Speakers at WSDS 2021


Mr. Sreenivasulu

Member Secretary
Karnataka State Pollution Control Board

Dr. Neville A Mehta

Chief Executive Officer
Mumbai First

Mr. Dinesh Kumar A N

Joint Director(i/c)
Energy Management Centre - Kerala

Ms. Mary Abraham

Fellow
TERI

Mr. Abhishek Acharya

Director
Ministry of Finance , Department of Economic Affairs

Ms. Parul Agarwala

Country Programme Manager
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Mr. Rainer Agster

Director of Operations at SEED & Executive Board Member at adelphi, Germany
SEED (by adelphi, Germany)

Mr. Rohit Anand

Director Infrastructure, South Asia
CDC Group Plc

Mr. Harpreet Arora

Urban Advisor
FCDO British High Commission

Ms. Seema Arora

Deputy Director General
Confederation of Indian Industry

Mr. Ugo Astuto

Ambassador
Delegation of European Union to India

Mr. Thiagarajan B

Managing Director
Blue Star Limited

Dr. Surendra Babu

Deputy General Manager
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

Mr. Arvinder Bakshi

Ex Chairman
CEA

Ms. Juhi Bansal

Project Associate
The Energy and Resources Institute

Ms. Tosca Barucco

Italian MFA Special Envoy for COP26
Italian Ministry for international cooperation

Ms. Glynda Bathan

Deputy Executive Director
Clean Air Asia

Ms. Frances Beinecke

President Emerita
Natural Resources Defense Council

Mr. Jitendra Bhambure

Advisor, Technology in Blue Star
Blue Star

Ms. Preety Bhandari

Chief of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Thematic Group concurrently Director, SDCD
Asian Development Bank

Dr. Girija Bharat

Director
Mu Gamma Consultants Pvt Ltd.

Mr. Saurabh Bhardwaj

Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Mr. Souvik Bhattacharjya

Associated Director
The Energy and Resources Institute

Dr. Fatih Birol

Executive Director
International Energy Agency

Mr. Arvind Bodhankar

Joint Executive President & Chief Sustainability Officer
Ultratech Cement

Dr. Sekhar Bonu

Director General
Development Monitoring and Evaluation Office

Dr. Michael Bucki

Counsellor, Head of Section
Delegation of the European Union to India

Dr. Ravishankar C N

Director
ICAR-CIFT

Ms. Sakshi Chadha Dasgupta

Senior technical advisor
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

Dr. Paromita Chakraborty

Research Associate Professor
SRM Institute of Science and Technology

Mr. Vivek Chandran

Associate Director Transport
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Ms. Archana Khanna Chhabra

Teacher
Puranchandra Vidyaniketan

Ms. Joanna Cymbalista

Quality and Sustainability Compliance Manager
IKEA Services India Pvt Ltd., Purchasing & Logistics Area South Asia

Mr. Debendra Dalai

Director
Department of Environment, Chandigarh Administration

Mr. Anish De

Partner and National Head - Energy & Natural Resources
KPMG in India

Mr. Vincenzo De Luca

Ambassador of Italy
Embassy of Italy

Dr. Jonathan Demenge

Head
SDC

Ms. Jane Dennett Thorpe

Deputy Director for Decarbonisation & Energy Transition
OfGem

Ms. Rupali Deshmukh

Senior Coordinator, Business Development and Marketing,
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute

Mr. Vivek Kumar Dewangan

Additional Secretary (Thermal Transmission & I/C)
Ministry of Power, Government of India

Mr. Hans-Peter Egler

Director Public Sector / Sustainable Infrastructure
South Pole Company

Mr. Hans Enggrob

CEO and Partner
Enggrob & Singh Pvt. Ltd.

Ms. Susan Ferguson

Representative
UN Women India

Mr. Chirag Gajjar

Head Subnational Climate Action
WRI India

Ms. Aditi Garg

Chief Executive Officer
Indore Smart City Development Limited

Dr. Prashant Gargava

Member Secretary
CPCB

Ms. Rana Ghoneim

Chief, Energy Systems and Infrastructure Division
UNIDO

Dr. Ashok Ghosh

Chairman
Bihar State Pollution Control Board

Dr. Arunabha Ghosh

Chief Executive Officer
Council on Energy Environment and Water

Mr. Anirban Ghosh

Chief Sustainability Officer
Mahindra Group

Dr. Nallamuthu Godhantaraman

Head
University of Madras

Dr. Anju Goel

Fellow
TERI

Mr. Tim Gould

Head of Division
International Energy Agency

Dr. Mini Govindan

Fellow
TERI

Prof. R Guleria

Director
AIIMS

Ms. Ruchi Gupta

Research Associate
TERI

Mr. Vikrant Gupta

Sr Executive Editor (Sports)
TV today Network (Aaj Tak/India today)

Mr. Praveen Gupta

Chief Engineer
Central Electricity Authority

Mr. Uday Gupta

Managing Director
Adhunik Metaliks Ltd

Dr. Vijay Habbu

Adjunct Professor
Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai

Mr. Will Hall

Builidings and Industry Lead
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Dr. Laurel Harmon

Vice President (Government Affairs)
LanzaTech

Ms. Rhiannon Harries

Deputy Trade Commissioner, South Asia
Department for International Trade

Dr. Sebastian Helgenberger

COBENEFITS Project Director
Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies

Mr. Benjamin Hickman

Advisor
UNEP

Ms. Sriparna Iyer

Key Expert, EU-India Urban Partnership Support Project
IPE Global Limited

Mr. Dinesh Jagdale

Joint Secretary
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India

Mr. Anil Kumar Jain

Secretary (Coal)
Ministry of Coal

Dr. K S Jayachandran

Member Secretary
Delhi Pollution Control Committee

Mr. Iyad Kheirbek

Program Director
C40 Cities

Mr. Jasmeet Khurana

Manager, REmobility
World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Ms. Kathrin Kirsch

Enterprise Support Advisor
SEED

Mr. Edwin Koekkoek

Counsellor on Energy and Climate Action
Delegation of the European Union to India

Mr. Jules Kortenhorst

Chief Executive Officer
Rocky Mountain Institute

Mr. Neeraj Kuldeep

Programme Lead
Council on Energy, Environment and Water

Prof. Archana Kumar

Associate Professor
Lady Irwin College

Mr. S. Suresh Kumar

Additional Chief Secretary
Department of Power, Government of West Bengal

Dr. Satish Kumar

President and Executive Director
Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy

Mr. Amit Kumar

Senior Director, Social Transformation & Knowledge Management
TERI

Mr. Emani Kumar

Deputy Secretary General
ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability

Dr. Ashvini Kumar

Senior Director
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Prof. Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Professor, Resource & Development Program, Crawford School of Public Policy
Australian National University

Ms. Dina Lanzi

Head - Technical Business Unit Hydrogen
SNAM

Mr. Ashok Lavasa

Vice-President
Asian Development Bank

Ms. Christine Lins

Executive Director
GWNET - Global Women's Network for the Energy Transition

Prof. Atmanand M A

Visiting Faculty
Indian Institute of Technology

Mr. Ajai Malhotra

Distinguished Fellow & Senior Adviser (Climate Change)
The Energy & Resources Institute

Mr. Christophe Manet

Charge d'affaires a.i.
Delegation of the European Union to India

Dr. Ritu Mathur

Director and Senior Fellow
TERI

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Director General
TERI

Ms. Anshika Maurya

Student
City Montessori School, Aliganj

Mr. Jayant Moreshver Mauskar

Advisor
Observer Research Foundation (ORF)

Mr. Gavin McGillivray

Development Director
British High Commission

Ms. Katie McGinty

VP & Chief Sustainability, Government and Regulatory Affairs Officer
JCI

Mr. Bhadresh Mehta

Director - SLDC
Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Ltd

Ms. Taru Mehta

Fellow & Area Convenor
TERI

Dr. María Mendiluce

CEO
We Mean Business coalition

Dr. Nisha Mendiratta

Scientist G
Department of Science & Technology

Ms. Geeta Menon

Joint Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Dr. Gokce Mete

Evidence Lead, Leadership Group for the Industry Transition
Stockholm Environment Institute

Mr. Sanjay Mitra

Distinguished Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Mr. R K Mittal

Chief General Manager, Sustainability Department
GAIL (India) Limited

Mr. Michel Mouchiroud

Coordinator
European Union - Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) for Asia and Pacific

Mr. Atul Mudaliar

Head of Business Actions, India
Climate Group

Ms. Debashree Mukherjee

Additional Secretary
Ministry of Jal Shakti

Mr. Arupendra Nath Mullick

Vice President, TERI Council for Business Sustainability
The Energy & Resources Institute

Ms. Rashmi Murali

Associate Fellow
TERI

Dr. Tejaswi S. Naik

MD
MP Jal Nigam Maryadit

Ms. Vaishali Nandan

Head of Projects
GIZ GmbH

Ms. Jasmine Kaur Narang

Student
Panjab University, Chandigarh

Dr. Sujatha Narayan

Regional Vice President
Wabtec Corporation India

Ms. Shloka Nath

Head- Sustainability; Acting Director
Tata Trusts; India Climate Collaborative

Dr. Shailesh Nayak

Director
National Institute of Advanced Studies

Mr. Narinder Nayar

Chairman
Mumbai First

Dr. Måns Nilsson

Executive Director
Stockholm Environment Institute

Mr. Ken O'Flaherty

COP26 Regional Ambassador for Asia/ Pacific and South Asia
UK Government

Ms. Neha Pahuja

Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Ms. Alexandra Palt

Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer
L'Oréal

Mr. Shankar A Pande

Director
Bankers Institute of Rural Development

Dr. Suneel Pandey

Director
TERI

Mr. Banchhanidhi Pani Pani

Municipal Commissioner
Surat

Mr. Harsh vardhan Pant

Consultant
RAMA

Ms. Janhavi Parab

Deputy General Manager- Sustainability
Mahindra Lifespace Developers Limited

Mr. Sarabjeet Parmar

Executive Director
National Maritime Foundation (NMF)

Ms. Marilene Pavan

Researcher
Lanzatech

Mr. Kaustubh Phadke

General Manager
GCCA India

Dr. Janez Potočnik

Co-chair of the UNEP International Resource Panel, former European Commissioner for R&D and Environment, Partner SYSTEMIQ
UNEP International Resource Panel

Mr. Rudhi Pradhan

Senior Energy Specialist
ICF

Dr. Sunita Purushottam

Head of Sustainability
Mahindra Lifespaces

Ms. Kamilla Kristensen Rai

Counsellor
Delegation of the European Union to India

Ms. Aishwarya Raj

Research Associate
TERI

Dr. Umamaheshwaran Rajasekar

Chair, Urban Resilience
National Institute of Urban Affairs

Mr. Rajani Ranjan Rashmi

Distinguished Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Mr. B N Reddy

Joint Secretary
Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Mr. Sandeep Roy Choudhury

Director
VNV Advisory Services

Dr. Shalini Sarin

Co Founder & Executive Director
Elektromobilitat

Dr. Syamal Sarkar

Distinguished Fellow & Senior Director
TERI

Mr. Naman Sawhney

Student
City Montessori School, Lucknow

Dr. Praveen Saxena

Chief Executive officer
Skill Council for Green Jobs

Mr. A K Saxena

Senior Director
The Energy and Resources Institute

Ms. Astrid Schomaker

Director
European Commission DG Environment

Ms. Moutushi Sengupta

Director India Office
Macarthur Foundation

Mr. Sanjay Seth

Senior Director- Sustainable Habitat Programme
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Mr. Girish Sethi

Senior Director-Energy Program
TERI

Mr. Jagan Shah

Senior Infrastructure Adviser
FCDO

Mr. Ajay Shankar

Distinguished Fellow
TERI

Prof. Arun Sharma

Professor
UCMS

Dr. Sumit Sharma

Director
TERI

Ms. Madhulika Sharma

Chief Corporate Sustainability
Tata Steel Limited

Ms. Richa Sharma

Joint Secretary
MOEFCC

Dr. Manish Kumar Shrivastava

Assistant Professor
TERI School of Advanced Studies

Mr. Lennart Silvis

Global Director Water for Industry
Royal HaskoningDHV

Mr. Siddharth Singh

Lead India Analyst and Coordinator
International Energy Agency

Mr. Santosh Singh

Director, Clean Energy, Climate Change and Agriculture
Intellecap Advisory Services Private Ltd.

Mr. Manjeet Singh

Associate Fellow
The Energy and Resources Institute

Dr. Shirish Sinha

Director, Climate
Children's Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

Dr. Anna Sobczak

Policy Coordinator for coal regions in transition in the framework of EU Green Deal
European Commission DG ENERGY

Mr. Thomas Spencer

Fellow
TERI

Mr. Ashok Sreenivas

Senior Fellow
Prayas (Energy Group)

Mr. Clay Stranger

Managing Director
RMI

Ms. Reena Suri

Executive Director
India Smart Grid Forum

Ms. Nicole Thomas

India Program Manager
International Energy Agency

Ms. Jan Thompson

Acting High Commisisoner to India
British High Commission New Delhi

Prof. Geetam Tiwari

MoUD chair Professor in the department of Civil Engineering and TRIPP
Indian Institute of Technology

Dr. Rahul Tongia

Senior Fellow
Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP)

Mr. Nigel Topping

High Level Climate Action Champion
UNFCCC COP26

Mr. Pradip Kumar Tripathi

Secretary
Ministry of Steel

Dr. Arun K Tripathi

Director General
National Institute of Solar Energy

Prof. Magdalena Urbaniak

Professor
European Regional Centre for Ecohydrology of the Polish Academy of Sciences/UNESCO Chair on Ecohydrology and Applied Ecology

Mr. Hitesh Vaidya

Director
National Institute of Urban Affairs

Mr. Ram Vaidyanathan

Head - Environmental Sustainability
Godrej Industries Limited

Ms. Sanne van der Mijl

Project Leader Climate Adaptation Summit 2021
Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management

Mr. Bose Varghese

Head - Green Initiatives
Infosys Limited

Ms. Deeksha Vats

Chief Sustainability Officer
Aditya Birla Group

Mr. Darsh Vatsa

Student
Delhi Public School, Sonepat

Mr. S. M. Vijayanand

Former Chief Secretary
Govt of Kerala

Ms. Namita Vikas

Founder and Managing Partner
auctusESG

Dr. Amardeep Wander

Project Director
Asia Pacific Waste Consultants

Mr. Mike Ward

Senior Evaluation and Sustainability Consultant
Climate Investment Funds

Mr. Jacob Werksman

Principal Adviser
European Commission, Directorate General for Climate Action

Mr. Tobias Winter

Director
Indo-Germen Energy Forum (IGEF) Support Office

Mr. Frederic Woringer

Head of Climate and Infastructure
AETS

Dr. Peter Zeniewski

Analyst
IEA

Dr. Mukesh Aghi

CEO & President
US-INDIA STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP FORUM, INC.

Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali

President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana
Office of the President

Ms. Inger Andersen

Executive Director
United Nations Environment Programme

Mr. Mitchell Bernard

President and Chief Counsel
Natural Resources Defense Council

Dr. Anshu Bhardwaj

CEO
Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Mr. Michael R. Bloomberg

Co-Founder
Bloomberg LP (Via Video)

Dr. Axel Borchmann

Deputy head of unit
Federal Minstry for the Environment, Nature Protection and Nuclear Safety

Mr. Manish Chourasia

Managing Director
Tata Cleantech Capital Ltd

Mr. Stéphane Crouzat

French Climate Ambassador
French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Ms. Sheebu David

HR Leader
General Electric

Mr. Yvo De Boer

President
Gold Standard Foundation

Mr. Nitin Desai

Chairman
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Ms. Uma Devi

Additional Secretary
Ministry of Environment Forests and Climate Change

Dr. Vibha Dhawan

Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director
The Energy and Resources Institute

Ms. Patricia Espinosa

Executive Secretary
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Dr. Amy Fraenkel

Executive Secretary
UNEP/CMS Secretariat

Ms. Anita Marangoly George

Executive Vice President, Deputy Head - CDPQ Global
CDPQ India

Dr. Irene Giner-Reichl

Ambassador
Austrian Embassy Brasília

Mr. R.P Gupta

Secretary
MoEFCC

Ms. Marie Haga

External Relations and Governance - Associate Vice-President
IFAD

Mr. Andreas Hansen

Head of International Marine Environment
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Mr. Vidar Helgesen

Executive Director
Nobelstiftelsen

Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister
Ministry of External Affair of India

Mr. Prakash Javadekar

Union Cabinet Minister
Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change; Information & Broadcasting; and Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises,

Ms. Nina Jensen

CEO
REV Ocean

Mr. Rob Kaplan

Founder and CEO
Circulate Capital

Mr. John F. Kerry

U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
U.S Government

Mr. Uday Khemka

Vice Chairman
SUN Group

Ms. Karen Klimowski

Deputy Mission Director (A)
USAID

Dr. M M Kutty

Chairman
CAQM

Ms. Rachel Kyte

Dean
The Fletcher School, Tufts University

Mr. Philippe Lienhart

Strategy Innovation New Business Manager EDF CIST and Team leader of OSOWOG Project for ISA
EDF Electcité de France

Dr. Theresa Mundita Lim

Executive Director
ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity

Dr. Vinod Mathur

Chairperson
National Biodiversity Authority

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Director-General
TERI

Mr. Rajiv Mishra

Managing Director
CLP INDIA PVT LTD

Mr. Vineet Mittal

Chairman
AVAADA GROUP

Ms. Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General
United Nations

Mr. Wera Mori

Minister for Environment, Conservation and Climate Change
Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Climate Change

Prof. Nebojsa Nakicenovic

Emeritus professor and scholar
IIASA and TU Wien

Mr. Mohamed Nasheed

Speaker of the People's Majlis
People's Majlis of the Republic of Maldives

Dr. Saroj Pachauri

Distinguished Scholar
Population Council

Ms. Midori Paxton

Head - Ecosystems and Biodiversity
United Nations Development Programme

Mr. Suresh Prabhu

India's Sherpa to G20 & G7, Member of Parliament
Govt. of India

Mr. Nitin Prasad

Chairman
Shell companies in India

Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad

Additional Secretary
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India

Mr. Manjeev Puri

Distinguished Fellow
TERI

Mr. Mukundan R

CEO
Tatachemicals

Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan

Secretary to the Government of India
Ministry of Earth Sciences

Mr. John A. Roome

Regional Director, South Asia Sustainable Development
The World Bank

Ms. Astrid Schomaker

Director
European Commission DG Environment

Mr. Serge Segura

Ambassador in charge of maritime negotiations
Ministry of foreign affairs France

Ms. Priya Shankar

India Director, Climate and Environment Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies

Dr. Jitendra Vir Sharma

Director
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)

Mr. Alok Sharma

COP26 President Designate
UK Cabinet Office

Mr. Pankaj Sindwani

Chief Business Officer
Tata Cleantech Capital Limited

Mr. Mahendra Singhi

Managing Director and CEO
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited

Ms. Vaishali Sinha

Chief Sustainability Officer
ReNew Power Pvt Ltd

Mr. Alexander Slater

Deputy Managing Director
US-India Business Council

Mr. P V S Suryakumar

Deputy Managing Director
NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development)

Prof. Kazuhiko Takeuchi

President
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

Mr. James Thornton

Founding CEO
ClientEarth

Mr. Frans Timmermans

Commissioner & Executive Vice President- European Green Deal
European Commission

Mr. Upendra Tripathy

Director General
International Solar Alliance

Mr. Adair Turner

Chairman
Energy Transitions Comission

Dr. Annapurna Vancheswaran

Senior Director
TERI

Mr. Olivier Wenden

Vice-President and CEO
Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation