P. K. Duraiswamy
Indian Administrative Services, IAS ( retired ). Served in various departments, including as Principal Secretary --- Energy, Environment, Science & Technology, Govt of India. Has pioneered in introducing renewable energy technology
in Andhra Pradesh. Is serving as Director in the Board of many public sector
and private corporates.
Also a consultant faculty for the UNEP-funded Workshop on Sustainable Development.
Presently Executive President, Renewable Energy Advocacy Forum. Has been an Advisor to various international organizations, including UNDP, World Bank, Global Environmental Fund, etc. For about a decade, has been in-charge
of policy formulation programme development planning & coordination in
the Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources of the Govt of India.
Has been a pioneer in the Photovoltaic Technology field, in development, demonstration, commercialization, up-gradation & modernization, especially
on Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells.
Recognized expertise in finance & financial institutions. Decades of service
in nationalized reputed Indian Overseas Bank, at various branches, including
a few abroad. Retired as Chief Regional Manager.
Presently Finance Consultant to selective corporates.
Louis Manuel Menzes
Retired from the Indian Administrative Service, serving in various departments
of the govt at the state and central levels. Some of the posts, he has served meritoriously : Director of Industries & Commerce ; Secretary, Ministry of
Non-conventional Energy ; Industrial Advisor, Govt of Bhutan ; Senior Human Settlements Officer, United Nations at Nairobi ; etc.
Presently, Chairman of Winrock International India, an NGO in the field of
clean energy, climate change and natural resource management.
World renowned expert in renewable energy, resource conservation & rural development. Yeoman service of more than thirty years, as Advisor to
the Solar Photovoltaic Market Development Program --- with RRDP
( Renewable Resources Development Project ) --- implemented by IREDA.
Has served as Expert Consultant on Solar Energy to various international organizations, such as, the World Bank, the European Commission, IFC, DFID, FAO, UK-ODA, GTZ, PATH, WHO, UNICEF, USAID, UNDP, UNDESA, etc.
T. L. Sankar
IAS ( retired ) after noted service in various wings of the govt, mainly at
the centre. Notably, was the Principal Secretary of the Working Group on Energy Policy ; first Energy Advisor to the Planning Commission of India ;
highest offices in the Expert & Policy – making Committees in the energy, fuel, gas & rural development areas, at state & central levels ; at UN, Advisor on energy concerns for various countries ; Headed the Asian Energy Survey of
the ADB ( Asian Development Bank ).
To his credit, numerous articles on energy economics & public policy published in prestigious national & international publications. Continuing with many energy studies, commissioned by Indian govt and multinational institutions.
An alumnus of the prestigious IIM – Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Serving in the Board of Directors of selected, reputed IT & Consultancy corporates. Chairman of IT Power India, a subsidiary of
IT Power UK Limited, a leading international sustainable energy research
& consultancy organization, with worldwide operations.
Has served with Wipro Group, as VP in their Finance Company and with
a large Nylon Tyre Cord manufacturer. Also, a visiting faculty to various
reputed management education institution