The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has appointed UltraTech Cement’s Lakshmanan Rajasekar and Schneider Electric’s Gilles Vermot Desroches as new Vice-Chairs of the ICC Commission on Energy and Environment. They will be working alongside the current Chair, Siemen’s Sustainability Director Kersten-Karl Barth, and Vice-Chairs Martina Bianchini, Advisor at Virtual Collaboration, and Wendy Poulton, General Manager – Organisational Strategy at Eskom.
Mr Rajasekar is Head of Technology and Sustainability at Indian cement giant UltraTech, as well as Co-Chair of the Environment Committee and a member of the Climate Change Committee of the federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
“Global implementation of resource and energy efficient technologies and solutions are critical to the success of sustainable and inclusive growth,” said Mr Rajasekar. “I am therefore happy to join the officers of the Commission on Environment and Energy, which plays an important role in infusing the international debate with business views from emerging market economies.”
Mr Desroches is Senior Vice-President of Sustainability at Schneider Electric. His previous experience includes serving as president of an NGO and within a Minister Cabinet in France.
“I am honoured to be named Vice-Chair of the commission,” stated Mr Desroches. “For many decades, the ICC Commission on Environment and Energy has had a solid track record in the field of climate change and energy. The commission is ideally positioned to further advance the interests of its members in this crucial area, especially also in the forthcoming United Nations climate negotiations in Paris in 2015.”
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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