ACEF Speaker 2019

Kavita Sinha

Regional Director For Southeast & East Asia, International Forum For Energy,
European Climate Foundation

Kavita Sinha is the regional director for South and East Asia for International Forum for Energy, an ECF initiative. In her current role, she leads grant-making strategies that enable corporates, utilities, civil society, financial institutions, and governments in Southeast and East Asia to transition to clean and low-carbon energy system. In her previous role, she worked with an American multinational firm that provides smart city, smart grid, and internet-of-things solutions, where she led strategic partnership, business development, and sales in key markets of Asia. In the past she held leadership positions with international development agencies and consulting firms on clean energy, climate change as well as co-founded entrepreneurial ventures on clean technology.

Kavita has authored articles on policy, regulation and technology on regulatory, policy and investment aspects of clean energy and smart technology. She is a coach and mentor with Private Financial Advisory Network, and also mentors entrepreneurs, start-ups and private voluntary organizations on leadership, strategy, scale-up and governance aspects.

She has a honours degree in Chemical Engineering from a leading engineering school in India and an MBA from Rutgers Business School, USA.


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