Name: SUNDER SUBRAMANIAN
Current Organization: Gurgaon
Current Designation: Independent International Development & Infrastructure Consultant/Advisor
Until recently Sunder was an Adviser in Development Consulting at ICRA Management Consulting Services Ltd (IMaCS), a cutting edge, trans-disciplinary consulting firm. Sunder worked across IMaCS's consulting groups/verticals, including International Development, Infrastructure, Urban Development, Energy, and Corporate Sector, providing consulting/advisory leadership to many mandates, as well as team support to many others for a range of multilateral, bilateral, and other clients including UNICEF, The World Bank, ADB, Water and Sanitation Program South Asia, DFID, KfW, USAID, WASTE, and various governments and government organisations at national and subnational levels. Previously (and currently) he was an independent development researcher and consultant, and worked with a range of clients including multilateral and bilateral development aid agencies including DFID, UNICEF, NORAD, WSP-SA, and occasionally, other agencies such as the India Canada Environment Facility, and WaterAid. Sunder brings a strong track record of recent and current projects in India and elsewhere, and has worked on multiple sectoral verticals in the International Development space since 1996, and has played leadership roles in various mandates and as key team member in many others. He has over 20 years of highly multi-disciplinary experience including with academia, industry, the non-profit sector, development research and consulting. Sunder's research/consulting domains include Water, Wastewater, & Sanitation; Urban Development, Infrastructure & Planning; Investment Climate and Analyses; PPP; Regulatory Regimes; Climate Change & Adaptation; mountain development and systems, Environmental & Public Health; Environment and Livelihoods; Indigenous Peoples and Systems, NRM, Renewable Energy, ICT4D, Biological Diversity, Landscapes, Protected Areas and Conservation, CSR and CR, KM and KM4D. Sunder's primary functional consulting areas/interests include Policy Research & Analyses; Sector Studies, Regulatory Governance and Research; Programme Design and Management; M&E. He has a wide range of interests including policy and regulatory reforms, global sustainability, climate change, climate impacts, and adaptation, economics of development, international relations, natural history, and wildlife ecology, among others. Sunder is also an avid photographer. Sunder's research/consulting sectoral portfolio and expertise spans the development spectrum and includes water supply, sanitation and related public health and epidemiological issues, emergencies, relief and rehabilitation, environmental health, information and communication technologies (ICTs), energy, education, human rights (especially relating to women and children), policy research and analyses, and program/project design and management, monitoring and evaluation, among others. Sunder has a wide range of interests including global sustainability, economics of development, international relations, natural history, wildlife ecology, and also the mathematics of chaos, fuzzy logic and fuzzy theories, artificial intelligence, and theoretical and experimental high energy physics. He is also an avid mountaineer, trekker, photographer, and his hobbies include reading (both non-fiction and fiction) and writing. He is also interested in music (hindustani classical and jazz).