Kartikeya Singh

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Energy Security and Climate Change Program and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies

Dr. Kartikeya Singh is director of programmes at the SED Fund, where he manages the portfolio to support energy transition efforts around the world. To inform his strategies, he leverages his extensive experience being in or engaging with government, research institutions, intergovernmental organizations, civil society, and industries in the sustainable development sector. He has also traveled from the Arctic to the Antarctic exploring the challenges of energy geopolitics in a changing climate. Previously, Kartikeya was a senior fellow and deputy director at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) where he was charged with leading the Engaging Indian States initiative. There, in addition to translating the nuances of the political economy of Indian states and center-state relations for the foreign policy and business community, he developed new strategies and created new networks to bolster public and private sector engagement with Indian states. Specifically, he designed and led two separate initiatives at CSIS focused on energy and healthcare engagement with Indian states and an additional project focused on higher education cooperation between the United States and India. Kartikeya holds a B.S. in ecology and sustainable development, an M.E.Sc. from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.