Varun Sivaram

Varun Sivaram
  • Associate
    McKinsey & Company

Two degrees (Hons) in Engineering Physics and International Relations, Stanford University; 2011 Rhodes Scholar, and 2013, PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, Oxford University. Formerly, with photovoltaic start-ups Nanosolar and Twin Creeks Technologies. Until July 2013, Senior Adviser to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on energy and water policy. Responsible for executing the Mayor's environmental vision, making Los Angeles the largest city in the US to implement a feed-in tariff for solar power and commit to ending coal power permanently. Truman Scholar (2010). Global Shaper, World Economic Forum (2012). Has published and presented extensively on science and policy of renewable energy, including in Nature and Nature Climate Change.