Dhiraj Santdasani serves as C40’s Technical Advisor, Waste and Methane, leading the delivery of the Global Methane Hub project in India and exploring avenues to expand our waste work in the region. He is a passionate environmentalist, dedicated to working in climate action planning. Before joining C40, he served as an Associate at NITI Aayog, the Indian government’s top policy think tank, for four years leading flagship projects focused on knowledge creation and capacity building, such as the Waste-Wise Cities report, Sustainable Urban Plastic Waste Management handbook, and a best practice report on Urban Sanitation business models in India. Additionally, he worked with the team responsible for designing the Circular Economy Mission at NITI Aayog, and also collaborated with stakeholders to establish the Circular Economy Committee for Solid and Liquid Waste under this mission. Dhiraj has represented India at several international youth forums. Dhiraj holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering & Project Management from the University of Leeds, UK, as the recipient of the university’s Dean International Scholarship and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Construction from CEPT University in Ahmedabad.
Dhiraj loves playing cricket, swimming, and cooking a variety of pasta dishes.