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Demetrios Papathanasiou

Manager for the Energy and Extractive Global Practice South Asia Region

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Demetrios is the World Bank Manager Energy and Extractive Global Practice South Asia Region, which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. He has worked for more than 17 years with the World Bank Group on energy and infrastructure in several countries of Africa, Latin America, East Europe and the Balkans, and East Asia and the Pacific Islands.

He has contributed to developing energy policies in several countries and worked on power generation projects using diverse technologies: thermal, hydropower, solar, wind, and geothermal. He has led large teams on complex utilities and sector reforms, as well as public-private partnership transactions.

A professional Electrical Engineer, Demetrios holds an MSc in Environmental Technology and a PhD in Energy and the Environment from Imperial College in London, UK.