Speakers lineup for 2021 for
World Energy Storage Day 2021 Virtual Event

Keisuke Torikai

Business development, Electricity market & System analyst, Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI)

Hemant Mandal

Senior Energy Specialist
Upstream, APAC, IFC - International Finance Corporation

Debi Prasad Dash

Executive Director

Akira Morise

Technical Director, Power Generation, Aurecon

Steve Wilson

Technical Director
Power Generation, Aurecon

Matt Stein

China Energy Storage Alliance (CNESA)

Gustav Beerel

Country Head
Customized Energy Solutions, Japan

Peter Tickler

Co-Founder and Head of Product
Grid Cognition

Gregory Poilasne

Co-founder, Chairman & CEO

Zezan Tam

Vice President- Strategy and Business Development

Dr. Satyajit Phadke

Sr Manager – R&D

Ohira Eiji

Director, Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Group, New Energy And Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

Alan Kneisz

Global Business Development Director
Cummins - Hydrogenics

Attilio Pigneri

Founder and CEO

Harsh Thacker

Director, Consulting Services
Customized Energy Solutions

Sanjiva De Silva

Counsellor (Industry, Science, Energy and Resources), Australian High Commission, New Delhi, India

Dr Avishek Kumar

Co-Founder & CEO
V-Flow Tech

Dr. Arvind Muthiah

Strategic Product Specialist
Durapower Holdings Pte Ltd

Mohan Yellishetty

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia

Netra Walawalkar

Director – India Markets
Customized Energy Solutions

Shri Ghanshyam Prasad

Joint Secretary
Ministry of Power, Government of India

Praveer Sinha

CEO & Managing Director
Tata Power

Sumant Sinha

Renew Power

Kiran Kumaraswamy

Vice President

Pawan Mulukutla

Director-Clean Mobility and Energy Tech
WRI India

Sadaf Arif Siddiqui

Marketing Manager
(IoT, Automotive), Keysight Technologies

Martin Zierer

Application Engineer, Schaltbau GmbH

Anant Nahata

Managing Director

Vikram Gulati

Country Head
Toyota Kirloskar Motors Pvt. Ltd

Dr Ashok Kumar Saraswat

Senior Director, Advanced Battery Engineering & Chief of Center for Cell and Battery Research Excellence, Ola Electric Mobility

Polash Das

Head –eMobility
Convergence Energy Services Limited

Frank Wouters

Sr. V.P, Energy Transition, Reliance Industries, Chairman, Mena Hydrogen Alliance

Tarun Kapoor

Secretary, Ministry Of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government Of India

Kowthamraj V.S.

Expert, Clean-tech Manufacturing
NITI Aayog

DMR Panda

General Manager, National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC)

Manoj Kumar Upadhyay

Founder & Chairman
Acme Group

Mr. Amitabh Kant

NITI Aayog

Stefan Louis

Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technical Officer, Nexcharge

Vijayanand Samudrala

Chief Executive Officer
Amara Raja Batteries Ltd

Emin Askerov


Arvind Balaji

Joint Managing Director

Frederic Verdol

Senior Power Engineer
The World Bank

Vinayak Walimbe

Emerging Technologies, Customized Energy Solutions

Jatin Sarode

Senior Analyst
Customized Energy Solutions

Vijay C S

Senior Analyst
Customized Energy Solutions

Dr. Srini Venu Uppuluri

Vice President
SB Energy

Sandeep Bangia

Head - EV, HA & ESCO Business
Tata Power

Awadhesh Jha

Vice President, Fortum India

Manikandan Palanimuthu

Chief Technology Officer
Hero Lectro Mobility

Dr. Sajid Mubashir

Scientist G, (EV_R&D Mission | EV_Charging_Standards), Dept. Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Reji Pillai

President, ISGF; Chairman
Global Smart Energy Federation

Subrahmanyam Pulipaka

National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI)

Dr. Ajay Mathur

Director General, International Solar Alliance

Pranav R Mehta

Founder Chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI)

S. K. Mishra

Director (Power System)
Solar Energy Corporation of India

Kushagra Nandan

Co-Founder and Managing Director
SunSource Energy

Máté Heisz

Director of Global Affairs
Solar Power Europe

John Wood

NOAB Ventures

Danny Kennedy

New Energy Nexus

Anupam Jalote

iCreate ( International Centre for Entrepreneurship & Technology

Rakesh Malhotra

Founder & Mentor
SAR Group

C. Robert Pedraza

Former President (India)

Gauthier Dupont

Energy Infrastructure, NGK

Jacopo Tosoni

Policy Officer
European Association for the Storage of Energy

Michele Pissarello

Business development
Enel X

Emanuele Taibi

Power Sector
Transformation Strategies, IRENA

Avanthika Satheesh

Industry Research Manager- Emerging Technologies; CES

Lars Carlstrom

Founder & CEO

Dr Georg Angenendt

ACCURE Battery Intelligence GmbH

Peter Kelly-Detwiler


Cornelius Matthes

Senior Vice President
Dii Desert Energy MENA

Thierry Lepercq

Founder & CEO
DH2 energy, President Soladvent

Bard Karlsen

EVP Operations & Innovation
Morrow Batteries

Mikhail Nikomarov

Chairman, South African Energy Storage Association (SAESA), Co-founder, Bushveld Energy

Nechan Naicker

Founder and CEO
The Megamillion Energy Group of Companies

Holger Ihssen

Delegate for the Research Area Energy, Helmholtz Association of German Research

Holger Ihssen

Delegate for the Research Area Energy, Helmholtz Association of German Research

Nitin Akhade

Manager, Micro, Customized Energy Solutions

Claudio Pedretti

Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE)

Dr Imre Gyuk

Director, Energy Storage Research, Office of Electricity, DOE

Manoj Sinha

Founder and CEO
Husk Power Systems

Jens Jaeger

Director of Policy &, Business Development
Alliance for Rural Electrification

Benjamin Dumond

Head of Operation and Technical
ENGIE PowerCorner

Tarek Keskes

Energy Specialist
Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)

Jeff Spangenberger

Recell Center And Materials Recycling Group Leader, Argonne National Laboratory, USA

Alan Ferguson

Commercial VP, Battery Supply – North America

Mathy Stanislaus

Public Policy and Engagement, Global Battery Alliance Secretariat (by World Economic Forum)

Dr. Rahul Walawalkar

WESD, President, IESA, MD, CES (India)

Jason Burwen

Interim CEO
U.S. Energy Storage Association

Patricia A. Hoffman

Acting Assistant Secretary
Office of Electricity

Stephen Fernands

Customized Energy Solutions

Judith Judson

Head Of US Strategy
National Grid

Chandrasekar Govindarajalu

Lead Energy Specialist
The World Bank

Steve LeVine

The Electric

Melissa Chan

Director-Grid Solutions and Strategic Partnerships
Fermata Energy

Paul Beach

Octillion Power Systems

Oliver Gross

Global Subject Matter Expert
Advanced Energy Storage and Conversion, Stellantis

Suresh Jayanthi

Sr. Director-Mobility Solutions
NextEra Energy Resource

Frank Wolak

President & CEO
Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association

Fernando De Sisternes

Senior Energy Specialist
World Bank

Rob Harvey

Energy Infrastructure, Hydrogenics

Chris Ball

Head of Product Marketing
Bloom Energy

Dr. Sunita Satyapal

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program & Fuel Cell Technologies Office at the U.S. Department of Energy

Pashupathy Gopalan

Co-chairman and CEO
SunEdison and Co-founder and CEO of Vilasini Housing

Venkat Srinivasan

Director, Access, Argonne National Laboratory

Diana Bauer

Advanced Manufacturing Office Deputy Director (Acting)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

Tim Holme

Co-founder & CTO

Jim Cushing

Managing Director- Energy Storage Solutions, Applied Materials

Shirley Meng

Materials Science & NanoEngineering, University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Ash Lazenby

Cobalt Trading and Marketing, Glencore International

Todd Haynes

Renewable Energy Project Manager
POWER Engineers

Utsav Dhoj Adhikari

Vice President
Delphos International

Juliet Pumpuni

Senior Energy Specialist
Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP)

Eric Hsieh

Grid Systems and Components, U.S. Department of Energy

Dr. John S. Vetrano

Program Manager
Mechanical Behavior And Radiation Effects Technology Coordination Program, U.S. Department Of Energy

Kristin Persson

Lead Scientist
Liquid Solvation Science Thrust, Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR)

Dr. Scott Litzelman

Program Director
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)

Dr. Or Yogev


Scott Burger

Senior Manager of Analytics
Form Energy

Dr. Avi Shultz

Program manager
Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO), U.S. DoE

Lara Pierpoint

Director of Climate
Actuate Innovation

Curt Graham

Vice President
Office of Technology Lead, Fluor Corporation

Davis Hackenberg

Advanced Air Mobility Project Manager
NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate

Venkat Viswanathan

Associate Professor
Carnegie Mellon University

Varon Felipe

Founder & CEO
Varon Vehicles

Akshay Kumar

Assistant Manager
eMobility, IESA

Christian Eschmann

Acting Head of Lab
German Aerospace Center

Ajit Mate

Lead System Engineer A T M
Boeing Research and Technology

Val Miftakhov

Founder & CEO

Dr. Judy Jeevarajan

Vice President
Research Electrochemical Safety Research Institute, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

James Trudeau

Business Development Manager
Batteries & Energy Storage UL - Integrated Energy Systems

Leo Subbarao

Fire Department City of New York (Retired)

Dr. D. K. Shami

Fire Advisor
Govt. of India

Chetan Maini

Co-Founder & Chairman
Sun Mobility

Dr. O.A. ('DK') Ezekoye

W.R. Woolrich Professor
Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

Christine Lins

Executive Director
Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition

Mani Khurana

Sr. Energy Specialist
The World Bank

Patricia Tatto

Vice President
ATA Renewables

Silvia Zumarraga

Wärtsilä Market Development Manager, Latin America and Caribbean

Jacquie Derosa

Vice President-Energy Storage, Ameresco

Laurence Keke

Managing Director, ENGIE PowerCorner Benin

Sarah Griffiths

Head of Regulatory Affairs, Enel North America

Netra Walawalkar

Director – India Markets
Customized Energy Solutions

Dr. Rashi Gupta

MD, Vision Mechatronics; CBC Vice Chair- India & Chair of CBC Energy Storage Hub

Jean-Pascal Pham-Ba

Co-founder and CEO, SCALE.NGO & Mentors; CBC Chair of Financial & Investor Hub

Prof. Eicke R. Weber

European Solar Manufacturing Council; CBC Chair of World CleanTech Awards

Harssh Chhaajer

Renewable Energy Industry Leader
Marsh India Insurance Brokers

Ankit Doshi

Waaree ESS

Sandeep Chopra

Founder, CEO
Metafin Cleantech Finance Pvt Ltd

Tomasz Slusarz

Founder & Vision Streamliner
CleanTech Business Club

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