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Name and address

            

Dr. Ashok Sharma, Chief Executive,

Cleantech International Foundation,

52/1, C. R. Park, New Delhi 110019, India.

Phone: 91 98160 77777 

Fax: 91 1792 233755

"mailto:ashokaks@hotmail.com" cleantechfoundation@vsnl.net

 

Qualification

B.Sc., B.E. (mech.), M.A. (Ec.), M.I.E. (mech.), Ph.D.

Awarded Doctor of Engg.  by Kyoto University, March 2003

 

Professional Training

Attended a large number of professional training programs around the globe on subjects related to project identification, formulation and evaluation, technology transfer, productivity, environmental management, etc. organized by various international organizations. Significant amongst these are listed as follows:

1.      Short Course in Project Identification, Formulation and Appraisal from National Institute of Extension Education in Industrial Engineering, Bombay 1976.

2.      Short Course in Program Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT) from National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training (NISIET), Hyderabad, India 1983.

3.      APO-ADB training course in Project Formulation and Implementation, Manila & Tokyo 1984.

4.      CBI multi-location training on trade & technology cooperation France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg 1985. 

5.      APO observation mission on quality systems to Japan & Taiwan 1992.

6.      World Bank training program on Environmental Policy & Management, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, 1994.

7.      APO training program on Resource Conservation and Environmental Management, Tokyo 1995.

8.      USAEP short training course on Cleaner Production in Textile Industry, University of North Carolina, Raleigh, USA 1996.

9.      APO-ACTIM Environmental Technology Mission, France 1996.

10.  APO workshop on Green Productivity, Bangkok 1997.

11.  APO workshop on Resource Conservation and Environmental Management, IPC Shonnan 1998.

 

Job experience

1974 to 1976:

Worked as industrial engineer in private sector for two years after graduating in engineering in the year 1974. The assignments included, productivity measurement, industrial engineering planning and manufacturing engineering related to tool room and machine building in addition to cutting tools manufacturing.

 1976 to 1993:

Joined the state department of industries, Government of Himachal Pradesh in 1976 as a Senior Technical Officer in charge of investment promotion in the medium and large industries sector. Assignments included project counseling and evaluation, industrial policy formulation and review, administration of incentives for investment promotion, development planning for new industrial infrastructure, entrepreneur ship training, technology up-gradation and other promotional activities.            

1993 to 1999:

Served the State Pollution Control Board as its Member Secretary for a term of five years. The assignment included discharge of regulatory functions like enforcement of environmental protection laws, laying down air and water quality standards and seeking compliance of emission standards, assessing environmental impact of projects and statutory clearance, spreading environmental awareness and mass education, counseling on emerging environmental technologies etc. During this term brought about revolutionary changes in the environ-management approach of the PCB from regulatory to promotional one. Introduced the concept of industrial consultancy in a regulatory set up to work hand in hand with industry to launch a pioneering concept of 'CLEANTECH' which was a unique initiative to bring about changes in manufacturing processes so as to reduce pollution at source through low cost innovation and in-process recycling aimed at ZERO DISCHARGE.                   

The concept found worldwide acknowledgement resulting into a large number of success stories of industries achieving zero discharge thus progressing beyond compliance in environ management effecting pollution control at profit. CLEANTECH has, over the years, evolved into a strategic environ-management tool to enhance eco-efficiency & bring about magical turnaround in the financial performance of implementing companies. 

Current Involvement since 1999:  

Received JSPS Rompaku fellowship for doctoral research in cleaner production technologies based at the Kyoto University. Recently accomplished advance research on pollution prevention potential of Indian industries incorporating opportunity assessment for transfer of environmental technologies and was awarded ‘Doctor of Engineering’ in environmental technology. Undertook extensive shop floor industrial consultancy for implementation of zero emission technologies and development of Cleantech modules for a large number of highly polluting process industries. Was fielded as an APO expert on Asian green productivity movement to present case studies at the 2002 Stockholm Water Symposium. Invited by SIWI, made a plenary address to the symposium on his original concept of virtual waterless manufacturing as a strategic response to global water crisis.  

During this period, Cleantech as a concept found worldwide acknowledgement resulting into a large number of success stories of industries achieving zero discharge thus progressing beyond compliance in environ management effecting pollution control at profit. CLEANTECH over the years, evolved into a strategic environ-management tool to enhance eco-efficiency & bring about magical turnaround in the financial performance of implementing companies. This led to the promotion of Cleantech International Foundation as a collective non-profit initiative of stakeholders like technology users, developers, experts, academicians and my own client industries involving me as the Chief Executive. In addition to such whole time involvement with Cleantech International Foundation, I am also functioning as secretary of the Himachal Productivity Council, a non-profit voluntary organization affiliated to the Asian Productivity network.  

Currently involved in non profit training, consultancy and research activity worldwide to spread the message of Cleantech for global environmental management, I have personally organized over 100 training events on issues related to productivity, technology, environment, industry, entrepreneurship and innovation management.

Professional Activities: Actively involved with a large number of voluntary organizations. Some of the important international organizations include;

1.      Water Environment Federation, U.S.A.

2.      Institution of Engineers (India) as Honorary Secretary of HP State Center for six years

3.      Founder Secretary of Himachal Productivity Council, India

4.      Principal Director, Center for Environmental Education & Research, Shimla, India.