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Posted: January 22, 2008
Nanostellar CEO to Address Members of World Economic Forum on 'Green' Job-Growth Initiatives
(Nanowerk News) Nanostellar CEO Pankaj Dhingra will join a list of distinguished
panelists at the World Economic Form in Davos, Switzerland, to
address the entrepreneurial opportunities created by global
warming. The panel, which takes place January 24, 2008, will
turn its attention to the opportunities that the development and
growth of "green" initiatives can play in job creation and
Titled "Green Jobs: Putting Climate Change to Work," the panel
will explore the prospects for job growth in different
industries and regions, and the roles that business can play by
partnering in investment and skills development. Bjorn Stigson,
president of the World Business Council for Sustainable
Development, will act as moderator. Other panel speakers
include Richard Lambert, Director-General, Confederation of
British Industry (CBI), United Kingdom; Guy Ryder, General
Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC),
Belgium; Juan Somavia, Director-General, International Labour
Organization (ILO), Geneva; and Achim Steiner, Executive
Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Nairobi.
Nanostellar, honored by the World Economic Forum as a Technology
Pioneer 2008, develops nanomaterial-based catalysts used to
clean up noxious exhaust emissions from diesel engines and
reduce automotive pollution.
Dhingra will also write a daily blog entry from Davos during the
duration of the World Economic Forum (January 23-27) on
Greentech Media (http://www.greentechmedia.com/blogs-home.html).
Location and Time: The panel is part of the World Economic Forum's annual meeting,
which takes place in Davos, Switzerland, January 23-27, 2008.
The panel presentation "Putting Climate Change to Work" is
slated for January 24 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM at the Hotel
Waldhuus in Davos.
Biography of Pankaj Dhingra
Pankaj Dhingra has more than 25 years of experience, including managing
a technology startup and a $650 million global automotive components
business. His functional experience spans finance, strategic planning,
mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing with Delphi, General Motors
and Unisys. During his tenure at Delphi, he managed the company's
automotive battery business and delivered substantial revenue and profit
growth. Prior to joining Nanostellar, Pankaj served as President of Ener1,
Inc.'s Energy Division, an alternative energy technologies company. Pankaj
has BS in Electrical Engineering from India and MBA in Marketing and
Finance from Columbia University.
Nanostellar, Inc. provides diesel automotive and stationary power
industries with nano-engineered catalyst materials that reduce exhaust
emissions and increase the effectiveness of precious metals in catalysts.
Focusing on the fields of quantum computational nanoscience, chemistry,
materials science, and chemical engineering, Nanostellar utilizes Rational
Catalyst Design, which combines computational approaches with targeted
experiments, to accelerate the development of materials. The World Economic
Forum recognized the company's "life-changing technology innovation,"
honoring Nanostellar as a 2008 Technology Pioneer. Headquartered in Redwood
City, California, Nanostellar is funded by premier investors including 3i,
Khosla Ventures, Monitor Ventures, Firelake Capital Management LLC, and
AsiaTech Management. For more information, visit