As Regional Representative (Asia-Pacific), Regional Engagement in Legal, Policy, and Markets, Ashok looks after the day-to-day activities of the Validation and Verification Body performance by conducting on-site visits, identifying training gaps, etc. He further provides training programs for VVBs and supports PMT and LPMT teams for project review.

Mr. Ashok Kumar is a postgraduate in Energy and Environment from the School of Energy and Environmental Studies (SEES, Indore, India). He has 20 years of experience in the Validation and Verification of CDM, VCS, and GS projects, EIA, Safety Audit, Water Audit, Energy Audit and Assurance to Sustainability Report and GHG Inventories. In the Validation and Verification of CDM, VCS, and GS projects, he worked as a team leader and Independent Technical Reviewer (ITR) for renewable and waste management projects in India and South East Asia. He also has rich experience in project development under CDM and VCS Mechanisms. Before joining Verra, he worked for URS, RINA, IIT, Roorkee, Verve Consulting and Ministry of Environment, forest and Climate Change. He has working experience in countries like Viet Nam, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Oman, and Italy.

Mr. Ashok has extensive experience in water auditing and water conservation projects under Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS). Mr. Ashok is an accredited professional from Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS). He has conducted many training programs on water audits for Indian Aviation Academy and Private Organizations.

He is a Lead Auditor for ISO 14064, ISO 14001 and completed GRI training on Sustainability Reporting. He is trained on ESG reporting by NPC.

Mr. Ashok is very fond of business networking, listening to music, traveling to natural scenic places, reading literature books, and discussing current environmental issues.