About the Vice-Chancellor
Vice-Chancellor, TERI University
Dr Srivastava has over thirty years of experience in the fields of energy and environment, including climate change, policy and economics. She has a Masters in Economics from the University of Hyderabad and a Ph.D in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.
In 2008, the Prime Minister of the Republic of France awarded Dr Srivastava with the Knight of the Order of Academic Palms (Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques). She has also received a Certificate of Recognition from the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, and the IPCC for her contribution to the work of the IPCC. She has also been invited as a Richard von Weizsacker Fellow of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in 2012/13.
She is a member of various committees and boards both at the international and national levels, including the Executive Committee of the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative of the UN Secretary General. She is an Independent and Non-Executive Director on the Boards of Bharti Infratel Ltd. and Shree Cement Ltd. and Board Member of the Meridian Institute; World Environment Center and Stockholm Resilience Centre. She is on the: Council of Advisors for Fraunhofer India; Sustainable Development Advisory Board, Caterpillar Inc. USA; Senior Advisory Group (SAG), Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI), WBCSD.
At a think tank/science level: she is a member of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) to reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs), UNEP; International Advisory Board of the Helmholtz Programme Technology, Innovation and Society (TIS) and the Holmholtz Alliance Future Infrastructures for Meeting Energy Demands - Towards Sustainability and Social Compatibility Initiative (ENERGY-TRANS); Research Advisory Committee, WWF-India and the Expert Committee on Auto Fuels, Government of India. She also serves on the research advisory boards of the Institute of Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan; the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Germany ; and the Alfred Deakin Research Institute, Australia.
Dr Srivastava is on the Editorial Boards of various international journals dealing with energy and environment issues and has a number of publications to her credit.
About the Pro Vice-Chancellor
Pro Vice-Chancellor, TERI University
Dr Rajiv Seth is an Aerospace Engineer by training. He has a B Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and an M Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Thereafter, he has done his Ph D in Business Administration (Finance) from the Aligarh Muslim University.
Having spent 27 years in the Indian Air Force, he has worked on various types of aircraft and aero engines and has been involved in technical evaluation, field testing and technology transfer.
Over the last fourteen years, he has been associated with the conceptualization and the growth of the TERI University. He has held positions as the Registrar and Dean (Admin) of the University. He is a Professor of Finance in the Department of Business Sustainability.
He has been deeply involved in an international consortium of universities in the Asia-Pacific, which is led by the United Nations University, and which focuses on the integration of sustainable development in higher education. He is a Board Member of this international consortium.
His research interests are in the areas of financial derivatives, risk management and green aviation.
Has worked on various projects as PI and as a member. He was a member of a project on the financial aspects of the National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture, which is a part of the Government's National Action Plan on Climate Change. He has also worked on the Design, field-test and fine-tune of electronic based RE products for selected innovative, on and off-grid and rural applications and on risk perceptions in financing of renewable energy projects.