Rahul Walawalkar is President & MD of Customized Energy Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. He leads the Emerging Technologies practice for Customized Energy Solutions globally with focus on energy storage, renewables, demand response and smart grid technologies. Rahul is Executive Director of India Energy Storage Alliance. He was a Board member for Energy Storage Association, USA during 2009-15. In 2014, he was nominated as part of Standing Committee on Energy Storage and Hybrid systems by MNRE. He is leading MOVE initiative of IESA with a goal of building robust ecosystem for EV manufacturing in India. Rahul holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.