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Gaurav Bhatiani

Gaurav Bhatiani

Director | Head (Research and Commercial Programs)


PhD, Energy Economics and Regulation, University of Delhi
MA (Gold Medal), Business Economics, University of Delhi
BE, Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee

Gaurav Bhatiani is a senior professional, with 27 years in leadership, management, technical, and advisory positions across South Asia. 

Dr. Bhatiani has an extensive track record of managing large and interdisciplinary teams. At RTI India, he leads all technical programs, including energy, water, climate change, and impact assessment. Previously, he served as the Chief of Party for the South Asia Regional Energy Partnership (SAREP) program and played a key role in the development of the proposal.

He has worked across dozens of research and advisory assignments, advising governments, public utilities, and regulatory bodies on policy, regulation, and reform strategies. He has also worked in large private companies, leading investment analysis and financing of multi-billion-dollar energy and infrastructure projects. 

Dr. Bhatiani is an Adjunct Professor at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and an expert faculty member at other leading universities. 

He is an accomplished author having contributed to over 100 articles, reports, papers, and books and was awarded the Career Author Award for his work over the years. 

Dr. Bhatiani has also served various industry bodies such as the CII’s National Power Committee and Renewable Energy Council. 

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