Senior Energy Specialist
Yabei Zhang is a Senior Energy Specialist of the World Bank Group. Since she joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 2008, Yabei has managed energy projects in the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) region as well as in the Europe and the Central Asia region, with a focus on household energy and energy efficiency.
She has led the regional flagship program EAP Clean Stove Initiative with country programs in China, Mongolia, Indonesia, and Lao PDR, and coordinated efficient and clean heating projects in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. She now leads the Efficient and Clean Cooking and Heating Program at the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). Prior to joining the World Bank, Yabei worked at the Joint Global Change Research Institute. She holds a PhD in Economics from University of Maryland, College Park, and a Master in City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.