Director, Energy & Environment
Suresh Kotla is the Director of Energy & Environment at the Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC). In this role, he leads the energy, and environment practice and has over 20+ years of experience in the energy transition, air pollution, climate change mitigation and adaptation, green buildings, environmental safeguards, community resilience, and sustainability sectors. A champion for harnessing the power of markets, Suresh’s leadership created ISC’s EHS+ program in India and has become one of the leading sustainability and environmental organizations working with industries, cities, and communities, implementing projects on aspects ranging from energy efficiency, decentralized renewable energy, supply chain sustainability, air pollution, and green jobs. He has focused national and regional attention on energy efficiency, environmental challenges, worker and community health, industry and community symbiosis. Before joining ISC, Suresh headed the India division of Vision Pacific Group, offering services in manufacturing, design and engineering, project management, investments, and finance to clients in China, India, Australia, London, France, and North America. In addition to this experience, he has worked with nonprofits for nine years on community development initiatives.
Suresh holds a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from Bharathiar University, a post-graduate diploma in Urban Environmental Management and Law from National Law University, and a bachelor’s degree in Science from Mumbai University, majoring in physics & electronic instrumentation. He is an Indian Green Building Council Accredited Professional and a PMI certified Project Management Professional (PMP).