Dr. Satish Kumar
Dr. Satish Kumar serves as the President and Executive Director of the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE). Since 2015, he has led the transformation of the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy into a leading think tank and industry platform by advocating Thermal Comfort for All as a development model, Lean-Mean-Green philosophy to design and construct net zero energy-water-waste built environment, Energy Efficiency as a resource and to build a Culture of Energy Efficiency in India.
He serves as a senior energy efficiency advisor/technical expert to the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, NITI Aayog, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency Services Limited, and Department of Science and Technology (DST). He regularly collaborates with the International Energy Agency, the World Bank, Rocky Mountain Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, American Council of Energy Efficient Economy on policy and technical issues related to energy efficiency in India.
Prior to this, he was the Energy Efficiency Ambassador and led the Energy Management business at Schneider Electric India, a Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Chief of Party for a USAID-supported bilateral energy efficiency technical assistance program (ECO-III) between US and India Government.
He combines formal education (PhD from Carnegie Mellon University and Bachelor’s degree from IIT Roorkee), executive leadership programs (Harvard Business School- AEEE and University of North Carolina – Schneider Electric) with industry-leading certifications (LEED Fellow status from the US Green Building Council in 2014) to be a lifelong learner. He conceived the idea behind the super energy-efficient small office of AEEE in New Delhi, fundraising and executing it. He has authored over 100 journal, conference papers and industry reports.