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Senior Energy Economist

Venkatachalam Anbumozhi

Senior Energy Economist

Dr Venkatachalam Anbumozhi has published several books, authored numerous research articles and produced many project reports on resource management policies, energy infrastructure design, and private sector participation in Green Growth. Dr Anbumozhi was invited as a member of the APEC Expert Panel on Green Climate Finance and the ASEAN Panel for promoting climate-resilient growth. He has taught resource management, International cooperation and Development Finance at the University of Tokyo and has speaking engagements at some of the leading international organisations. He obtained his PhD from the University of Tokyo.


  • Low-carbon Energy Systems
  • Financing Green Growth
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Climate Change Adaptation



Diploma in Environmental Policy
Columbia University


PhD in Regional Economics and Planning
The University of Tokyo


Diploma in Business Management
La Salle University


MEng in Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology


BS in Agricultural Engineering
Tamilnadu Agricultural University



2008 - 2013

Senior Fellow & Capacity Building Specialist,
Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

2010 - 2011

Member, APEC Study Group on Green Growth

2010 - 2013

Member, Advisory Board,
Asia-Pacific Incubation of Environmental Leaders (APIEL) Program,
University of Tokyo, Japan

2011 - 2012

Special Advisor for Asian Productivity organization (APO)
in the Climate Change project

2008 - 2011

Visiting Faculty: Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP),
University of Tokyo,
Visiting Faculty: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS),
Visiting Faculty: School of International and Public Policy,
Hitotsubsahi University,
Visiting Faculty: Department of International Policy Studies,
Sophia University

2004 - 2008

Project Manager & Senior Policy Researcher,
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (lGES),
Kansai Research Center, Kobe

2007 - 2008

Consultant for United Nations Economic
and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
in the Climate Change and Green Growth project

2004 - 2008

Visiting Faculty, Department of International Studies,
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

2005 - 2007

Visiting Faculty, Faculty of International Studies, Kobe University

1999 - 2004

Assistant Professor, Department of International Studies,
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences,The University of Tokyo, Tokyo


Visiting Scholar, Foreign Agriculture Services (FAS),
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington DC

1999 - 2008

Technical Adviser, Consulting Division,
Pacific Consultants International (PCI), Tokyo

1995 - 1999

Senior Development Expert, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
entrusted projects at Pacific Consultants International (PCI)

1991 - 1992

Research Associate, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand


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