Atanu Mukherjee is CEO of Dastur Energy Inc., a TX based energy technology firm. He works in the energy, materials, and commodity industry globally in areas including strategy, technology, engineering, operations, and finance. He works at the highest levels with national and international enterprises and interacts at the apex levels with the Governments and the national and international institutions on energy transition challenges, industrial strategy, carbon, and climate engineering. In the recent past, he has been working with the US Department of Energy, The US National Carbon Capture Center, Govt. of India and Govt of UAE on the policy, technology and economics of gasification, methanol, hydrogen and related carbon capture mechanisms for low carbon fuels, clean power, clean chemicals, clean steel, and the oil and gas industries. Atanu also advises international private equity firms and investors on asset revitalization, M&As and investment strategies for energy and commodity related businesses.
Prior to working in the energy sector, Atanu was in senior leadership positions at Microsoft Corporation in Redmond, WA and Digital Equipment Corporation in Boston, MA.
Atanu holds a joint graduate degree in Engineering and Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Engineering and The MIT Sloan School of Management. He was also a Research Fellow at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory where his team’s pioneering research laid the groundwork for powering core components of today’s Internet infrastructure. He has close to 50 publications in energy, materials, economics and computer science and he holds multiple patents.
Atanu is an avid golfer, a pianist and a private pilot and shares his time between Austin, TX and Kolkata, India.