Leena has over 17 years’ experience in the field of International Business, Technology and Project Management in the Climate Change Mitigation, Energy, Environment, Transport, Biotech, Agro-Food, Education and Innovation Sector and has worked with various European, North American, and Asian organizations.
Leena established Global Business Inroads (GBI) to assist and serve Government, NGOs, Financial Institutions, Multilateral and Bilateral Funding agencies and Private Sector organizations with their technology, sustainable energy, environment project development and international business needs.
Leena has worked as Country Program Manager, India and City Director, Delhi, for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) of the William J. Clinton Foundation from Jan 2007 to July 2009. She actively developed and implemented projects in Building Energy Efficiency, Roof-Top Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Outdoor Lighting Energy Efficiency, Municipal Waste Management, Carbon Financing, Hybrid-Electric Vehicles.
Leena did a 5-year assignment with the USAID/Alliance to Save Energy involved setting up their presence in India, office set up, building and managing the team, development and implementation of energy efficiency projects for the municipal sector in India and Sri Lanka.
Leena has completed her B.A. (Honors) in History and Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University, Delhi and business management degree from ICFAI, Hyderabad. She completed the technical Certified Energy Manager’s Course from Atlanta, USA, funded by the US Government and attended the Eurochambres Academy in Brussels to do a course on doing business with Europe, funded by European Commission. She also was selected by the US State Department in September 2010 for the US Government’s International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) as a leader in the Clean Energy and Climate Change category.