ASHUTOSH SHASTRI
Distinguished Fellow
English, Hindi, Marathi

BIOGRAPHY

Mr. Shastri is the founder of EnerStrat Consulting- a London-based international strategic management consultancy practice in the Energy Sector. He set up EnerStrat Consulting to advise clients specifically on the subject of the “grand transition in energy” which to some extent he foresaw in 2003. 

In addition, he is active in several committees of the World Energy Council and serves as Senior Advisor to The Global Gas Centre, Geneva; as Distinguished Fellow (non-resident) at the Washington DC based Energy Policy Research Foundation Inc. (EPRINC) and Member of the Advisory Board of the Audencia Business School in France and is a Liveryman (Member of the Court) of The Worshipful Company of Fuellers in London. He is also visiting faculty at leading business schools in Europe, India, and the USA. 

Ashutosh has advised leading international energy companies in their corporate and business unit strategies, especially in the international oil and gas, electric utilities and natural gas/LNG and downstream petroleum sector. He has acted as independent expert in a range of commercial renegotiations/disputes in the natural gas/LNG and electricity contracts.  

In the recent past he has been advising clients in the frontier areas of smart energy technology/energy optimization using techniques driven by big data analytics, IoT and has also published thought pieces on the role of digital transformation in achieving the goals of low carbon energy transition. 

In addition to his strategic/commercial advisory, he has often taken on operational and interim management roles in energy and technology companies. He has hands on experience in technology commercialization, new product/market development and organizational change/performance improvement. He has extensive experience in carbon markets; energy and climate finance, including a good understanding of energy/clean technology venture investing.  

He has authored several published papers on Global Unconventional/Shale Gas, LNG, Smart Grids and Wind Energy. He has chaired several prestigious UN Conferences on Energy Policy and Trade.  

Prior to founding EnerStrat Consulting in London in 2003, he was an expert consultant in the global energy practice of McKinsey and Company based in London between the years 1995-2003. Prior to McKinsey, he worked as a TQM/ISO-9000 Champion and a Project Engineer in India.  

Ashutosh is an electrical engineering graduate of The Victoria Jubilee Technological Institute, University of Mumbai. 

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