Akshima Ghate

RMI India

Akshima Ghate is a Delhi-based Managing Director, where she leads research, analysis, and partner engagement. She provides leadership to RMI India's on-going initiatives with the government agencies at national and sub-national level, which aim to transform mobility trajectory of Indian cities to a shared, clean, and people-centric path. Prior to joining RMI India, Akshima was working as a Senior Fellow and Associate Director at the Transport and Urban Governance Division of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi. At TERI, Akshima led policy research studies focusing on promotion of sustainable and low-carbon development of transport systems for the Govt. of India, state governments, multilateral and bilateral financing agencies and corporate organizations. She has contributed to several important reports of the Government of India and UN. She was a contributing author of the ‘India Transport Report: Moving India to 2032’ prepared by the National Transport Development Policy Committee of the Government of India. She has published several policy briefs, articles, research papers and reports on policy issues related to promotion of sustainable transport. She also serves on several committees set up by the Govt. of India and international agencies.

In the past, Akshima has also been associated with the TERI University as an Associate Faculty and has been taking guest lectures at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, Institute of Urban Transport (India) and International Center for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development (iCED), Jaipur.


  • Master's in planning with specialization in Environmental Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India
  • Bachelor of Planning, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, India

Key Awards

  • Goodwill ambassador, Spain-India Council Foundation
  • Lee Schipper Memorial Scholarship for Sustainable Transport and Energy Efficiency