Dr. Satish Kumar is the President and Executive Director of the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), India’s premier energy efficiency organization. Kumar was the convener of INSPIRE 2017 — the largest energy efficiency conference organized in India and has led major initiatives in sustainable cooling and thermal comfort for all, and ESCO market transformation. Under his leadership, AEEE has served as a senior energy efficiency advisor to numerous ministries and bureaus within the Government of India. Prior to AEEE, he was the Vice President and Energy Efficiency Ambassador at Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd. and a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He has a Bachelor of Architecture from IIT Roorkee and a PhD in Building Science from Carnegie Mellon University.