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Mr. Rajiv Ratna Panda

Mr. Rajiv Ratna Panda

Mr. Rajiv Ratna Panda

Regional Energy Trade Lead/Associate Director Objective Lead, Enhancing Regional Energy Markets, SAREP

Mr. Rajiv is an international energy expert, electrical engineer, research, energy & climate policy and strategy professional with nearly two decades years of expertise and experience in Cross Border Energy Trade (CBET), Regional Energy/Power Grid Integration strategy, Regional Power/Energy Markets (REMs); Policy, Regulatory, Legal, Technical, Operational, Planning, Investment, Political-Economy, Geopolitical aspects of CBET & REM, Regional Institution building, Clean Energy Transition, Sustainable Development, Climate Change (CC) , Energy Security & CC strategies and in working at grassroots level in social-politico-economic aspects in rural (India) areas. He possesses a unique set of knowledge/expertise across many regional markets; South Asia (SA)/SAARC, BIMSTEC, Southeast Asia/ASEAN, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Africa, Central America on strategies for Energy Grid and Market Integration and Trans-Regional Energy Grid Connectivity. He engages & render his technical expertise and thoughts as a resource person to a wide range of stakeholders; policy makers, regulators, member of parliaments, system planner, researcher, academicians & think tanks.

He is an avid reader & keen observer of energy cooperation politics, international relation & geopolitics, global power competition, global energy & Climate change governance with focus in South Asia, BIMSTEC, ASEAN, Central Asia, Indo-Pacific region. He believes in utilizing his knowledge and experiences for serving the needy.

Mr. Panda is a trained electrical engineer & MBA (energy)- major in finance & holds advanced two Post Graduations in Engineering Management & in Power Transmission & Distribution Engineering. He is awarded with various national/international fellowship such as CLEAN EDGE ASIA Fellow & credited with authoring more than 80 national/international publications.

As a multidisciplinary professional, outside of his core area of expertise, he takes deep interest and intellectual & philosophical endeavors in very diverse areas such as history, socio-cultural, inter faith & religion, nationalism & multilateralism, statecraft, Vedic philosophy, space & plant science, artificial intelligence, political posturing & psychology, narrative building, human competition & concept of human in science of philosophy etc.