USAID
SARI Energu
IRADe

South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration

Project Steering Committee

The Project Steering Committee (PSC) is the program’s apex body and provides the overall strategic direction. The PSC is comprised of senior representation from the governments of SAARC countries, independent energy experts, diplomats, representatives from regional institutions such as the SAARC, and multilateral donors such as the Asian Development Bank. The PSC provides direction and guidance for the creation of a South Asia Regional Electricity Market, strategic ‘buy-in’ and successful implementation in favour of the SARI/EI program. The Steering Committee provides the vision, credibility, and high profile support for the program. The members also offer technical, political, regulatory, and legal guidance and advice to accomplish the vision of the program in a timely and efficient manner.
Mr. Sonam P.Wangdi

Mr. Sonam P.Wangdi

(PSC Chair) Director General, Dept of Hydropower & Power System, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bhutan

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Dr Sanjay Sharma

Dr Sanjay Sharma

(PSC Chair 2014-15) Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Government of Nepal

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Mr. Farooq Sobhan

Mr. Farooq Sobhan

(PSC Chair 2013-14) President & Chief Executive Officer, Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI)

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Dr. Kirit Parikh

Dr. Kirit Parikh

(PSC Chair 2012-13) Chairman, IRADe, India

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Mr. Major Singh

Mr. Major Singh

Member (Planning) Central Electricity Authority, India

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Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus

Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus

Additional Secretary, Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources, Bangladesh

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Mr. Ali Haider Altaf

Mr. Ali Haider Altaf

Director, SAARC, Pakistan

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Mr. Upali Daranagama

Mr. Upali Daranagama

(former) Additional Secretary (Planning and Development) MoPE, Sri Lanka

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Dr. Priyantha D.C. Wijayatunga

Dr. Priyantha D.C. Wijayatunga

Principal Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank, Philippines

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Mr. Vaqar Zakaria

Mr. Vaqar Zakaria

Managing Director, Hagler Bailly Pakistan Pvt Ltd

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Dr. P. N. Fernando

Dr. P. N. Fernando

Independent Consultant, Sri Lanka

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