Dr. Ashok Khosla
Development Alternatives Group
Chairman - Development Alternatives Group
Dr. Khosla is the Founder and Chairman of the Development Alternatives Group, a consortium of social enterprises based in India whose mission is to create technologies, businesses and markets for large scale generation of sustainable livelihoods.
During his career spanning over five decades, he has been a board member of many government, industry and NGO bodies in India, including the National Security Advisory Board, the Science Advisory Committee to the Cabinet and the National Environment Council. He was awarded the UNEP Science-Policy Lifetime Award 2016 for his services to the environment, in the betterment to the lives of others. He also received the Zayed International Prize for Scientific and Technological Achievement in Environment. Together with the Development Alternatives Group, he won the United Nations Sasakawa Environment Prize 2002.