Ankan De

By Charlotte Owen-Burge | July 25, 2023

Ankan De has more than 11 years of experience working in the Public Sector. He is based out of New Delhi, India. While he has worked in a diverse range of areas, he has specialisation in the areas of Water (Hydrology), Environment/Climate change, Geospatial/Remote Sensing Technologies, and Emerging Technologies. He has worked across a range of different sectors where he has functionally supported activities pertaining to Natural Resource Management, Quantitative Modelling, Governance, Data Collection and Systems, IT Systems Design, Innovation and Technology Application, Policy Development and Analysis, Human-Technology Interactions, Knowledge Management, Fund Management, Programme/Project Design and Management, and Institutional Reforms. 

He is presently a Senior Manager at EY (India), prior to which he was an Innovation Lead at NITI Aayog (the Government of India’s Central Think Tank). He has previously worked for the World Bank (IBRD), GIZ, DST (Government of India), and various state governments (Meghalaya, West Bengal etc.). He had been involved in the establishment of a Climate Change Adaptation Centre (for the Indian North East Region) and has supported various Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Management Projects in differing capacities. He has been a youth Climate Leader and has been involved with the Indian Youth Climate Network for more than 13 years (where he also served on its Board from 2017-2022). He had earlier been involved with the UN Major Group for Children and Youth and was a SustainUS delegate for UNCSD-19 (2011). He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Clemson University and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.