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Mohinder Gulati

Mohinder Gulati

Former Chief Operating Officer, Sustainable Energy for All and former Advisor (Energy), World Bank

Mohinder Gulati held the position of Advisor (Energy) at the World Bank and that of Chief Operating Officer Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) with the United Nations before retiring in December 2015. At Sustainable Energy for All- an initiative of the United Nations Secretary General- he was a strategic advisor to the CEO and supported day-to-day operations. Through his work on the Finance Committee of the SE4All Advisory Board, co-chaired by the President of Brazilian National Development Bank and Chairman Bank of America Merrill Lynch, he made a significant contribution to the Finance for Development Conference in in Addis Ababa in 2015 and to the inclusion of energy in the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals. He has authored two World Bank reports on energy-water agriculture nexus titled “Direct Delivery of Power Subsidy to Agriculture in India” piloted by Punjab as “Paani Bachao, Paisa Kamao” and another report titled “Grow Solar, Save Water, Double Farmer Income”.


In South Asia region Mohinder Gulati led strategic dialogue and investment programs to support power sector reforms, policy, legal and regulatory framework, unbundling and corporatization of several Indian state-owned power utilities. In East Asia, he led the dialogue on establishing a regional electricity market in Greater Mekong Sub-region, managed a 1100 MW cross-border export-driven private sector hydropower project (Nam Theun 2); in South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia), he managed policy dialogue, project development and implementation, and partnership with key development partner and worked closely with the European Commission.

He is a graduate in Management (Harvard and Delhi University), Physics (Delhi University), and Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.

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