Full Name
Narendra Taneja
Job Title
Independent Energy Policy Institute
Speaker Bio
Narendra Taneja is a noted global thought leader on the policy, security and geopolitics of energy.

His expertise ranges from energy policy, transition, geopolitics and governance to energy security and associated climate issues. He is often cited as “a powerful voice” on the issue of energy and climate, especially in the context of the Global North and the Global South.

Mr Taneja serves as Chairman of the Independent Energy Policy Institute, a think tank based in New Delhi. He is also a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies in Oxford, UK. He presides over the World Energy Policy Summit, a reputed conferencing organization. He was President of the World Oil & Gas Assembly, a meeting place of top global Chief Executive Officers and policymakers, from 2001 to 2011.

He sits on several International Advisory Boards, including that of the ONS Foundation of Norway and the Energy Intelligence Group of the US. He is also a Visiting Professor at the NTPC School of Business in India.

Mr Taneja is a known conversationalist and moderator on live platforms like television channels, talk shows and conferences. He is a regular on Indian and international television channels in debates and conversation and has appeared in global iconic shows like the BBC HARDTalk and CNN’s Amanpour. Also a known political thinker, Mr Tanejahas served as the National Convener of Energy Cell and as a National Spokesperson of the BJP, India’s governing party, for several years until recently.

Mr Taneja has served as Co-Chairman of the Hydrocarbon Committee and Chairman of the Energy Security Group of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of the Energy and Green Economy Working Group (India) of the Brics Business Council for several years. He has also served as the South Asia Bureau Chief for a number of European business newspapers for many years.

His books include The Far People - A Norwegian Journal, motivational My Thoughts, My Motherland - The Quest for a Golden India and Meethi Dhoop, a collection of short stories in Hindi. He is currently working on two books.

Mr Taneja read economics, business, commerce, policy, leadership, diplomacy and international affairs at St John's College, Agra in India and at the University of Oslo and the University of Oxford. He holds two post-graduate university degrees and several short-term university course certificates. He lives in New Delhi.
Narendra Taneja