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Mr. Sunjoy Joshi

Joined ORF
January 2007

Energy, Climate Change, Development Studies

Sunjoy Joshi has a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Allahabad University, India, as well as in Development Studies from University of East Anglia, Norwich. He also studied Upstream Economics and Risk Analysis at the Petroleum Economist, Woking, UK.

He joined the Madhya Pradesh Cadre of the prestigious Indian Administrative Services in 1983, but has taken premature retirement from the service in 2009 in order to pursue his primary interests in energy and environment.

During his career spanning over 25 years in the Indian Administrative Service, Sunjoy has gained experience across the conventional as well as non-conventional energy sectors. He has handled oil and gas exploration as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and was the Government nominated Director on the Boards of ONGC, OVL, OIL and MRPL. Sunjoy headed the Madhya Pradesh Energy Development Agency as its Managing Director and served as Chairman of M.P. Windfarms.

He has been Visiting Associate at the International Institute of Strategic Studies, London as well as Distinguished Visitor to the Programme on Energy and Sustainable Development, University of Stanford, USA.

He is responsible for all outreach, development and research activities of the Foundation and co-ordinates programmes across centers and study areas. He continues to write and research on India’s energy needs and its interplay with the development challenges and climate narratives within and outside the country. He is presently working on a program on "India and China: Energy Imperatives for a Changing World" and is engaged on issues pertaining to Climate Change, as also comparative development studies.

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