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Mr Mahesh Sugathan
Senior Advisor & Member

Mahesh SUGATHAN is a Principal Consultant at Mahesh Sugathan and Associates providing consulting services on trade, renewable energy policy, investment and business-related issues for think-tanks, international organisations and business. He is also a Senior Research Fellow with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) in Geneva working on trade, climate change and sustainable energy issues.  Prior to this, Mr Sugathan worked as a Programme Coordinator for Economics and Trade Policy Analysis at ICTSD, and has also been a consultant at the World Bank’s South Asia Regional Office in India. He has also consulted for various other international organisations including the International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the ACP Secretariat.


Mr Sugathan is also a Member of the Trust of Sanathana Public School, Kerala, India. He was also involved in a voluntary initiative to teach slum children in New Delhi. Mr. Sugathan has a Masters’ degree in International Law and Economics from the World Trade Institute in Bern. In addition, Mr. Sugathan completed undergraduate and graduate studies in Economics and International Relations at the University of Kerala and the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India. He also pursued a summer-school programme at the London School of Economies in Environmental Economics and Econometrics. In addition, he holds an M.Phil in European studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Mr. Sugathan is a citizen of India, and lives in Geneva.