Hemant is an acclaimed expert in the area of sustainability and the Circular Economy and works extensively on global initiatives with the UN, World Bank, and international agencies.
Hemant is based in Australia and in a career spanning 28 years he has worked for large corporations, governments, peak industry bodies, non-government organizations, municipal corporations, community groups and venture capital investors. Notable entities he has been affiliated with include the United Nations, the Government of South Australia, BHP Billiton, Santos, SA Water, Worley Parsons, City of Salisbury, Siemens, and the University of Adelaide.
Hemant has covered diverse sectors and specialties that include water, waste, renewable energy, mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, food, major infrastructure, and education delivering inventive environmental programs and projects of significant scale, sensitivity and impact.
Hemant is founder of Circular Economy Alliance Australia (CEAA), a global coalition for leadership and capacity building in the Circular Economy. CEAA is now connected to more than 13,000 heads of organizations, senior leaders, CEO’s, top executives, Mayors, and sustainability leaders across the world.
Hemant is an Executive Advisor to Green Industries South Australia and an Environmental Specialist appointed to the UN Consultant Panel. He has developed the iconic ‘Global Leadership Program on the Circular Economy’, an executive leadership program in collaboration with UNCRD and the South Australian Government.
Hemant recently worked with the World Bank on the Smart Republic 2019 Forum, a Multi Partner global forum to deliberate on the collaboration framework between government and multiple agencies like the World Bank, UN Habitat, UN Global Compact, Asian Development Bank, Industry, and academia for achieving shared goal of making India a Smart Republic by 2022.
Hemant is a prolific public speaker, a passionate advocate for collaboration between governments, agencies, experts, and communities to solve complex environmental issues. He is actively involved in international trade missions, conferences, and seminars.