International

Dr. Suren Erkman
Professor at Center for Research on Terrestrial Environment
Faculty of Geosciences and Environment, University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland
In addition to his academic activities, Dr. (Prof.) Erkman is a Senior Consultant for government and international organizations like UNIDO, UNEP, The World Bank, etc. and Chairman & Co-founder, SOFIES Group, Geneva, Switzerland. His main areas of expertise are Industrial Symbiosis, Eco-Industrial Parks, Regional Eco-Industrial Development, Waste Management, Eco-Innovation, Smart and Low Carbon Cities, Carbon Capture and Utilization, Environmental Governance, Green Economy, Circular Economy, etc.
Dr. Rene Van Berkel
UNIDO Representative
Officer in Charge – Regional Office India
New Delhi
Dr. Rene has professional experience in Resource Efficiency and Cleaner Production (RECP), industrial productivity, sustainability and green industry/economy, with extensive international experience in Europe, Australia and Asia, covering a variety of manufacturing and related sectors.
Mr. Smail AL Hilali
Industrial Development Officer (Environment Branch)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO),
Head Quartered at Vienna, Austria
He is responsible for the implementation of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) related projects in developing countries, mainly in Asia and Africa.

Former director of Morocco National Cleaner Production Centre (CMPP, 2003-2007) Founding member of the African Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ARSCP, 2004)
Ms. Nadia Zuodar
Director
NadiaZ Social Enterprise & Consulting: Biodiversity, Lausanne, Switzerland
Director at a consulting firm specializing in environmental and natural resource sustainability. Former Senior Technical Advisor on CSR and Sustainable Resource Management at UNIDO.

Provided strategic and operational guidance to a global eco-industrial parks (EIP) pilot project for UNIDO in Geneva. Created plans and processes to establish or transition to EIPs with an emphasis on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP), re-use and recycling of by-products (symbiosis), waste, energy, water, carbon footprint, circular economy and the advancement of economic competitiveness.
Dr. Fredric Meylan
Project Manager
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne Engineering College,
Switzerland
Dr. Meylan is also serving as a project manager at the Centre of Excellence in Africa and has also served as an International Expert, UNIDO and a Senior Researcher at University of Lausanne.

His main area of expertise includes Industrial Ecology, Eco-Industrial Parks, Carbon Dioxide Capture and Utilization, Bio-refineries, Green Chemistry, Industrial Symbiosis, etc. and has published various books and research articles on the same.
Ms. Ayumi Fujino
Director
UNIDO Regional Office,
India, New Delhi
Ayumi Fujino was previously UNIDO Representative in Thailand and Head of the Regional Office (2006-2010) and responsible for UNIDO operations in the industrial sector of the country.

Ms Fujino designed and implemented various technical cooperation projects for the development of micro, small and medium scale enterprises (MSMEs) especially in the rural areas in selected industrial sector clusters such as food processing, textiles, leather etc. with the geographical focus on countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Central America.

Throughout her career with UNIDO, Ms. Fujino has also been involved in inter-agency collaboration with organizations such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank, IFAD, UNDP, UNFPA, UNIFEM, UNHCR, FAO, ILO, UNESCO, WHO, as well as the international NGOs like CARE and World Vision.
Dr. Patrick Goettner
Programme Management Officer United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Geneva
Dr. Patrick is serving as a Programme Management Officer at UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland. He has also served as a Associate Economic Affairs Officer in Technical Cooperation at UNCTAD and as a International Consultant, UNIDO for implementation of Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production, Eco-Industrial Parks Development, E- Waste Management, Sustainable Policies, Green Industry and International Development.
Mr. Jesse Ojobor
Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project (NEWMAP)
Nigeria
Serving as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialis at (NEWMAP), he is experienced in project conceptualization, development, implementation/management, monitoring and evaluation. Have a solid track record in delivery of technical cooperation projects, with specific expertise in the Sub-Sahara Africa region and developing knowledge/competence within the Middle East, Arab Africa (MENA) and Asia Pacific regions.

He has also served as a International Expert on Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) and Global Coordinator – RECP Finance and Investment Work Stream, UNIDO to coordinate and manage the implementation of the work stream in five target countries – China, India, South Africa, Colombia and Tunisia.
Dr. Suresh Kennit
National Project Manager
UNIDO, India
New Delhi
Dr. Kennit is serving as a National Project Manager, UNIDO, India. He has served as a Programme Officer, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. He has also served as a National Project Manager, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in Foundation for MSME Cluster specializes in promotion of MSMEs through cluster and value chain led development.
Mr. Christophe Abraham
Manager chez EY
Paris, France
Mr. Christophe is serving as a Manager, EY on Waste Management and Circular Economy Policies and Strategies for ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency). He is engaged in Impacts Assessment of different deposits and refund schemes for packaging waste in terms of collection rates, costs, CO2.

He has experience in designing and managing policies for waste management, circular economy, water management for World Bank Projects. Design and deployment of trainings on financing for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Projects in China, Colombia, India, South Africa and Tunisia for UNIDO and UNFCCC.
Mr. Gamini Gunasekara
Chairman
National Cleaner Production Centre
Sri Lanka
He is serving as a Chairman, National Cleaner Production Centre, SriLanka and the Vice President of Organization of Professional Association of Sri Lanka. He has also served as a Chairman of Ceylon National Chamber of Industries and Director of Lan Management Development Services (Pvt) Ltd
Ms. Almut Reichart
Senior Scientist
German Federal Environment Agency
Umweltbundesamt (UBA) Germany
She is senior scientist and technical expert from UBA engaged in Development of Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Documents (BREF).
She was involved in development of BREF documents into Indian Context experiencing from European Context. Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREF) refers to a European Union range of reference works developed to exchange information between industrial sectors and non-government organization. These are the main reference documents used by competent authorities in 27 member states.
Ms. Brigitte Zietlow
Senior Scientist
German Federal Environment Agency
Umweltbundesamt (UBA) Germany
She is senior scientist and technical expert from UBA engaged in Development of Best Available Techniques (BAT) Reference Documents (BREF).
She was involved in development of BREF documents into Indian Context experiencing from European Context. Best Available Techniques Reference Document (BREF) refers to a European Union range of reference works developed to exchange information between industrial sectors and non-government organization. These are the main reference documents used by competent authorities in 27 member states

National

Dr. Hardik Shah, IAS
Private Secretary to Hon’ble Prime Minister, India
Government of India
New Delhi
Dr. Shah is an Indian Administrative Officer presently serving as a Private Secretary to Hon’ble Prime Minister, India. He has also served as a Private Secretary to Hon’ble Minister of State Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India and Addl. Collector, Himatnagar, (Sabarkantha) district and Member Secretary, Gujarat State Pollution Control Board and Under Secretary, Forests and Environment Department, Government of Gujarat.

Dr. Shah is a strong professional and has a demonstrated history of working at a senior level in government administration, planning and implementation of Environmental Legislations, EIA, Coastal Zone Management, Continuous Effluent and Emission Monitoring System, Pollution Control and Prevention, Cleaner Production, Waste Management, Circular Economy, Sustainable Development, etc.
Dr. Anandi Subramanian
former Senior Economic Advisor
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC)
Government of India
New Delhi
Dr. Subramanian is an Indian Former Economic Service (IES) Officer, worked in various capacities in both the Central as well as State Government. Her tenures, inter alia were in Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Planning Commission, State Planning Commission of Tamil Nadu, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Finance.

Since 2015, she is appointed as a Senior Economic Advisor (Additional Secretary) equivalent, in MoEF&CC. Dr. Subramanian has been instrumental in conceptualizing and developing Green Skill Development Programme (GSDP) with a great vision of not only tackling unemployment, but also combating issues related to environment, forest and climate change by creating a ‘Green Skilled Workforce’.
Dr. Vandana Aggarwal
Senior Economic Advisor
Ministry of Civil Aviation
Government of India
New Delhi
Dr. Aggarwal is serving as an Economic Advisor (Additional Secretary), Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India and Additional Charge of Sr. Economic & Statistical Advisor to Directorate of Economics, Statistics, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare under Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.

She has also served as Senior Economic Advisor for various ministries, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, GoI, Adviser to Cabinet Secretariat, Director Planning Commission and so on.
Shri Rajendra Kashyap
Managing Director
Bharuch Dahej Railway Co. Ltd.
Vadodara, Gujarat
Shri Rajendra Kashyap has diverse experience in Finance, management, HR and policy formulation at various levels in Railways and Government of India spanning over thirty years, and in corporate leadership as Managing Director and Director (Finance) of IRFC for over nine years. Post retirement, he also served as a Member of High Level Railway Restructuring Committee set up by the Ministry of Railways. He is presently also Managing Director of Bharuch Dahej Railway Company Ltd.

He is a member of Indian Railway Accounts Service, superannuated in April 2014 as the Financial Commissioner (Railways). He was also concurrently Chairman of Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited (IRFC).
Shri Raghu Babu Nukala
Project Director
Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany
New Delhi
Raghu Babu Nukala has extensive experience in the areas of International [Bilateral Development] Cooperation, Sustainable Development [eco industrial parks, green industrial parks, planning new industrial parks and investment zones, retrofitting old industrial parks, [Ecocities], Urban-Industrial Environmental Management.

He is involved in Indo-German Bilateral Development Cooperation in the field of Sustainable Urban and Industrial Development.
Shri Sandeep Pahal
Founder
puREsource partners
Mr. Pahal is Managing Director at international cleantech advisory firm puREsource headquartered at Paris, France and has global experience in public and private sector strategic sustainability consulting in policy development, implementation and evaluation covering areas such as Green Financing, Climate Change, Resource Efficiency, Cleaner Production, Waste Management and Energy Efficiency.

Mr. Pahal has also served as a Cleantech & Sustainability Manager at EY for business development activities with UNIDO, World Bank, International Finance Corporation (IFC), EBRD, AFD, various DG’s of the European Commission. During his tenure with EY he has managed various projects on RECP programme focusing on investments in SMEs, sustainable energy, low carbon development strategies, climate change mitigation and adaptation, cleaner production, circular economy.
Shri Kumar Rajnish
National Programme Coordinator
ENVIS Secretariat
Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
Government of India
New Delhi
Shri Rajnish is serving as a National Programme Coordinator to ENVIS Secretariat under Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India.

He has professional experience in the project formulation, management and implementation on health, hygiene, water and sanitation and sustainable development.

He has served as an Information Assistant at Sulabh International is a India-based social service organization that works to promote human rights, environmental sanitation, non-conventional sources of energy, waste management and social reforms through education.

Regional

Late Dr. K.U. Mistry
Ex. Chairman,
Gujarat Pollution Control Board, GoG
Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Late Dr. Mistry served as a Chairman of both Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) and State Expert Appraisal Committee (SEAC) for the Environmental Clearance in Gujarat. He also served as HOD for the course of Master of Industrial Safety and Hygiene at S.P. University, Gujarat. He penned books and articles on Education and Training on Industrial Health & Safety.