Smita Chandiwala

Founder and Principal, Energe-se

Smita is the founding Principal at Energe-se, a climate advisory organisation focussed on sustainability solutions for the built environment. Her work has actively emphasised cross-sectoral policy linkages for achieving low carbon growth, along with co-benefits of thermal comfort, health and liveable cities, in line with India’s development priorities.

She has over 18 years of diverse global experience spanning roles across energy policy advisory, climate philanthropy, academia, and architectural design organisations in India and the United Kingdom. She has also worked closely with the government, civil society, and industry across these roles and also taught postgraduate architecture students in England and is currently a visiting faculty at CEPT University, Ahmedabad.