Gauri Jauhar

IHS Markit

Executive Director, Energy Research & Analysis

Gauri Jauhar is a Director, India Consulting and Research, in the IHS Markit Energy-Wide Perspectives group. Ms. Jauhar’s primary responsibilities include conceptualizing and leading consulting projects related to Indian energy policy development, advocating for market opening, and utilizing global energy best practices to create a competitive Indian energy sector. She mentors a growing team of researchers across the energy value chain and represents IHS Markit in various industry bodies. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Ms. Jauhar was a commercial advisor at BP in India, where she was the gas policy lead for a multidisciplinary team leading BP’s gas reform advocacy efforts in India and represented the company in industry associations. She also created a system for tracking key stakeholders in the gas-consuming sectors and the policy and opinion space and was part of the multidisciplinary team that prepared BP’s India Strategic Framework. Prior to joining BP, Ms. Jauhar was a senior consultant at PFC Energy (now IHS Markit), leading the company’s business in India and Singapore. Her focus was on upstream and gas markets, country risk, and strategy projects. In her analytical roles, she led financial and strategic analysis of key oil and gas players. Previously, Ms. Jauhar was a research associate at the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi. She coauthored a paper for the Asian Development Bank, “India’s Macro-Stabilization Policy in 1990s: A Review and Assessment,” published in the book The Indian State in Transition. Based in New Delhi, Ms. Jauhar holds an MBA from The Johns Hopkins University, an MS from Radford University, and an MA from the Delhi School of Economics.


Monday, October 14

Tuesday, October 15

  • 02:00pm - 02:45pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    Power Sector Reliability: Role of gas & renewables in India

    India is preparing for a lower-carbon energy future underpinned by the government’s aim to set up 500GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030. As renewable energy sources grow in the mix, it will be important for India to consider back-up generation sources such as natural gas in its national electricity plan. Will expansion of renewable power drive the growth of gas-based power in India? What policies and business models will serve to grow the share of gas in India’s highly price-sensitive market? What lessons can be learned from countries where gas-renewable integration was successfully achieved?

  • 04:15pm - 05:00pm

    Concurrent Plenary

    Diversity & Inclusion in India’s Energy Sector

    Creating a diverse workforce is in the interest of every company in every sector around the world. Despite an industry-wide focus on increasing the representation of women and minorities in the energy sector, participation remains low. A diverse work force is important for the industry as it faces the dual challenges of more energy and less carbon. How can energy companies make their workforce more diverse? What human resources practices are needed in India as it promotes diversity and inclusion in the energy industry? How can India make use of its “demographic dividend”?