An all India rank holding Chartered Accountant armed with a Law degree Shri Suresh Prabhu is amongst those admirable names in public life with emphasis and jest for academics. The same zeal drives him presently to pursue two PhD.programs in climate change and economics in Germany and Mumbai, India respectively.
Before being inducted into the cabinet of Modi government, Mr. Prabhu served as the Power minister, where he won kudos for imparting a new dynamism to the functioning of Power ministry. During 1998 to 2004, he was rated amongst its best performers, has served as Industry Minister, Minister of Environment and Forests, Minister of Fertilizers & Chemicals, Power, Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises.
He also headed a high-level Advisory Group for Integrated Development of Power, Coal and Renewable Energy for reforms in the power sector, and is working on or is a member of over a dozen major international organizations and panels.