Dr. Tara Shirvani currently works for the Africa Transport unit of the World Bank and focuses on low-carbon transport and climate-resilient infrastructure policy decisions. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was based with the United Nations in Iran working on climate change, renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. She couples her international development work with private sector experience at Deutsche Bank and Citigroup. Dr. Shirvani, an Austrian and Iranian national, has earned her Ph.D. in Fuel and Vehicle Technologies from the University of Oxford and her Master’s degree in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge. In 2017 she was awarded with the Female Rising Talent Prize by the Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society and in 2016 with the Forbes 30 under 30 Award.