Sudha Mahalingam has been specializing in India’s energy security for over two decades. As Member of India’s National Security Advisory Board, she provided policy inputs to India’s Prime Minister through the National Security Advisor. As an energy regulator, she is entrusted with the responsibility of regulating India’s hydrocarbon sector. She is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Delft University, The Netherlands. Her areas of interest include energy geopolitics, energy security, energy policy, reforms, energy markets and energy regulation.
Prior to her current assignment, Sudha Mahalingam held the prestigious Senior Fellowship at the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum & Library, New Delhi, India where she contributed to shaping the country’s discourse on energy security. In 2007, Sudha was awarded the first K.Subrahmanyam award for excellence in strategic studies by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, India’s leading strategic studies think-tank.