Dr Ajay Mathur is the Director General of The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI), and a member of the Prime Minister's Council on Climate Change. He was the Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) from 2006 until February 2016, with TERI from 1986 to 2000, and then headed the Climate Change Team of World Bank in Washington, D.C. He was the President of Suzlon Energy Limited and 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.