Pallav Purohit

Pallav Purohit

A post-graduate from Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University in Uttarakhand, Pallav is a research scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg. With air pollution, energy, climate change and renewable energy as his interests, Purohit joined the institute’s Air Quality and Greenhouse Gases Program as a research scholar in 2007. Prior to joining IIASA, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow on international climate policy at Hamburg Institute of International Economics, Germany.

An associate editor for the International Journal of Global Energy Issues and editorial member of Sustainability Journal, Purohit has also been a visiting faculty member to the Institute of Political Science at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, visiting fellow at the School of International Development, University of East Anglia, UK and Council of Energy, Environment and Water, New Delhi. A post-graduate in Physics, Purohit did his PhD in Energy Policy and Planning from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Dr neha Gupta

Dr Neha Gupta

Dr. Neha Gupta is from the first batch of qualified Infectious Diseases (ID) specialists in India. She has vast global experience in diagnosis and management of fever and infections across various specialities and is an expert in antibiotics and antifungal drugs.

Dr. Gupta is an MD in General Medicine from Barkatullah University, Bhopal and has further trained in Infectious Diseases from P. D. Hinduja National Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, CMC Vellore and Wayne State University, Detroit. She has a Certificate in Achievement from John Hopkin’s University USA & HIV MAI.

Dr. Gupta had the opportunity to establish the Department of Infectious Diseases in the Medanta-The Medicity, Delhi NCR. She has authored several books and has publications in prestigious journals. Dr. Gupta is an executive committee member of Clinical Infectious Diseases Society (CIDS) of India.

Krishan Singh Rautela

Krishan Singh Rautela

Krishan Singh Rautela is a development and infrastructure professional with long experience of government investments and global trade sectors. He has worked extensively with ADB, Government of Uttarakhand, Department of Economic Affairs (GOI) and UNCTAD. Krishan has deep experience in various sectors like Urban Development, Health, Agriculture, Education and Transport; having designed countless projects in the PPP domain. He is also associated with the Sustainable Development Forum Uttarakhand and Integrated Mountain Initiative and is contributing to the development agenda of the Indian mountain states.

Krishan has a Masters degree in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science Technology from University of Roorkee.

Richa Saklani

Richa Dwivedi

Richa Dwivedi is the Managing Director for Stoodnt, Inc – a California based Career and College Guidance firm – in India. With over 10 years in the field, Richa has worked with leading institutes like Ashoka University, Vasant Valley School, The Heritage School, Inventure Academy, The Welham Boys and many other educational institutions.

Richa is is the author of The Ultimate Guide to 21st Century Careers published by Hachette India recently. An IIM Ahmedabad and St Stephens College alumnus, Richa graduated in Economics and worked with ANZ Grindlays bank and CNBC India as a stock analyst before starting off on her own. She is an accredited MBTI trainer and well versed in several psychometric tools.


Dr. Dwarika Prasad Uniyal

Dr. Uniyal is a professor and dean at the FLAME School of Business, FLAME University – Pune. He also serves as an Independent Director of Braithwaite & Co Ltd, Ministry of Railways. Dr Uniyal has been the Founding Dean (Academic) of Jindal Global Business School, O P Jindal Global University. In an academic career spread over twenty years, he has served as a faculty member in premier B-schools such as S P Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai; SPJGSM, Dubai-Singapore; and Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad.

Dr Uniyal was invited by Govt. of India to serve as Professor of Management in India’s premier Academy LBSNAA, Mussoorie to train India’s civil servants. He has also conducted international programs at Harvard Business School, USA, and Carleton University, Canada. Dr Uniyal has co-authored the bestselling book Managing Retailing, published by Oxford University Press.

Udisha Saklani

Udisha Saklani

Udisha Saklani is a doctoral student at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. She has more than five years of experience in the water and energy sector and worked as a Policy Consultant with the UNDP India office and the Institute of Water Policy, National University of Singapore. Her interests lie in the field of public policy, governance reforms, and development cooperation. Some of her past projects include studying the role of the private sector in water service delivery, socio-economic impacts of big infrastructure projects, and perceptions on drinking recycled water in Singapore and Africa. She has a strong research background and has published her work on national and international platforms, including high-impact academic journals such as Energy Policy.

Udisha has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy (MPP) from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and a Bachelor (Hons) degree in Mathematics from St.Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.