Dr. Leena Srivastava is the Vice Chancellor of the TERI University, New Delhi – a uniquely inter-disciplinary higher education institution, focussed on sustainable development.
Dr Srivastava has over thirty years of experience in the fields of energy and environment, including climate change, policy and economics. She has a Masters in Economics from the University of Hyderabad and a Ph.D in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.
She is a member of various committees and boards both at the international and national levels, including the Administrative Board of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative. She is an Independent and Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Bharti Infratel Ltd. and Shree Cement Ltd. and Board Member of the Meridian Institute; World Environment Center and Stockholm Resilience Centre. She is on the: Council of Advisors for Fraunhofer India; Sustainable Development Advisory Board, Caterpillar Inc. USA; Senior Advisory Group (SAG), Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), WBCSD.
At a think tank/science level: she is a member of the Carbon Trust Advisory Panel, Asian Development Bank President’s Advisory Group on Climate Change and Sustainable Development, the Research Advisory Committee, WWF-India, the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany.
Dr. Kulwant Singh, presently the Coordinator of Smart Move High Level Group (India) of the Geneva based International Road Transport Union (IRU), is also the CEO of 3R WASTE Foundation (India).
Dr. Singh served as Chief Technical Adviser for the Urban Basic Services Branch of UN-Habitat, Nairobi from January 2004 to December 2008. In his role as the Chief Technical Adviser, he contributed significantly to policy dialogue with partner countries in Asia and the Pacific and in the design and implementation of a large number of basic urban services initiatives. Since December 2008, Dr. Kulwant Singh has continued to support the work of UN-Habitat, with particular reference to the basic urban services comprising, water, sanitation, waste management, energy and urban mobility. In this role, he has supported the Urban Basic Services Branch in the formulation and implementation of projects and dialogue with partner national and city governments. He has also significantly contributed to the normative work of the agency by contributing to papers and publications and represented UN-Habitat in regional and international fora on urban basic services themes. He has been a visiting faculty at UNESCO-IHE Delft and Institute for Housing and Urban Development (IHS), Rotterdam, the Netherlands from 2004-2011.
Prior to joining UN-Habitat in January 2004, he was the Executive Director, Human Settlements Management Institute, New Delhi for 12 years. An urban economist, he was a part of the Indian Economic Service from 1971-1992. He has published papers widely on the topics of urban management and provision of basic urban services.
An accomplished marketing evangelist, Vibha has extensive international experience in leading global marketing campaigns for high visibility consumer products including New Product Development and Launch, Entering New International Markets and Strategic Planning.
She was a founding member of Pepsi in India has led many large consumer and retail businesses in India and abroad. Vibha is also on the board of Asian Paints Ltd., Escorts Ltd., Tata Chemicals Limited, The Indian Hotels Company Limited, PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited, Pratham Education Foundation, Future Consumer Enterprises Ltd, Entertainment Network (India) Ltd and Pratham.
Vibha Paul Rishi is an experienced marketing professional with stints in Indian and international markets, coupled with an abiding passion for people. Her last role was as the Executive Director, Brand and Human capital of Max India, prior to which she was the director, marketing and customer strategy at the Future Group.
She holds an honours degree in Economics from Lady Sri Ram College, Delhi University and a management degree from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University with specialization in Marketing.
An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Gen. Malik was commissioned into 3 SIKH LI on 7th Jun 1959. He commanded an Infantry Brigade in Jammu and Kashmir for which he was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM).
In Dec 1989, he was appointed GOC of a Mountain Division and in Aug 1992, he assumed command of a Corps in Punjab, where he oversaw anti-militancy operations in the state.
In Jul 1995, he was appointed GOC-in-C of Southern Command before moving to Army Headquarters as Vice Chief of Army Staff in August 1996. He was decorated with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) in 1996.
He assumed the charge of Indian Army as the 19th Chief of Army Staff on 1st Oct 1997. Concurrently with the appointment, he took over as Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee of India with effect from 1st Jan 1999. He coordinated and oversaw the planning and execution of Operation Vijay to successfully defeat Pakistan’s attempted intrusion in Kargil sector during May to Jul 1999.
He was felicitated with the ‘Excellence in Leadership’ award by the Atur Foundation, Pune and also the `Distinguished Fellowship’ of the Institute of Directors, New Delhi in 1999. The Doon Citizens’ Council gave him the ‘Pride of the Nation’ award in Jul 2000. He was Colonel of the Sikh Light Infantry from 1990 to 1998, and continues to be Honorary Colonel of the Regiment for life.
General V P Malik retired on 30th September 2000 and is settled in Panchkula.
Dr. Menon (www.menonjai.com) is a global technology leader with over three decades of experience spanning US, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia across IT, telecom and media industries. Having traversed two phases – a researcher inventing deep-tech and top corporate leadership – he has entered a third phase of mentoring and entrepreneurship across multiple industries. He has held global CIO/CTO and business leadership positions in IBM, AT&T, Airtel, Bharti Enterprises and HT Media. A Distinguished Alumnus of IIT-Delhi, he has received several global recognitions such as Global CIO 50 (US), Forbes (US), GSMA (Spain), Telecom Asia (Hong Kong), IDC (Singapore) and NASSCOM (India). He has authored over 35 US patents, 3 European patents and nearly 100 international research publications. He has also served on several global advisories including the TM Forum, GSMA, NASSCOM, CII, IBM, Oracle, Teradata, Aricent, Zinnov and Firstwave Cloud Technology. He has been a member of IEEE, ASME, ACM and Phi Kappa Phi. Dr. Menon received his MS/PhD from Cornell and BTech (first rank) from IIT-Delhi. He has completed executive management programs from Harvard, Wharton and Sloan (MIT) schools of business.