Speakers at WSDS 2019

Mr. Rabhi AbdessalemPrinciple Programme Manager
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Prof. Krishna Achuta RaoAssociate Professor
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Mr. SMH AdilSimulation Specialist - Built Environments
GEED Simulations Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. O.P. AgarwalCEO
WRI India
Ms. Sangeeta AgarwalSenior Sector Specialist Natural Resource Management & Climate Adaptation
KfW
Mr. Ravi Kumar AggarwalPatron
All India Plastic Industries Association
Mr. Ankit AgrahariSenior Manager, Environment
Tata Steel Limited
Mr. Harpreet Singh AroraLead Urban Advisor
Department for International Development, British High Commission
Mr. Tiger AsterCEO
TORO WATT Corp. - Canada
Dr. S.D. AttriDeputy Director General
India Meteorological Department, Government of India
Dr. Aditya V. BahadurRegional Programme Development Manager
Action on Climate Today
Mr. Abhay BakreDirector General
Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Dr. Andrew BallingerResearch Scholar
NC State University / NOAA CICS-NC
Mr. Soumendra BanerjeeSenior Director
Honeywell
Ms. Shabnam BassiFellow
TERI
Dr. Anshu BharadwajExecutive Director
Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy
Mr. Saurabh BhardwajFellow and Area Convener
The Energy and Resources Institute
Dr. Bharat BhargavaEx- Director General
ONGC Energy Centre
Mr. Mohit BhargavaGeneral Manager
NTPC Limited
Mr Souvik BhattacharjyaFellow
TERI
Mr. Tanmay BishnoiHead - Standards and Research
Skill Council for Green Jobs
Dr. Pravesh BiyaniAssistant Professor
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology
Dr. Sylvia BorbonusGermany
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies
Dr. Sudipto ChakrabortyMaterial Leader
Honeywell
Mr. Kaushik ChandrasekharAssociate Fellow
TERI
Dr. Vaibhav ChaturvediResearch Fellow
Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
Dr. Ashish ChaturvediDirector, Climate Change, Environment Climate Change and Natural Resource Management
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Mr. Swayan ChaudhuriMission Director - AMRUT & Smart Cities Mission
Government of Goa
Mr. R.K. ChoubeyChief General Manager ( S D)
Gas Authority of India (GAIL)
Ms. Olivia ColdreyLead Finance Specialist
Sustainable Energy for All
Mr. Pradeepta Kumar DasTeacher
DAV Public School, Noamundi
Dr. Alekhya DattaFellow
TERI
Mr. Asif Khan DehlviFounder
Delhi Karavan
Mr. Augustin DelisleHead of Energy and Digital Division
AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT
Mr. Milind DeoreDirector
Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Mr. Nikhil DeshpandeSenior Vice President
Reliance Industries Limited
Mr. Shubhashis DeyProgram Manager Energy Efficiency
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation
Mr. Darshi (Sukhdarshan) DhaliwalCTO
TORO WATT Corp. - Canada
Mr. Saurabh DiddiDirector
Bureau of Energy Efficiency
Ms. Jenny DissenCorporate Relations and Partnerships
NOAA Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites / NC State University
Mr. Tareq EmtairahDirector Department of Energy
UNIDO
Mr. Nicolas FornageRegional Director
French Development Agency - AFD
Mr. Samujjal GangulyGeneral Manager
Exide industries limited
Mr. Dida GarderaAssistant Deputy Minister for Environment Conservation
Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs
Mr. Sudhir GargJoint Secretary (MSME)
Ministry of MSME
Mr. Sujoy GhoshCountry Head- India
First Solar Power India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Anirban GhoshCSO
Mahindra Group
Prof. Ashok GhoshChairman
Bihar State Pollution Control Board
Dr. Arunabha GhoshChief Executive Officer
Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
Ms. Bigsna GillFellow
TERI
Mr. Prashant GirbaneDirector General
Maharatta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (MCCIA)
Mr. Montty GiriannaDeputy Minister for Coordinating Energy Management, Natural Resources and environment
Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs
Mr. Abhishek GoyalDeputy General Manager
Tata Sons Pvt. Limited
Mr. Emmanuel GuerinInternational Group Coordinator
European Climate Foundation
Dr. Sumila GulyaniProgram Leader, Infrastructure and Sustainable Development
The World Bank
Mr. G K GuptaJoint Secretary
MNRE
Mr. Akash GuptaCEO
Mobycy
Dr. Gaurav GuptaNational Professional Officer
World Health Organization
Dr. Akhilesh GuptaAdviser/Scientist-G & Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO)
Department of Science & Technology
Dr. Vijay HabbuSenior VP
Reliance Industries Ltd
Mr. Mahesh HarhareChief Resilience Officer, Pune
100 Resilient Cities, pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation
Mr. Taj HassanSpecial Commissioner of Police - Traffic, Delhi
Delhi Traffic Police
Mr. Kebin HeDean, School of Environment
Tsinghua University
Mr. Anand IyerChief Project Manager
National Institute of Urban Affairs
Dr. A K JainAdditional Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change
Mr. Ashish JainDirector
Indian Pollution Control Association
Dr. Preeti Jain DasSenior Fellow
TERI
Mr. Labanya Prakash JenaManager - Climate Finance
Climate Policy Initiative (CPI)
Mr. Ashish JindalConsultant
EESL
Ms. Anu JogeshPolicy and Governance Lead
Acclimatise
Mr Shanmuganathan KAssociate Fellow
TERI
Mr. Aneesh KadyanExecutive Director - EFM & Property Management
CBRE South Asia Pvt Ltd
Ms. Livleen K KahlonAssociate Director,Environmental Education and Awareness Area
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Mr. Nils Ragnar KamsvågAmbassador
Royal Norwegian Embassy
Dr. T C KandpalProfessor
Centre for Energy Studies, IIT Delhi
Mr. R N KansaraProject Executive
Gujarat Energy Development Agency
Mr. Utsav KashyapSenior Manager (Environment & Forest)
Tata Steel Limited
Mr. Rajeev KathpaliaPartner
Vastu Shilp Foundatation
Ms. Daljeet KaurClimate and Environment Adviser
Department for International Development
Ms. Nanki KaurRegional Programme Manager, Adaptation and Resilience Building
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
Prof. Francis (Frank) KellyProfessor (PhD, FRSB, FKC, FMed Sci)
King's College London
Mr. Ashish KhannaMD & CEO
Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd
Mr. Edwin KoekkoekCounsellor, Energy and Climate Action
Delegation of the European Union to India
Mr. Pawanexh KohliCEO & Chief Advisor
NCCD
Dr. Mohan Lal KolheProfessor
University of Agder
Mr. Srinivas KrishnaswamyCEO
Vasudha Foundation
Dr. Somasundar KrothapalliAdviser/Sci-G
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Ms. Smita S KudarikarGeneral Manager (Energy Conservation)
Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA)
Mr. Neeraj KuldeepProgramme Associate
Council on Energy, Environment and Water
Dr. Ashwini KulkarniScientist F
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Mr. Vinod KumarPrincipal Executive Director - Safety
Railway Board
Dr. Ashvini KumarSenior Director
TERI
Mr. Amit KumarSenior Fellow and Senior Director
TERI
Dr. Satish KumarPresident and Executive Director
Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy
Dr. Sunil KumarGen. Manager
NABARD
Ms. Aanchal KumarEnergy Economist
EESL
Mr. Awadhesh Kumar JhaVice President – Charge & Drive and Sustainability
Fortum India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Paul LaidlerGeneral Manager
Power Roll
Dr. Bhure LalChairman
Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority
Ms. Babni LalEconomic Adviser
Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
Mr. Rajesh LalwaniFounder
Blogworks
Prof. Richard LampittProfessor Richard Lampitt
National Oceanography Centre
Mr. Peter LeviEnergy Analyst
International Energy Agency
Ms. Prima MadanLead Consultant- Energy Efficiency and Cooling, India Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
Mr. Toshizo MaedaDeputy Director of Kansai Research Centre
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Ms. Aditi MaheshwariSenior Operations Officer
IFC - International Finance Corporation
Dr. Prakash Chandra MaithaniAdviser
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Dr. Ramana Murthy V MallavarapuDirector
Ministry of Earth Sciences, National Centre for Coastal Research
Mr. Koyel MandalClimate Change Expert
IPE Global Ltd
Mr. Karan MangotraFellow
TERI
Dr. Piyush MathurCEO
Simpanetworks
Mr. Mihir MathurFounder Director
DESTA Research LLP
Ms. Chand Tulal MazumdarHead of Public Policy - India and South Asia
Uber India Systems Pvt Ltd
Mr. Doudou MbyeHead, Partnerships & Advocacy Branch, External Relations Division
UN-Habitat
Ms. Taru MehtaFellow
TERI
Mr. Klaus MilkeChairman
Steering Group of "Foundations20"
Mr. Manohar MiryalaAssistant General Manager
National Housing Bank
Mr. Shailesh Kumar MishraDirector
Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd.
Mr. Arun Kumar MishraDirector
National Smart Grid Mission
Mr. Ankan MitraHead Regulatory Affairs
Tata Steel Ltd
Mr. Shantanu MitraSenior Climate & Environment Adviser
DFID
Mr. Amit Kumar MittalTechnical Director
First Solar, India
Mr. Srinivasu MoturiSr. GM
Voltas Limited
Dr. Sajid MubashirScientist 'G'
Department of Science and Technology
Mr. Deb MukherjeeSenior Vice President
The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Ms. Neha MukhiSr. Climate Change Specialist
World Bank
Ms. Rashmi MuraliResearch Associate
TERI
Mr. Manish NarulaSenior Director-Business Development.
Jinko Solar, India
Mr. Dilip NigamAdvisor
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
Dr. Neha PahujaFellow
TERI
Dr. Prosanto PalSenior Fellow
TERI
Mr. David PalchakEngineer
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Mr. Debajit PalitDirector & Senior Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute
Dr. Suneel PandeySenior Fellow
TERI
Dr. Pradeep Chandra PantScientist-F, Director
MNRE
Dr. Ila PatnaikProfessor
National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
Mr. Carl PendragonCEO
SKYMINING
Mr. Girish PillaiMember Traffic
Railway Board
Ms. Khushbu PrajapatiExecutive
Tata Steel
Mr. Neeraj PrasadPractice Manager
World Bank
Mr. Ghanshyam PrasadChief Engineer
Ministry of Power
Mr. Dhruba PurkayasthaDirector
Climate Policy Initiative
Dr. VENKATA RAMANA PUTTIPROGRAM MANAGER
WORLD BANK
Mr. Rashmi R RDistinguished Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Change
The Energy and Resources Institute
Dr. Shruti Rai BhardwajAdditional Director
MoEF&CC, Government of India
Mr. V RamakrishnanDirector
Poseidon Solar
Mr. K RamanathanDistinguished Fellow
TERI
Mr. Abhishek RanjanAVP and Head Renewables & DSM
BSES Rajdhani Power Limited
Mr. Michael RantilPrincipal Advisor
Swedish Energy Agency
Mr. Gangadhara RaoSolar Consultant
Ananyavijaya Consultancy LLP
Mr. P Raghavendra RaoSecretary (Chemicals & Petrochemicals)
Ministry of Chemicals & Petrochemicals
Ms. Rajasree RayEconomic Adviser
Deaprtment of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India
Dr. Y B K ReddyDy. General Manager (PV)
Solar Energy Corporation of India Ltd.
Dr. Cornelius RheinPolicy Officer
European Commission - Directorate-General for Climate Action
Mr. Mohamed RidouaniHon'ble Mayor
City of Leuven
Mr. Vinay RustagiManaging Director
Bridge to India Energy Private Limited
Mr. B C SabataDirector
Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Combating Climate Change, Department of Environment, Govt. of NCT of Delhi
Dr. Karsten SachDirector-General
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Prof. R SaravananProfessor, R&AC Lab
Anna University
Dr. O S SastrySenior Advisor - Renewables
Maxop Engineering Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Santosh SatapathySr. Manager (Mine Planning), Sukinda Chromite Mine FAMD,
TATA Steel Ltd.
Mr. Pankaj Kumar SatijaChief Regulatory Affairs
Tata Steel Ltd.
Mr. Rabindra SatpathyDirector-Solar Business
Jakson Engineers Limited
Dr. Naresh SaxenaSecretary (Retired)
Planning Commission
Mr. A. K. SaxenaDirector, Electricity and Fuels Division
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Mr. Jake SchmidtDirector of International Program
NRDC
Mr. Sanjay SethSenior Director - Sustainable Buildings Division
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Mr. Girish SethiSenior Fellow
TERI
Mr. Hiren Pravin ShahSr Director
Delta Power Solutions
Ms. Clare ShakyaDirector
IIED
Dr. Sumit SharmaSenior Fellow
TERI
Dr. Jitendra Vir SharmaDirector
TERI
Dr. Chong ShimrayAssociate Professor
National Council of Educational Research and Training
Ms. Shabnam SiddiquiDirector
Global Compact Network India
Dr. D N SinghChief Technical Officer
Indo Solar limited
Mr. Charanjit SinghConsultant
Independent Consultant
Mr. Damandeep SinghDirector
CDP India
Mr. Ritesh Kumar SinghJoint Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
Mr. Vishwas SinghHead- Policy Advocacy
Super Highway Labs Pvt Ltd (Shuttl)
Mr. Amal SinhaCEO
BRPL
Ms. Vidya SoundarajanIndia Programme Head
Oxford Policy Management
Mr. Neil SpannManaging Director
Power Roll
Prof. Suresh Chandra SrivastavaProfessor, Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Kanpur
Mr. K N SubramaniamChief Executive Officer
Moser Baer Solar Limited
Mr. S SundarDistinguished Fellow, Transport & Urban Governance
TERI
Mr. Jigmet TakpaJoint Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India
Dr. Kentaro TamuraResearch Leader - Climate and Energy
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Mr. NC ThirumalaiPrincipal Research Scientist
Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy,
Mr. Ashish VaishnavCorporate Marketing Head
Thermax Ltd
Dr. Annapurna VancheswaranSenior Director
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Dr. Ruchi VarmaDalai Lama Fellow
LEAD Fellow
Mr. Sanjay VashistDirector
CANSA
Dr. Rahul WalawalkarPresident
India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA)
Dr. Archana WaliaDirector-India
CLASP
Dr. Kishore WankhadeSenior Consultant
SOFIES
Mr. Agus WibowoDeputy Director of Climate Change
Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs
Ms. Ailun YangDirector, Global Air Pollution
Environment Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Mr. Durwood ZaelkePresident
Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development
Dr. Alok AdholeyaProgramme Director
The Energy and Resources Institute
Mr. Tim Ash VieDirector
The Climate Group
Dr. Hemant Kumar BadolaAdvisor (Biodiversity, Climate Change & Green Think Tank Facilitator)
Hon'ble Chief Minister's Office, Government of Sikkim, India
Mr. Prabeer Kumar BasuFormer Union Agriculture and Cooperation Secretary
Government of India
Mr. Suman BeryNon-Resident Fellow
Bruegel
Ms. Preety BhandariDirector
Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division, Asian Development Bank
Mr. Michael BloombergFounder
Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies; 108th Mayor of New York City (via Video)
Mr. Tomasz ChruszczowHigh Level Climate Champion for Climate Action
Ministry of Environment, Poland
Mr. André Aranha Corrêa do LagoAmbassador of Brazil
Embassy of Brazil
Mr. Dipak DasguptaDistinguished Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
Mr. Harish DaveDeputy Managing Director
NABARD
Mr. Yvo De BoerPresident
The Gold Standard Foundation
Mr. Nitin DesaiChairman
TERI
Mr. Anthony EggertDirector
ClimateWorks Foundation
Dr. Prodipto GhoshDistinguished Fellow,
TERI
Mr. Rameshwar Prasad GuptaAdditional Secretary
NITI Aayog
Ms. Marianne HagenDeputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
Norway
Mr. Vidar HelgesenSpecial Envoy for the Ocean
The Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mr. Roland HwangManaging Director, Climate and Clean Energy Program
Natural Resources Defense Council
Dr. Sreenivasan JainManaging Editor
NDTV
Ms. Naina Lal KidwaiChairman
Advent International Private Equity, India Advisory Board
Dr. Rajiv KumarVice Chairman
NITI Aayog
Mr. Anand KumarSecretary
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
HE Ms. Chandrika Bandaranaike KumaratungaFormer President, Sri Lanka (1994-2005)
Member, World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid
Ms. Rachel KyteCEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll)
& Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for SEforAll (Via Video)
Dr. Rajeevan MSecretary to the Government of India
Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES)
Dr. Nandini MaheshwariHead, Business Development
Uber India
Mr. Ajai MalhotraDistinguished Fellow & Senior Advisor (Climate Change)
TERI
Dr. Ajay MathurDirector General
TERI
Dr. Arjun Ram MeghwalHon'ble Minister of State
Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation
Mr. Edward MillardDirector, Landscapes and Communities
Rainforest Alliance
Mr. C K MishraSecretary
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
Mr. K.K. MishraDirector
Ministry of Power, Government of India
Mr. Vineet MittalChairman
Avaada Group
Ms. Mohua MukherjeeProgram Ambassador
International Solar Alliance
Mr. Sudipta Kr. MukherjeeVice President and Plant Head
Haldia Energy Limited
Mr. Jaideep MukherjiCEO
Smart Power India
Mr. Ashwani MuthooDirector - Global Engagement & Multilateral Relations Division
International Fund for Agricultural Development - United Nations
Mr. David NelsonExecutive Director
Climate Policy Initiative
Ms. Annie NotthoffSenior Western Advocacy Director
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Mr. Jayant ParimalChief Executive Officer (Renewable)
Adani Green Energy Limited
Mr. Suresh PrabhuUnion Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation
Government of India
Mr. Shri PrakashDistinguished Fellow, Transport & Urban Governance
TERI
Mr. Manjeev Singh PuriAmbassador of India to Nepal
Ministry of External Affairs
Mr. Hardeep Singh PuriMinister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs , Government of India
Mr. John RoomeSenior Director, Climate Change
The World Bank
Prof. Jeffrey SachsDirector, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network
Columbia University
Mr. Ajay ShankarDistinguished Fellow, TERI
Former Secretary, DIPP, GoI
Dr. Leena SrivastavaVice Chancellor
TERI School of Advanced Studies
Prof. Lord Nicholas SternIG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, Co-Director of the India Observatory
Chair - Grantham Research Institute, LSE
Ms. Rhea SuhPresident
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
Dr. V. SumantranChairman
Celeris Technologies
Prof. Geetam TiwariTRIPP Chair Professor
Department of Civil Engineering, IIT Delhi
Dr. Laurence TubianaCEO
European Climate Foundation
HE Mr. Cassam UteemFormer President, Mauritius (1992-2002)
Member, World Leadership Alliance-Club de Madrid
Mr. Martin WrightChair
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