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Shuva Raha

Shuva Raha

Head – New Initiatives

Shuva is a member of the CEO’s Foresight Team, and as part of its International Cooperation portfolio, heads four Regional Desks – Asia-Oceania, Europe, Africa-MENA, and the Americas, spanning 25 countries. She leads major energy-development-climate initiatives amidst geopolitical and economic transformations, including energy security and transition; industrial decarbonisation; sustainable production and consumption; and climate resilience. She engages with governments, industry, and institutions to impact sustainable development at scale, expand CEEW’s influence as a voice for emerging economies, and take the ‘India Story’ global.

Shuva manages CEEW's advisory to India's G20 and UN Energy Compact initiatives via partnerships with Union Ministries; is a Global Solutions Initiative Fellow, and a UNFCCC CoP Observer since 2016. Her co-authored 2020 report, Jobs, Growth and Sustainability: A New Social Contract for India’s Recovery, is archived at the US Library of Congress.

Shuva has ~23 years of experience in public policy, project management, corporate operations, and branding. Previously, as Head – New Initiatives, Energy & Infrastructure at the Confederation of Indian Industry, she led key assignments such as CII's work with the International Solar Alliance. Before transitioning to a career in public policy, Shuva was COO of CMYK Multimedia, the infotech subsidiary of Pioneer Newsgroup, New Delhi.

Shuva manages her family's philanthropic initiative to finance the education of underprivileged students through the Subir Raha Memorial Scholarship. She is a Postgraduate in Advertising & Communications Management from NMIMS, Mumbai, where she ranked First and was awarded the Advertising Agencies Association of India Raman Memorial Trophy. She has a BSc Honours with Distinction in Life Sciences and Biochemistry from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

  • 10,000Daily steps
  • 100Places visited across the world
  • 10Years of reviewing PC games