Waghela

Head – Tata Water Mission (TWM)
Tata Trusts

Mr. Martin Wright

Chair
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