Dr. Dhruba Purkayastha

India Director(Climate Policy Initiative)

Dhruba Purkayastha is the India Director for Climate Policy Initiative, a global non-profit research and advisory institution, working on Green Finance, Climate Finance and Energy Transition.

Dhruba has over 25 years of experience in credit rating, management consulting, investment banking, and international development financing. He has worked on project assignments in Asian countries which include Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Philippines, Indonesia, and South Korea.

Earlier, Dhruba worked as the Program Director for the US-India Clean Energy Finance Facility (USICEF) and as a Program Manager with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for Investment Climate Advisory. He had also worked with The World Bank as a Senior Specialist in the South Asia Finance and Private Sector Unit in lending operations for infrastructure and clean energy financing, public-private partnerships, banking & capital market reforms and technical assistance in improving the investment climate for private sector development. Dhruba worked with ICRA Limited as the Group Head for Infrastructure and Government Consulting Practices.

Dhruba is an Engineering Graduate from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Ranchi, and a Postgraduate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta and earned a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in Financing Infrastructure Investments in Developing Countries.

His research areas and interests are in financing infrastructure and clean energy, corporate sustainability, and climate finance.
Dhruba is a member of the CII Regional Committee on Renewable Energy and CII Net Zero Council. He also led the Regulatory Group for Sustainable Finance Task Force set up by the Ministry of Finance.
Dhruba is a visiting/guest faculty at IIM Calcutta and IIM Ranchi in India.