(Former MNRE Secretary, presently Director General, NSEFI)
Deepak Gupta, former MNRE Secretary Govt. of India and UPSC Chairman has been a source of Inspiration tor NSEFI. He presided over the conceptualization and implementation of India's National Solar Mission which is the basis for the latest ambitious target of 100,000 MW Solar capacity with 40,000 MW Solar Rooftop. He has rendered distinguished services to the country in his long administrative career and held many senior key positions in the Government of India.
(Founder Chairman National Solar Energy Federation of India and Chairman Elect, Global Solar Council)
Pranav R Mehta, recognized as one of the top ranking Global Solar Leaders, is India's leading environmentalist and technocrat known for his social and environmental concerns. He is Chairman Elect of the Global Solar Council (GSC), launched at Paris during COP 21 Climate Change related events and Head Quartered at Washington DC, USA and Founder Chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), New Delhi.
He has made an outstanding contribution in India's solar growth starting from nearly Zero MW to now 24000 MW, placing India amongst the top five solar countries in the world.
He is a regular invitee in the World Solar Leaders Summit and Dialogues across the globe in different green energy and Climate Change related events where his emphasis on technology, Finance and R&D related partnerships as well as his slogan of “Solar Energy must move from Class to Mass" has been very well received and finds resonance instantly. Similarly, he is a regular invitee at inter Solar Europe at Munich Germany and the world famous SNEC event at Shanghai, China. As Such he has been invited by over 15 countries including China, USA, Germany, Spain, UAE, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, to share his views and has addressed over 250 conferences and workshops in India and abroad spreading awareness and emphasizing the important role of Solar Energy in mitigating the effects of Global Warming and Climate Change. He is a recipient of the National Metallurgist Award for his catalytic and pivotal role in establishing India's First Gas Based Sponge Iron and Steel plant at Hazira in Gujarat, saving millions of tons of carbon dioxide emissions, compared to conventional steel making.
Apart from his hands-on experience of implementing solar energy projects both big and small, he is advising renowned National and Multinational Companies and has been mentoring startups in the solar sector. A National Scholar throughout his academic career, he has industrial experience of 40+ years at senior corporate management levels in India's top-notch corporations like Reliance Tata Steel, Essar, GSPC, GllC etc. mainly in the area of “Concept to Commissioning" of NewTechnology Projects and Sustainable Development.