Biraj Gautam has completed his MSc. in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University and Professional Leadership Courses from George Masson University, USA. He has been associated with PEEDA since May 2008 and has been serving PEEDA as an Environmental Manager for past 5 years. Recently, on 8th of July 2016, he has been appointed as chief executive officer of PEEDA. He has gained experiences as an energy and environmental professional working in various projects in the countries like India, Bhutan and USA. His extensive involvement has been for detail study of low head turbines possibility in Nepal, activity leader for research projects on low head turbine and its control system and for the promotion of the technology within Nepal and abroad. He also specializes in coordinating a team of multi-sector, networking, resource mobilization, orientation and supervision of field implementation of the projects. He enjoys volunteering and has been leading and coordinating various events of social cause. He is an alumni of Fk-Norway and CSP-USDoS.