Mr. Kapil is the Director in the Ministry of Coal for the government of India. He has 16 years of experience in finance management, government accounting, public policy formulation and execution. He has represented India in China, the Czech Republic, South Africa, the USA and Australia to encourage international cooperation in mining, energy and investments. In his current role, he is responsible for formulating policies for India’s energy security including policies for pricing of coal, royalty to states, illegal mining of coal, licensing policy, reopening/closure of mines and regulatory authority and compliance. He has taken the lead for disinvestment of government stakes in Public Sector Units of the Ministry of Coal and has drafted the statute and policy for auction/allocation of coal mines. In 2009, he was the recipient of the National Award for Outstanding Service conferred by the Ministry of Railways. He earned an Honour’s Degree in Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics and a specialist certificate in Finance and Government Accounting from the National Institute of Finance Management in India. During his fellowship at the University of Minnesota, he will study global change and public policy to identify strategies to reform the public sector.