PhD in Economics, University of Pennsylvania. Three decades of experience in development issues and economics. Formerly, Special Envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank Group and handled their efforts on climate change in more than 130 countries. Has 30 years of experience working at the World Bank, including as Country Director for Indonesia and Viet Nam and Director of the Environmental Department. Also served as Director-General, Policy and Research, United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID).