Leena Pishe Thomas

Your Global Bridger in India

Leena Pishe Thomas began her international business career more than 17 years ago promoting industrial and commercial relations between companies in India and France for the Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in India. From 2000 to 2005, she was In-Country Program Manager for USAID/Alliance to Save Energy in India and Sri Lanka. She set up the offices, built and managed the team, and developed and implemented energy efficiency projects for the municipal sector in both countries.

From 2007-2009, she worked for the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) of the William J. Clinton Foundation as Country Program Director and City Director in Delhi. She managed offices and staff in multiple locations in India and developed and implemented numerous projects in energy efficiency. In 2009 she established her own consulting firm, Global Business Inroads, which assists and serves government, NGO’s, financial institutions, multilateral and bilateral funding agencies, and private sector organizations with their project development and international business needs.

Recognizing Leena’s accomplishments, in 2010 the U.S. State Department selected her for the government’s International Visitors Leadership Program in the Clean Energy and Climate Change category.

Leena has a B.A. degree (with Honors) in History and Economics from the prestigious Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. She also studied business management at ICFAL in Hyderabad, completed the Certified Energy Manager’s Course of the Association of Energy Engineers, and attended the Eurochambres Academy in Brussels to study doing business with Europe.