Sameer Kwatra directs research and analyses that promote clean energy, energy access, and sound climate policy in India. He has over two decades of multi-sectoral professional experience working in India and the U.S. Prior to joining NRDC, Kwatra worked for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, where he sought to improve energy efficiency in buildings. He became interested in environmental issues while working for ICICI Prudential in rural India, where he witnessed how impoverished people are most vulnerable to climate change impacts despite contributing little to the cause. Kwatra holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from India’s National Institute of Technology, an MBA in finance and marketing from the Indian Institute of Management, and a master’s degree in environmental management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He is based in NRDC’s Washington, D.C., office.