Ms. Sujata Gupta is the Energy Director of the East Asia Department of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) since November 2017. She joined ADB in 2003 and has worked on the public and private sectors of ADB as well as for resource mobilization from development partners. Prior to her current position, Sujata was the Director, Office of Cofinancing Operations (2013–2017), South Asia Head and Principal Investment Specialist, Private Sector Operations Department (2007–2012) and Senior Energy Specialist with the South-East Asia Regional Department (2003–2007).
Sujata has a PhD in Economics from the London Business School, University of London and Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in Business Economics/Economics from the University of Delhi. Sujata has over 29 years experience in ADB’s public and private sector operations, and in research and consulting in the areas of climate change, renewable energy, energy economics and policy, sustainable use of natural resources. Before joining ADB, Sujata was Senior Fellow and Director of the Policy Analysis Division, at TERI (then the Tata Energy Research Institute), New Delhi. She has also worked as a visiting researcher at the International Institute of Applied System Analysis in Austria. She was a member of United Nations (UNFCCC) CDM Methodologies for Baselines and Monitoring Panel (2002–2005), and a co-coordinating lead author for the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.