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A truly Circular Economy demands a comprehensive approach to resource efficiency. One that not only addresses the use of raw materials, but also energy sources. Today, renewables like solar and wind energy are becoming increasingly viable alternatives to fossil fuels. To pave the way to a sustainable future, this webinar takes a deep dive into various aspects of the circularity.

In this Expert Series, we have invited panelists from RENERGii Asia, Energy Studies Institute, National University Of Singapore and Energy Institute to provide a good in-depth discussion on Circular Economy.


3 PM - 3:10 PM
Welcome Remarks
Executive Director, SEAS

Chief Technology Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation and Council Member, SEAS
3:10 PM - 3:25 PM
Hungary’s transition towards a green and circular economy - Best practices from Hungary
Ambassador-designate of Hungary to Singapore
3:25 PM - 3:35 PM
Keynote Speaker
Managing Director APAC, Energy Institute
3:35 PM - 4:20 PM
Panel Discussion on Circular Economy
Managing Director, RENERGII AsiaExecutive Director, Energy Studies InstituteDirector, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of SingaporeManaging Director APAC, Energ...
Managing Director, RENERGII Asia

Executive Director, Energy Studies Institute

Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, National University of Singapore

Managing Director APAC, Energy Institute

Chief Technology Officer, Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation and Council Member, SEAS (Moderator)
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4:20 PM - 5 PM
Q & A


  • Kavita Gandhi (Executive Director of Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore)

    Kavita Gandhi

    Executive Director of Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore

    Kavita has more than 15 years’ experience in the environment and development sector. Kavita has been involved in multi-dimensional projects like the United States Asia Environmental Partnership (US_AEP) and was instrumental in setting up the Clean Technology Environmental Management Centre (CTEM) in the Singapore Manufacturers’ Association. She worked with startups and SMEs as a manager of the Singapore Association for Environmental Companies (SAFECO). Kavita has an MSc in Environmental Management from Wye College, University of London.

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  • Dr Sanjay C Kuttan (Chief Technology Officer at Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation)

    Dr Sanjay C Kuttan

    Chief Technology Officer at Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation

    Dr Sanjay Chittaranjan Kuttan, currently the Chief Technology Officer of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation. Prior to GCMD, he was the executive director of the Singapore Maritime Institute and program director of the Smart Multi Energy System project at the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University. He has held various positions across his career since 1994 both in private and public sector.

    His roles in the private sector range from line management (AP Technical Response Manager at ExxonMobil Asia Pacific, 10 years), business development (Business Development Manager at Mobil Oil Australia, 2 years); policy and program management (Energy Market Authority, 2 years) to management consulting (Petroleum Practice Expert/Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, 4 years) and business leadership (Managing Director, Clean Technology Center and Country manager, DNVGL - Energy, 5 years).

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  • H.E. Judit Pach (Ambassador-designate at Embassy of Hungary)

    H.E. Judit Pach

    Ambassador-designate at Embassy of Hungary

    Working in the international relations for 16 years Judit has lately been Hungary’s ambassador in Jakarta where she cooperated with several local NGOs turning the embassy and it’s compound into a green, sustainable space reducing waste, recycling and reusing materials, introducing policies which result in a more sustainable operation. Being herself dedicated to sustainable development she is an authentic speaker to elaborate the support and the policies of the Hungarian government towards circular economy.

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  • Peter Godfrey (Managing Director APAC of Energy Institute)

    Peter Godfrey

    Managing Director APAC of Energy Institute

    Based in Singapore, Peter is the chief representative of the Energy Institute (EI) in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to his role with the EI, Peter has also worked as an independent advisor, consultant and executive coach to a number of organisations and governments agencies on issues related to the energy sector development within the context of the energy transition and decarbonisation and their strategic implications.

    Despite a long career in the oil and gas industry, mainly with BP in upstream oil and gas and energy finance, Peter is now a strong advocate for the energy sector’s need to transition towards a cleaner, greener future. Particular areas of focus include the promotion of resource and operational efficiency through creating a more “circular economy” and recognition of the need to incorporate a more holistic, whole value-chain approach, to dealing with Scope 3 emissions.

    Peter is also actively involved in activities related to promoting the need for, and accelerating the development of, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects, the development of the Hydrogen Economy and the decarbonisation of the hydrocarbon refining and petrochemicals sectors. Within this context, Peter has recently taken on the role of Senior Regional Advisor of Storegga, a leading UK based independent company that is entirely focused on pioneering carbon reduction and removal solutions.

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  • Shiva Susarla (Managing Director of RENERGii Asia)

    Shiva Susarla

    Managing Director of RENERGii Asia

    Shiva is the Founder of RENERGII Asia and Circular Cities Asia. Shiva’s work is anchored around innovation to make Asian cities 3Z- Zero Waste, (net) Zero Carbon and Zero Pollution- urban spaces. Previously, he was involved in early stage clean tech investments and in a research role with the Energy Studies Institute at NUS. He is also an Innovation trainer with ClimateLaunchpad and a Fellow of the prestigious Edmund Hillary Fellowship program.
    Shiva has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science Engineering and an MBA post graduate degree. He has also completed coursework for the M.Eng program at NUS.

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  • Prof Poh Seng Lee (Executive Director of Energy Studies Institute)

    Prof Poh Seng Lee

    Executive Director of Energy Studies Institute

    Dr. Poh Seng (PS) Lee is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He currently serves as the Executive Director of Energy Studies Institute, Director of Singapore Energy Centre, Director of Centre for Energy Research & Technology (CERT) and Programme Director of Cooling Energy Science & Technology Singapore (CoolestSG) national consortium. Prof Lee’s research interests include high performance cooling techniques (in particular single and two-phase microchannel cooling), energy efficient air conditioning and low-grade waste heat recovery. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Energy Institute (EI) and Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES). Prof Lee is passionate about translating R&D outcomes into innovations & enterprises and have founded CoolestDC Pte Ltd to commercialise his group’s liquid cooling solution for sustainable tropical data centres.

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  • Prof Koh Lian Pin (Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions of National University of Singapore)

    Prof Koh Lian Pin

    Director, Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions of National University of Singapore

    Professor Koh Lian Pin has 20 years of international research experience in sustainability and environmental science, having worked in institutions across Europe, Australia, the United States and Singapore.
    He is currently the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Chair Professor of Conservation at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also Director of the Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, and Director of the Tropical Marine Science Institute at NUS.
    Prof. Koh has authored over 140 high-impact scientific publications. He is one of the most highly cited conservation scientists in the world with over 20,000 citations of his research.
    He is the Editor-in-Chief of PLoS Sustainability & Transformation, Editor-in-Chief of Climate Change Ecology, a TEDGlobal and TEDx speaker, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.
    Prof. Koh is also a nominated Member of Parliament for the 14th Parliament of Singapore.

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