Dr. Venkata Ramana Putti is the Program Manager of the Climate and Carbon Finance unit at the World Bank since June 2015. His previous positions at the World Bank Group include leadership of the Carbon Finance Assist program, and the Energy Access portfolio of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP). Before the World Bank, he held senior executive positions at UNDP/GEF, Winrock International and TERI, managing national/global clean energy and environment program portfolios. Dr. Putti has authored and edited over 80 publications including books, peer-reviewed articles and technical reports. He holds degrees in civil engineering and business management and a Ph.D. in energy studies.