Ajay Mathur is Director General of TERI – The Energy & Resources Institute, and a member of the Prime
Minister’s Council on Climate Change in India.
He was Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the Government of India from 2006 till
February, 2016, and responsible for bringing energy efficiency into our homes, offices, and factories,
through initiatives such as the star labelling programme for appliances, the Energy Conservation Building
Code, and the Perform, Achieve and Trade programme for energy-intensive industries.
Dr. Mathur was earlier with TERI from 1986 to 2000, and then headed the Climate Change Team of World
Bank in Washington DC. He was President of Suzlon Energy Limited, also headed the interim Secretariat
of the Green Climate Fund.
He has been a key Indian climate-change negotiator, and was also the Indian spokesperson at the 2015
climate negotiations at Paris. He is a global leader on technological approaches to address climate
change; recently, he joined the global group of industrial, financial and think-tank leaders to co-chair an
Energy Transitions Commission which will suggest ways for companies and countries to move towards
climate-friendly energy futures.