Kirtan Sahoo is an energy, environment and climate change specialist with more than 20 years of professional experience. Presently, he is the Portfolio Lead for the Results Based Finance Team in the Climate and Carbon Finance Unit of the World Bank. He has worked on energy, environment and climate change cross-cutting issues in several countries in South Asia, Africa and East Asia regions, at the World Bank. His focus in the past few years has been on developing and analyzing innovative business models in the area of energy access involving private sector and climate finance. Prior to joining the Bank in January, 2004, he was working in the Environment Management and Decentralized Infrastructure Unit of Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) in India, a company that financed infrastructure projects, primarily developed by the private sector. He holds M.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, and was a Senior Research Fellow at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also studied Environmental Management at the University of Manchester as a British Chevening Fellow.