Mr. Pradeep Tharakan has over 17 years of experience focused on global energy and environmental issues. Mr. Tharakan has worked for the ADB since 2010. His primary expertise is in the origination, financing, and delivery of large-scale clean energy investment programs in the public sector; the fostering of inter-governmental and public-private partnerships for effective development action; and development research. He currently serves as Unit Head, Sovereign Energy Operations, Greater Mekong subregion; and leads ADB’s sovereign lending and policy support for energy activities across Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. He has a PhD in Environmental Science, a MBA, and a master’s degree in Public Administration.