Who is Rajendra K. Pachauri?
Dr. Rajendra K Pachauri is the Director-General of TERI (Tata Energy
Research Institute). He is an internationally recognized figure in
energy and sustainable development, having served on numerous boards
and committees including Director of the Oil and Natural Gas Company of
India; Director of the Indian Oil Corporation Limited; Chairman of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, established by World
Meteorological Organization and United Nations Environment Programme;
Director of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES),
Environment Agency, Government of Japan; Board of the International
Solar Energy Society; Member of the World Resources Institute Council;
Work Group Chairman of World Energy Council Committee on Developing
Countries; President of the Asian Energy Institute; Member of the Panel
of Eminent Persons on Power, Ministry of Power; Member of the Advisory
Board on Energy, Government of India reporting to the Prime Minister of
India; Member, National Environmental Council, Government of India
under the Chairmanship of the Prime Minister of India; Member of the
Oil Industry Restructuring Group, for the Ministry of Petroleum and
Natural Gas, Government of India; Member of the Economic Advisory
Council to the Prime Minister of India; and a Member of the
International Advisory Board of Toyota Motors.
Pachauri has also held several teach positions including Director,
Consulting and Applied Research Division at the Administrative Staff
College of India, Hyderabad; Visiting Professor, Resource Economics at
the College of Mineral and Energy Resources, West Virginia University;
Senior Visiting Fellow, Resource Systems Institute, East -- West
Center, USA; Visiting Research Fellow, The World Bank, Washington, DC;
and McCluskey Fellow at the Yale School of Forestry Environmental
Studies, Yale University.
Dr Pachauri holds a PhD in
Industrial Engineering and Economics from North Carolina State
University. He has authored 21 books and several papers and articles.
He was awarded the Padma Bhushan -- one of India's highest civilian
awards that recognizes distinguished service of a high order to the
nation in any field (January 2001).
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