Dr. Praveen Saxena
Chief Executive Officer
Skill Council for Green Jobs
BiographyDr Praveen Saxena is Chief Executive Officer, Skill Council for Green Jobs , Skill India Mission. Dr Saxena superannuated as Advisor in Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and Director General of National Institute of Solar Energy in 2015.
Academically established with an M.Sc. (Gold Medal) and Ph.D. in Physics from Delhi University, he moved to National Physics Laboratory, New Delhi as scientist (1980-1983). Having joined Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in 1983, Dr Saxena spearheaded several Government Programs for Small-hydro, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind, Rural Electrification and Policy planning for at Centre. Dr Saxena has been UNIDO Consultant on Small-hydro for Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya to developed integrated plan to develop small hydro in these countries. An International expert with enriched experience of providing leadership and strategic vision on energy policy, institutions building and consultancy to other countries in renewable energy; planning and coordinating with in-house as well as multi/bilateral partners on energy; promoting knowledge management through publications in international journals , networking & capacity building and research and development.
Recently, Dr Saxena was conferred with the International Business Leadership Innovation Excellence Award by Institute of Economic Studies (2017), Government of Malaysia. He has over 50 research publications in international journals, and has represented Indias interests in Renewable Energy in various multilateral organizations and International forums.