International Solar Alliance
Interim Director General
Upendra Tripathy is the Former Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India and has 36 years of experience in project implementation and policy formulation. During this long span, he held the posts of Adviser in the Embassy of India for the Belgium, Luxembourg and the European Union at Brussels. Additionally he was Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, Joint Secretary, Minority Affairs and Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas in the Union Government of India. In the State of Karnataka with a population of 62.5 million, he worked in various sectors, such as Land Administration, Agriculture & Horticulture, Rural Development, Environment, Education and Transportation. He holds master’s degrees in Political Science from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and in Public Administration from the Carleton University, Ottawa and is a recipient of Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration in the individual category for 2009.