Ashok Sarkar has been managing energy efficiency analytical, advisory and financing operations in the World Bank’s Global Energy Practice, based in Washington DC, since 2005. With over 22 years of experience in over 35 countries, he is currently supporting clean energy advisory and financing operations in India, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Yemen and Poland. He had earlier worked in the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines; US Agency for International Development in India, and in RMA, a Madison, Wisconsin-based international clean energy consulting firm. Some of his past accomplishments include designing and/or implementing large-scale energy efficiency programs in countries like Uganda, Rwanda, China, Armenia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Mexico. A mechanical engineer by undergraduate training from the Delhi College of Engineering (India), Ashok started his early professional career in BHEL, India in mid-1980s, designing thermal power stations. He obtained a masters degree in Energy Planning and Policy from the Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), and a Ph.D. from the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Ashok had established the World Bank’s Energy Efficiency Community of Practice in 2006 and had managed it for seven years. He had also served as a member of UNFCCC’s CDM Methodologies Panel in 2005-2007 and, more recently, he had chaired UNEP’s U4E-enlighten International Experts Task Force on LED Lighting and Controls. He has published over 50 papers and delivered 125+ presentations.