Ajay Mathur elected as chief of International Solar Alliance

India’s nominee and current director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), Ajay Mathur, has been elected as the new chief of International Solar Alliance (ISA), an inter-governmental body, set up in 2015 as a joint initiative of India and France to accelerate use of safe, sustainable, and affordable solar energy for all.

Mathur will replace the incumbent Upendra Tripathy as new director general of ISA on March 15, 2021. Mathur’s immediate focus will be to identify and mobilise the opportunities and capital to accelerate the solarisation goals in the interim and long-term.