Leena Srivastava, Honorary Executive Director, The Energy and Resources Institute

Dr. Leena Srivastava is currently Vice Chancellor of the TERI University in addition to being the Honorary Executive Director (Operations) at TERI, New Delhi. The TERI University is a graduate institution engaged in teaching and research on sustainability issues, with nearly 700 students – 100 of whom are PhD students.

Dr. Srivastava is a member of various committees and Boards at both the international and national levels. For example, she serves on the Executive Committee of Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative of the United Nations; the Energy Advisory Board of the World Economic Forum; the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCP) at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); the International Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Programme Technology, Innovation and Society (TIS) and the Holmholtz Alliance Future Infrastructures for Meeting Energy Demands – Towards Sustainability and Social Compatibility Initiative (ENERGY-TRANS); the International Advisory Panel of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute; and the Expert Committee on Auto Fuels, Government of India.

Dr. Srivastava is an Independent and Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Bharti Infratel Ltd., Shree Cement Ltd., Meridian Institute, USA, and the World Environment Centre, USA. She is also a member of the International Advisory Committee, The Coca Cola Company; the Foresight Advisory Council of Suez Environment; the Council of Advisors for Fraunhofer India; the Sustainable Development Advisory Board, Caterpillar Inc., USA; the Senior Advisory Group (SAG) of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD); and the Governing Board of the Stockholm Resilience Centre. She also serves on the research advisory boards of the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan; the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Germany; and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Australia.

She was the first recipient of the Richard von Weizsacker Fellowship of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, a German foundation. In 2008, the Prime Minister of the Republic of France awarded Dr. Srivastava with the Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Academiques). She has also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for her contribution to the work of the IPCC.

Dr. Srivastava was a member of the Expert Committee to formulate India’s Energy Policy, Planning Commission, Government of India and National Security Advisory Board, Government of India. She was also a Coordinating Lead Author for Working Group III of the Third Assessment Report of the IPCC and cross-cutting theme Anchor on “Sustainable Development” for the Fourth Assessment Report of the IPCC.

Dr. Srivastava is on the Editorial Boards of various international journals dealing with energy and environment issues and has a number of publications to her credit. She has a Masters in Economics from the University of Hyderabad and a PhD in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.