GCEP Research Symposium 2007
Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chief Executive of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Dr. R.K. Pachauri has been the Chief Executive of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) since 1981, designated initially as Director and since April 2001 as Director-General. In April 2002, he was elected as Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was established by the World Meteorological Organization and United Nations Environment Programme in 1988. Dr. Pachauri has a PhD in Industrial Engineering and a PhD in Economics. He has held faculty positions at the North Carolina State University, West Virginia University, the Administrative Staff College of India, and more recently Yale University. He has been on several international and national committees including membership of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India, the Advisory Board on Energy (ABE) which reported directly to the Prime Minister of India, a Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and several others. He has been President (1988) and Chairman (1989-90) of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE). He has been President of the Asian Energy Institute since 1992. In 2001 Dr. Pachauri was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards in India, conferred by the President of India. He is the author of 21 books and several published papers and articles.