Narendra Taneja

Distinguished Research Fellow

Narendra Taneja is a noted global thought leader on the geopolitics of energy. He is often cited as “a powerful voice” on the issue of energy and climate, especially in the context of the Global North and the Global South.

He serves as Chairman of the Independent Energy Policy Institute, a new think tank based in New Delhi. He also presides over the World Energy Policy Summit, a reputed conferencing organisation. He was the Founder President of the World Oil & Gas Assembly, a meeting place of top CEOs and policy-makers, from 2001 to 2011. He sits on several International Advisory Boards, including that of the ONS Foundation of Norway and the Energy Intelligence Group of the United States.

His areas of research and expertise range from energy geopolitics and governance to energy security, transition and associated climate issues.

Narendra Taneja is a known conversationalist and moderator on live platforms like TV channels, talk shows and conferences. He is a regular on Indian and international TV channels in debates and conversation and has appeared in global iconic shows like the BBC HARDTalk and CNN’s Amanpour. Also a known political thinker, he had served as the National Convener of Energy Cell and as a National Spokesperson of the BJP, India’s governing party, for several years until recently.

He had earlier served as Chairman of the Energy Security Group of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Chairman of the Energy and Green Economy Working Group (India) of the BRICS Business Council. He had in his early days served as the South Asia Bureau Chief for a number of European business newspapers for over 15 years. He was also Managing Director of the NHST Monde Communications Pvt Ltd, an international joint venture, focussed on emerging economies.

His books include “The Far People – A Norwegian Journal”, motivational “My Thoughts, My Motherland – The Quest for a Golden India” and “Meethi Dhoop”, a collection of short stories in Hindi. He is currently working on two books.

He read economics, business, commerce, policy, leadership, diplomacy and international affairs at St John’s College, Agra in India and at the University of Oslo and the University of Oxford. He holds two post graduate university degrees and several short-term university course certificates.

 

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