Victor B. Loksha is a Senior Energy Consultant active in three Regional departments of the World Bank (Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and Europe and Central Asia). He joined the World Bank in 1995 and led a number of operational and analytical activities in various units of the Bank.
In his latest staff position as a Senior Energy Economist with the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), Victor conducted numerous reviews of grant proposals for activities focusing on Energy Sector Governance, Markets and Planning. He also led the organization of several knowledge exchange events for ESMAP’s Energy Subsidy Reform technical assistance facility and supported the Energy Economics, Markets and Institutions Global Solutions Group in the knowledge project on Rethinking Power Sector Reform.
Previously, he has led analytical work on International Experience with Private Sector Participation in Electric Power Grids, Open Access to Transmission and Distribution Systems in the Electricity Sector, and Analytical Tools for Low-Carbon Development. He has also contributed to ESMAP’s renewable energy work, including the publication of the Handbook on Planning and Financing Geothermal Power.
Victor has a Ph.D in Environmental Economics from Moscow State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.