Disha is C40’s Senior Manager for Private Building Decarbonization. In this role, she works with cities to accelerate the implementation of energy efficiency and building decarbonization measures in private sector buildings. She has previously acted as the Senior Programme Manager of Clean Energy, where she managed the network with the aim of supporting cities to plan and implement ambitious energy programmes in the view of decarbonizing electricity, heating and cooling.

Prior to joining C40, Disha was at the International Energy Agency, where she was the energy efficiency coordinator for India. In this role, she worked on a wide range of topics, including buildings, industrial and transport energy efficiency, and supported the IEA in developing the roadmap for energy-efficient residential buildings in India-timelines towards net zero buildings and construction, developing a policy package for mainstreaming energy efficiency in the textile sector. She also supported the IEA in drafting an energy-efficient stimulus recovery plan for India.

Disha holds a Master’s degree in Energy Systems from the Indian Institute of Technology and is an electrical engineering graduate.