Mr. Venkatesh Dwivedi is the Director (Projects & Business Development) at Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL). He has been working with EESL since October 2013, during which he has served as the first Project Manager of EESL’s flagship UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) scheme and the first National Program Manager for India’s Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP). Before joining EESL, Mr. Dwivedi worked for more than 21 years in the oil-and-energy sector in various roles spanning across operations, technical services, project management, and business development. Mr. Dwivedi holds a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the PGPEX Program at IIM Calcutta. He is also a certified Energy Auditor from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE).