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Shuva Raha

Shuva Raha

Head – New Initiatives

Shuva curates and champions The Council’s wide-ranging work, identifies growth avenues, shapes and drives strategic initiatives, and manages flagship properties such as Energy Horizons and Jobs, Growth and Sustainability: A New Social Contract for India’s Recovery (CEEW, 2020).

Shuva has over 21 years of experience in policy advocacy, stakeholder relations, branding and marketing, corporate finance, operations and infotech, and project, client, team and service provider management. She also has in-depth knowledge of websites, intranets, content management and social media.

Her work has included promoting India’s Sustainable Development Goals, Make In India and Skill India initiatives; public engagement to scale up clean fuel access and use, and taking the ‘India Story’ to global policymakers, industry, investors and civil society. She is a UNFCCC CoP Observer and committed to addressing the challenges of climate change.

Prior to The Council, Shuva served as Head - New Initiatives, Energy & Infrastructure at the Confederation of Indian Industry at New Delhi. Notable assignments include leading CII’s International Solar Alliance desk; developing the Renewable Energy Demand Enhancement (REDE) Initiative for C&I consumers; instituting the Corporate RE Online Course with Imperial College London; managing CII’s Bio-Energy Task Force; initiating the @CIIEnergy Twitter handle, and being a Core Team Member of CII's national India@75 Mission: Blue Sky Cities and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s RE-INVEST events.

Before transitioning to a career in public policy driven by her urge to contribute to India’s socioeconomic development, Shuva worked with CMYK Multimedia (Pioneer Newsgroup), New Delhi as Chief Operating Officer, delivering over 25 full lifecycle corporate website and intranet projects, and was the Online Editor of the broadsheet The Millennium Post.

Shuva manages her family's philanthropic initiative to finance the education of underprivileged students through the Subir Raha Memorial Scholarship. An avid PC-gamer since the '80s, she is a Staff Writer with adventuregamers.com, a Metacritic-listed game review portal.

Shuva holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Advertising & Communications Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai, where she ranked first in class and was awarded the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) Raman Memorial Trophy for Best Graduate 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Science, Honours with Distinction in Life Sciences, Biochemistry and Environmental Science from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

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    Not all those who wander are lost.


    J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring