Energy Sector Strategy and Policy

United States

IEDM Area of Expertise
Economic Development - Energy

Mr. Farhandi is an energy expert with over 37 years experience in the field of energy and infrastructure, including 25 years with the World Bank. He is currently an independent advisor on energy sector strategy and policy.

He has participated in and managed the implementation of energy projects and the sector policy dialogue with governments in 30 countries in East Asia, Africa, Latin America, Central Asia and Middle East. Prior to his retirement from the World Bank, Mr. Farhandi was the Acting Director of the Energy and Mining Sector for the East Asia and Pacific region of the World Bank. In that capacity he oversaw the Bank’s energy lending operations for the region, and helped develop energy policies and strategies for 10-12 East Asian countries (including China, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam). Throughout his long carrier, he has advised the various governments in various regions of the world on strategies and policies regarding pricing, regulations, investment, finances, institutional building, environmental and social protection, restructuring and privatization involving electricity, gas, oil and renewable energy.

Mr. Farhandi is a Chatham House Fellow, and a Senior Advisor to the Jackson Hole Center for Global Affairs. He holds a BS degree in Engineering, and studied Political Science and Economics towards a Master degree.