Soma Banarjee Executive Director of CII
Ms Banerjee leads CII’s work in the areas of Economic Affairs, Finance, Public Policy, Regulatory Affairs, Corporate Governance, Legal Services, and Energy & Infrastructure – which includes the core sectors of Financial Markets, Banking, NBFC, Private Equity & Venture Capital, Insurance & Pensions, power, renewables, hydrocarbons, roads & highways, railways, shipping, aviation, real estate, construction and Smart Cities. One of her key responsibilities is to build upon linkages between the federal, state and foreign governments to join the dots on India’s policy landscape.
Albin Carlén International Coordinater for Smart Grides at Swedish Energy Agency
Albin Carlén is Director of Smart Grids at the Swedish Energy Agency. Previously he worked with energy efficiency network development amongst SMEs. Albin has also worked for the Swedish International Centre for Local Democracy as well as the Swedish Trade Council in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Ganesh Das Head Collborations and Smart Grib Lab at Tata Power DDL
Dr. G. Ganesh Das is a PhD in the area of Strategic Marketing & Consumer Behaviour from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, Post Graduate in Management and LLB from University of Delhi besides having an executive qualification on Export Management from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade. He is a Visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and Honorary Fellow at the Centre of Urban Energy in the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Sciences, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Professional experience spans around 32 years in the area of Technology Management, Collaborations & Partnership Development, Strategy Planning, Innovation Management, Consumer Management, Digital & Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management, Business and Market Development, customer relationship management in the area of Power, Smart Grid, Technology, Solar Renewables, Electric Vehicles Infrastructure, Automotive, Services across international geographies. Has done significant researches in the areas of consumer behaviour and strategy with papers written on the subject in international Journals. He has also co-authored a book ‘Aesthetics in Marketing’ published by Sage Publications, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi and Singapore. He was the part of the global team involved in conceptualizing, development and enablement of “Smart Grid Maturity Model” (SGMM) whose rights now rests with Software Engineering Institute (SEI), Carnegie Mellon University (USA). One of his key areas of interest is looking at how changing technologies derives from and improves quality of consumer life with papers published in the areas of energy management technologies and strategies in the demand side management of energy. He has presented papers and participated in panel discussions in more than 50 international conference in relation to electricity distribution, energy and Smart Grid including Electric Vehicles and Renewables. Arati Davis Vice President at Sweden-India Business Council
Arati Davis is Vice President at the Sweden-India Business Council. She has a background in energy & the environment, multi-stakeholder engagement and policy analysis. She has worked with the Swedish International Development Corporation Agency (Sida), Environment Office at the Embassy of Sweden in New Delhi, as well as a consultant with clients such as UNIDO, GIZ, and MIT Poverty Lab. Arati has a MSc in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London.
Jakob Kiefer Head - Goverment Relations at ABB
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, ABB SWEDEN+ABB GROUP MULTILATERAL RELATIONS (2019 –
AMBASSADOR FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS, MFA (2018-19) AMBASSADOR, SANTIAGO DE CHILE/PERU (2014-18) DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION, EMBASSY OF SWEDEN, BEIJING, CHINA (2010-14) CHIEF OF STAFF, MINISTRY OF DEFENSE (2008-10) SENIOR ADVISOR, EUROPEAN SECURITY POLICY, MFA (2008-08) CHIEF OF STAFF, TRADE MINISTER, MFA (2006-07) SWEDISH OECD-DELEGATION, PARIS (2001-05) EMBASSY OF SWEDEN, KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (1998–01) DESK OFFICER, EU-SEKR, MFA (1995-98) CONFEDERATION OF SWEDISH INDUSTRIES, STOCKHOLM (1994)