Vignesh Gowrishkankar

Associate Director
Natural Resources Defense Council

Vignesh Gowrishankar currently explores policies and programs designed to promote electric vehicles, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and other clean energy technologies, and to enhance the electrical grid. He also teaches clean energy at the NYU Stern School of Business. Before joining NRDC, Gowrishankar spent two years in Melbourne, Australia, where he served as a senior policy adviser on climate change preparedness and mitigation at the Department of Premier and Cabinet for the state of Victoria. He also worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University researching solar cellsĀ and graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, India. He is based in NRDC's New York City office.