Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
Ashok Sarkar is a Senior Energy Specialist involved in strategic efforts for scaling up energy efficiency operations and finance in the World Bank’s Global Energy Practice, based in Washington DC. He had established the Energy Efficiency Community of Practice of the Bank and had led it for 7 years, until 2013. Ashok had also worked in Asian Development Bank in Manila; US Agency for International Development, and in RMA, a US-based international energy consulting firm. With over 22 years of experience in over 35 countries, he is currently engaged in energy operations in India, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia. After his undergraduate engineering degree from the University of Delhi, he worked with BHEL-India, designing thermal power stations. He has a MS in Energy Planning and Policy from the Asian Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He has been a regular visiting faculty at the annual energy summer program of the University of Oslo, and served as a member of UNFCCC’s CDM Methodologies Panel in 2005-2007. He is currently the chair of the UNEP’s U4E-enlighten International Experts Task Force of LED Lighting and Controls.