Shri Sanjiv Nandan Sahai

Director General

Shri Sanjiv Nandan Sahai, 1986 batch IAS officer, Former Secretary, Ministry of Power, Government of India, is the Director General of the Foundation. During his career, he has held several responsible positions, including working in the PMO. He has extensive experience in sectors including power, housing, and urban transport. He is an alumnus of Princeton University, US, and Hindu College, Delhi University.

Abhishek Srivastava

Power Markets

Abhishek Srivastava has over five years of experience in the power sector. He specializes in energy trading‚ scheduling‚ regulatory affairs‚ and elevating operational efficiency through cutting–edge business strategies. He did his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies. Beyond work‚ he enjoys playing and watching cricket.

Anand Singh Bisht

Executive Assistant to
Director General

Anand Bisht has over 37 years of experience with the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC). He has a Master′s degree in Communication from Kurukshetra University and a Bachelor′s in Arts from Kumaon University.

Anurag Bhagat


Anurag Bhagat is an experienced marketing and communication professional with over two decades of experience. He has worked with organisations such as Coca-Cola India, Indian Express Group, and DSM India. He was a part of the G20 India team with the Ministry of Power, Government of India. He holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines, and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi. He is passionate about outdoor travel & sports.

Arti Gupta


Arti Gupta is a communication professional with a finance background. She has deep domain expertise in both corporate communication and capacity building and has worked with organizations such as Voice of America, ADB, GE, EY, Citibank, and HSBC. She has a Master's degree in Corporate Communication from Johns Hopkins University, US. She is also MBA-Finance from Delhi University and B.Com (H) from SRCC.

Atul Singh

Full Stack
Data Scientist

Atul Singh is a Certified Data Professional with experience in the fields of Fin-Tech and Ed-Tech, having expertise in streamlining data processing, optimizing ETL workflows, and leveraging cutting-edge technologies for automation. He holds a Master's degree in Physics from NIT, Surat. Beyond work, he is an avid Manga reader and has an interest in watching Anime.

Bhanu Pachouri

Power Markets

Bhanu Pachouri has over four years of expertise in the power sector‚ particularly in power distribution and Power Markets. He has worked as an Energy Markets Analyst at ICF and Senior Executive at Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited. He holds a B.Tech in Power Engineering from the National Power Training Institute. He is passionate about outdoor travel and sports.

Biswajit Biswas

Chief Financial Officer

B. Biswas has over three decades of experience. He is a passionate finance professional with rich experience in treasury, appraisal, finance, accounting and control. He is a voracious reader, loves to watch movies and listen to music. His special areas of interest include advertising and he keeps a close tab on ads that make a mark.

Dhanraj Reddy


Dhanraj Reddy holds a Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Delhi, and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Delhi University. As a passionate communication professional, he is a scriptwriter and hosts his podcast channel called the 'D Express Show'. Additionally, he is a dedicated cinephile.

Ekta Grover

Dy. Manager
Accounts & Finance

Ekta Grover has over 10 years of experience in controlling and reviewing financial data, planning, monitoring internal controls and managing audits. She has worked with multinational companies and NGOs. She is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Commerce. She loves gardening in her free time.

Himanshu Chawla

Senior Specialist

Himanshu Chawla has over 14 years of experience in the Power Sector, including Essar Power as a Developer and ICRA as a Consultant. In his last position, he was Joint Director (Tariff-Engineering) at the DERC. He holds an MBA and a B. Tech in Power. He enjoys Gardening and likes to play Badminton in his free time.

Dr. Jagannath Mallick

Data Analytics

Dr. Jagannath Mallick is a researcher, with over 17 years of experience in Economics, empirical modeling and demand forecasting. He has collaborated with eminent institutions such as the University of Energy Hyogo, Japan, and the State Bank Institute of Leadership. He has received several prestigious awards and published over fifty papers. During his leisure time, he enjoys staying updated with the latest news and playing badminton.

Kalpana Kaul


Kalpana Kaul is a seasoned HR and communication professional with over thirty five years of experience. She superannuated as the Executive Director of REC Ltd. She has also worked with PFC, ITDC, in various capacities.

Mahendra Kumar Prajapati

Data Analytics

Mahendra Prajapati has a diverse experience in banking, media, and healthcare sectors. He is an Azure certified Data Scientist and Engineer, specialising in AI/ML, NLP, data engineering, and IT automation. He is an alumnus of NIT Nagpur with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Outside of his professional pursuits, he has a keen interest in playing and watching cricket.

Mohammad Ashfaq

Executive Director

Mohammad Ashfaq is currently serving in-charge of the World Energy Council India Secretariat, and the General Manager of NTPC Limited, overseeing diverse areas in energy sector, such as climate change, corporate engagement and cross-border energy integration. He holds an MBA from the Indian School of Business and an M.Tech from IIT Delhi. He has a particular interest in leveraging artificial intelligence and machine learning within the evolving energy market.

Nikita Gupta

Senior Associate

Nikita Gupta has previously worked in several organisations including CERC, TRAI, IIPPL and CWS. She has authored numerous articles on the power sector. She holds a Master's degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a Bachelor's degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. She is a proficient Kathak dancer and finds joy in painting during her free time.

Oli Mitra


Oli Mitra holds an M.Sc. in Climate Science and Policy from TERI School of Advanced Studies and a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Amity University‚ Rajasthan. She has previously interned at Envint LLP and IFFCO Kisan Suvidha Ltd. in the domains of ESG‚ Carbon Markets‚ and Climate–Smart Agriculture. Oli enjoys cooking and watching sitcoms in her leisure hours.

Pardeep Jindal

Senior Advisor

Pardeep Jindal has over 30 years of experience in the power sector. In his previous role‚ he was Chief Engineer‚ CEA. He had played a pivotal role in shaping regional and national grid systems‚ electricity market‚ cross–border trade‚ and associated rules‚ regulations and policies. He did his B.Sc. (Engineering) from NIT Kurukshetra and an M.Tech. from IIT Delhi. Beyond work‚ he enjoys cooking and practicing yoga.

Praveen Kumar Singh

Senior Adviser

Praveen Kumar Singh has vast experience in the power sector. He superannuated as Director (Commercial), Power Finance Corporation Ltd. He has served on the board of over 15 companies including REC Ltd. He did his B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT BHU, M.Tech from IIT Delhi, and MBA from the University of Houston, USA. He is a sports enthusiast and an active marathoner.

Rajiva Kumar Srivastava

Human Resources

Rajiva Srivastava is an HR professional with over 38 years of experience. He has spearheaded the Human Resource function in various companies across sectors such as manufacturing, engineering consultancy, advisory, operations, and transportation infrastructure. He has worked with the CK Birla Group, Jet Airways, Tractebel Engg., and DIMTS.

Ratan Shome

Data Analytics

Ratan Shome has over 30 years of experience in system modelling, simulation, optimization, and data analytics. He has a B. Tech from IIT Kharagpur and an M. Tech from the National Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Ranchi University. Beyond work, he is a cinephile and an avid follower of football.

Dr. Sambit Basu


Dr. Sambit Basu brings rich experience in energy policy and regulatory economics. In his professional journey, he has interacted with regulators, Government of India and various development banks, in India and abroad, to undertake economic analysis and research for energy sector projects. He has a Master's degree in Economics and a PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Dr. Basu is an avid reader, music enthusiast, movie buff, and culinary explorer.

Shashwat Datta


Shashwat Datta holds a Master′s degree in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management from TERI School of Advanced Studies‚ New Delhi‚ and has earned his bachelor′s degree in mechanical engineering. He is also an EDF Climate Corps Fellow and has worked with NSEFI on Agri–photovoltaics. He is a music enthusiast‚ a film buff‚ and is passionate about sports.

Sudhir Kumar Thakur

HR and Admin

Sudhir Kumar Thakur is an HR professional with over 21 years of experience. He holds a dual Master’s degree in business administration‚ and Library and information science‚ and a Bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Delhi. He possesses a natural talent for singing effortlessly captivating attention on any occasion.

Sunaina Saxena


Sunaina Saxena holds an M.Sc. degree in Economics with a specialization in Environment and Resource Economics from the TERI School of Advanced Studies‚ New Delhi. Previously‚ she worked as a research intern at TERI SAS‚ contributing to projects focused on the economic valuation of environmental goods in collaboration with organizations like The Nature Conservancy and Saraswati 2.0. She also holds a diploma in Kathak and is a fan of indie music.

Pawan Lakra

Asst. Manager

Pawan Lakra has over eight years of experience in hardware, software, computer infrastructure, system administration and network security. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications from M.D. University, Rohtak. He believes in continuous learning to enhance his knowledge.

S. Rajasekaran

Senior Creative Assistant

S. Rajasekaran has over 10 years of experience in the domain of Information Technology and design, at the World Energy Council, India. He was also a part of the organising team for the India Energy Congress for several years. He holds a Diploma in Office Automation & Multimedia.