Board of Directors

IIEC’s Board of Directors is comprised of nine members, who are dedicated to providing strategic guidance to the organization as it advances its goal to promote sustainable and efficient energy use in developing nations and economies in transition.  The current membership includes:



Mr. John R. Mollet
, is an advisor on sustainable energy strategies and partnerships, focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and universal access to electricity. Besides being Chair of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), Mr. Mollet also serves on the Board of CLASP and on the steering committees of other energy efficiency organizations.

From 1998 through 2012, Mr. Mollet was Vice President at the International Copper Association. In this role, he was responsible for partnerships with governments, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, foundations, and corporations. He coordinated global strategies and initiatives mainly around sustainable energy but also building construction, technology, health, environment, and sustainable development.

Prior to 1998, Mr. Mollet held management positions at Bekaert and Sefar corporations (respectively, Belgian and Swiss headquartered companies). He was responsible for a wide variety of markets and technologies including steel-reinforced tires, plastics, electromagnetic interference shielding, and precision filtration e.g. for medical, pharmaceutical, aerospace, and automotive applications.

He is a dual citizen of the United States of America and Belgium and received his electrical & electronics engineering degree from the University of Ghent, Belgium.

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Mr. Dilip Limaye
is the President of SRC Global Inc and a Senior Energy Advisor to the World Bank in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Sustainable Development. Mr. Limaye is internationally recognized as a pioneer and expert in the methods, techniques, financing and implementation strategies for energy policy, energy efficiency (EE), demand-side management (DSM), renewable energy, integrated resource planning (IRP), distributed generation/combined heat and power (DG/CHP), and electricity market reforms and restructuring. He has almost 50 years' experience in projects related to clean energy deployment and financing.

Mr. Limaye has undertaken several projects for the World Bank and other international financial institutions in over 40 countries including India, China, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Laos, South Africa, Egypt, Brazil, Uganda, Rwanda, Russia, and many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He has over 45 years of experience in international consulting and advisory services. He was a key member of the team that originally developed the concepts, methods, and techniques of demand-side management (DSM) under the sponsorship of the Electric Power Research Institute (in 1983-84) and was a co-author of the five-volume DSM Guidebook. Mr. Limaye pioneered the application of DSM and energy efficiency concepts and technique in North America and provided consulting services to over 80 U.S. (and Canadian) utilities (as well as many regulatory commissions) and over 20 international organizations on planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of energy efficiency programs.

He is also well-known as an international innovator and entrepreneur, having launched energy services companies (ESCOs) in India, Czech Republic, and Australia, and an international energy technology company that has developed a patented technology to optimize energy consumption in cooling systems. He has served as a Board Member of A-Power Energy Generation Systems (Nasdaq: APWR), the leading international alternative energy company in Asia, specializing solar PV, wind energy, cogeneration, and industrial energy efficiency. He was the Founder, principal investor, and Chairman of Photonix Solar, a company specializing in the manufacturing, financing and installation of solar thermal and photovoltaic (PV) systems.

His academic background includes I.I.T. Bombay (Valedictorian and winner of President of India Gold Medal), Cornell University (Industrial Engineering and Operations Research), University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School (International Business), Drexel University (Alternative Energy Systems), and Harvard University (Executive Program in Global Climate Change and Global Economic Development).

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Mr. Mark Radka
 heads the UN Environment Programme’s Energy Branch, which is part of the organization’s Paris based Division of Technology, Industry and Economics. He is responsible for managing UNEP’s efforts to link the global energy and environment agendas, much of which involves building partnerships between industry, governments, NGOs, and other groups. UNEP’s work in this area focuses on reducing the emission of greenhouse gases through greater use of renewable energy and improved energy efficiency, with a special focus on promoting engagement by the financial industry in the sustainable energy sector. Mr. Radka has a special interest in the technology needs of developing countries and was a coordinating lead author of the Special Report on Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Before joining UNEP, Mr. Radka worked in Washington, D.C. as a consultant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Bank, where he managed technology cooperation projects in developing countries, primarily in Asia. He began his career as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand. Mr. Radka has received a Master of Public Policy degree in Environmental Policy from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Kennedy Fellow. He has also received an M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a S.B. in Civil Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Mr. Brian Castelli has 30 years of leadership experience with private sector for-profit and non-profit energy companies, and federal and state government agencies. As President and CEO of the Home Performance Coalition, he leads the organization’s efforts to coalesce the diverse residential energy efficiency industry into a powerful voice on issues that will advance the industry in improving the energy, comfort, health, and safety performance of existing homes. Previously, as Executive Vice President and Senior Fellow at the Alliance to Save Energy, Mr. Castelli specialized in international and federal energy management programs and oversaw the organization’s buildings & utilities, industrial, development, education, and international activities.

Prior to joining the Alliance to Save Energy, Mr. Castelli ran his own energy consulting firm and held numerous government energy organization positions at the state, national, and international levels. At the Pennsylvania Energy Office, he served as Deputy Director for Administration and Public Affairs and then as Executive Director. From 1994 to 2001, he was appointed by President Clinton as the Chief of Staff to the USDOE Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Mr. Castelli has been a board and advisory council member for numerous energy industry organizations and governments, both domestically and internationally. He has an MBA in Industrial & Environmental Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Mr. Amit Bando promotes innovative financing of clean energy initiatives and climate change mitigation/adaptation options. Working in more than 60 nations, he specializes in policy design, market transformation, and impact evaluation of programs while focusing on outreach and training. As a policy and technical adviser, he provides written and oral testimony at international ministerial forums such as the G-20 Summit, World Economic Forum, UNEP, Rio+20, The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and Clean Energy Ministerial. He is actively engaged with national and transnational industry groups to promote clean energy and energy efficiency initiatives. He serves on the International Advisory Council of the Commission on National (U.S.) Energy Efficiency Policy and the International Steering Committee of the Alliance to Save Energy’s EE Global Forum.

Mr. Bando was the inaugural Executive Director of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC), where he coordinated energy efficiency policies, regulations, financing and standards among G-20 member nations. As Senior Policy Scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy, he helped develop the National Energy Modeling Systems (NEMS) and establish the Chicago Climate Exchange. Working from Washington DC, Paris, and New Delhi, Mr. Bando teaches at HEC-Paris and has taught at the University of Chicago and other U.S. universities. He has authored several seminal publications including Economic Evaluation of Environmental Impacts. He completed his graduate and post-graduate studies in Economics, Finance, and Statistics at the Universities of Minnesota and Chicago as well as the Delhi School of Economics.

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Ms. Leslie Black Cordes is Vice President for Programs at Ceres where she oversees the nonprofit’s climate and energy, water, and food and forest teams. In addition to her work leading subject area programmatic and campaign strategies at the Boston-based Ceres, she serves on the organization's leadership and program management teams.

Leslie has 30+ years of domestic and international experience in the clean energy, water, environment, and climate fields, with expertise in nonprofit program management, resource mobilization, strategic planning, policy, and regulatory work. She has helped launch a number of global initiatives during her career, including the international Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, the Municipal Network for Energy Efficiency, and the Asia Sustainable Energy Initiative. Leslie joined Ceres from her recent role as Vice President of Programs and Operations for Alliance for Justice, a national social justice nonprofit. Her previous positions include Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships and Interim Executive Director at the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Senior Director for Partnership Development at the United Nations Foundation, and Branch Chief for Clean Energy Supply and Industry at the Environmental Protection Agency, where she had responsibility for the Climate Leaders, Green Power, and Combined Heat and Power Voluntary Partnerships. Leslie also served in a number of senior roles at the Alliance to Save Energy, including positions as Acting Co-President, Vice President of Program Development, and Director for International Programs. She has also served as deputy director of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Energy Efficiency Program and as Professional Staff Member at the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where she had a legislative portfolio of climate change, renewable energy, energy efficiency, wetlands, and alternative fuel vehicle issues.

Leslie has a Bachelor's degree in Political Economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's degree in International Trade and Finance from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and has two adult children.

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Mr. Steve Kukoda
joined the International Copper Association (ICA) in 2004 and is currently the organization’s Vice President. ICA is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 6 trade association that represents the world’s copper industry. In 2009 he was elected an ICA Officer and he was also named to the ICA Management Committee. He develops and maintains relationships with organizations external to the copper industry, including governments, intergovernmental organizations, the United Nations, foundations, and more. He is also responsible for increasing the association’s membership base, which currently represents 55-percent of world copper output, and to ensure ICA’s existing membership base and external partners continue to see value in the organization.

In 2013 ICA joined like-minded organizations, including the United Nations Environment Program and the United Nations Development Program, to form United For Efficiency (U4E). This public-private partnership aligns with the UN’s Sustainable Energy For All (SE4ALL) initiative, and its goals are to reduce global electricity consumption by 10-percent and to reduce CO2 emissions equivalent to removing half of the world’s cars from the road. U4E is the official “Energy Efficiency Accelerator” for appliances under SE4ALL, and Steve represents ICA as co-lead for this initiative.

In a career that goes back to 1987, Mr. Kukoda has held a number of positions for different industries in the fields of communications and public/investor relations. Most recently, he served as the Director of Communications and Investor Relations for Multiplex, Inc., a high-technology start-up focused of ten-gigabits-per-second fiber-optic systems. In 2001, Multiplex, Inc. raised in excess of $105 million in private funding, which was the largest round of funding for any organization, in any industry, in the New York Tri-State Area that year.

Mr. Kukoda is based in ICA’s global headquarters in New York and lives in New Jersey.

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Mr. Felix Gooneratne
, joined IIEC as Asia Director in January 2001 and served as CEO from October 2013 to December 2018. With more than 30 years of experience advancing energy efficiency, demand-side management (DSM), and related international clean energy efforts, Felix brings forward reaching vision to IIEC and employs his proven technical expertise to implement programs and achieve results. Felix has designed and implemented projects throughout the United Kingdom, Australia, Asia, Africa and the Pacific region – managing international teams to achieve significant energy savings.

Prior to joining IIEC, Felix held senior positions at PA Consulting Group, UNDP, Bechtel International, and the Australian Department of Energy. He has extensive project management experience with agencies such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Program, USAID, AusAid, and the European Commission. Felix is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy; he holds his Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom.

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Dr. Umeshwar Shrivastav 
has over 35 years of experience in the field of telecommunications, energy, and the environment. Before taking his retirement, Dr. Shrivastav in the capacity of Director to IEPC Ltd. played an instrumental role in the introduction of network management, fiber optics, and payphone to the Indian market. Additionally, having worked as a country representative for Australian Telecom (Telekom Australia) and German Telecom (Deutsche Telekom), Dr. Shrivastav has played the role of strategic advisor in the formulation of Country to Country MoUs between the Indian Government and the Government of Australia, and the Indian Government and Government of Germany.

Dr. Shrivastav is currently the Director of IIEC-India and providing his expert advice for conducting the business in India and other South Asian countries. Dr. Shrivastav is also the Director of the Valona Group of Companies based out of Singapore where he is responsible for state-of-art business development, technology investments, and structuring of international large deals. Dr. Shrivastav’s area of expertise in the field of energy and environment lies in the conceptualization of cross-sectoral programs and hand-holding foundations and international agencies in the implementation of national-level programs. In the field of telecommunication, he is an expert in Digital Communications including Cellular networks and International Bid Management and Investments. Dr. Shrivastav is also an advisor to numerous organizations including GIZ, NHPC, IITs. At, IIEC, Dr. Shrivastav, advises the India team on strategic partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and business development for new thematic areas.

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Mr. Sanjay Dube
is the President and CEO of IIEC with over 33 years of experience working in clean energy, energy efficiency, air quality management, e-mobility, district cooling, climate change, and sustainability sectors. Prior to taking over as President & CEO, Mr. Dube was leading IIEC’s operations in India and South Asia. His dynamic portfolio consists of working with donors and international agencies like World Bank, ADB, UNDP, UNIDO, UNEP, GIZ, CCAC, Swiss Development & Cooperation (SDC), USAID, and DFID. Prior to joining IIEC, he worked as Chief of Party for USAID’s ‘Partnership to Advance Clean Energy – Deployment (PACE-D) Technical Assistance Project in India. The other key engagements in the past include working as Vice President for Emergent Ventures India Pvt. Ltd. (2010-2012), as Senior Program Manager with ICF International (2006-2010), as Senior Project Manager with IIEC (2001-2006). Mr. Dube has strong experience in the planning, management and implementation of large national and regional programs.

Mr. Dube has received his M. Tech. in Soil & Water Conservation Engineering from GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India in 1988. Mr. Dube has also completed a Certificate course on ‘Energy Planning and Environment’ from the University of Oslo, Norway in 1992.

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