Gaurav Bhatiani

Director, Energy and Environment, RTI International India


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

Gaurav Bhatiani is a senior energy and infrastructure expert with 24 years of experience in leadership, management, technical, and advisory positions across South Asia. Dr. Bhatiani specializes in power sector reform, infrastructure development and utility transformation. He has an extensive track record of managing large and interdisciplinary teams in energy sector reform, power trading, renewable energy, energy efficiency, business planning, investment analysis, and infrastructure financing.

At RTI, Dr. Bhatiani leads implementation of projects across sustainable development, RE, and utility turnaround in Energy, Environment, and Innovation. He is currently developing an innovative employee engagement model for a leading power distribution company in India. His current work also includes enhancing sustainability of Indian cities by finding policy, regulatory and market-based solutions for challenges such as management of construction and demolition waste, plastic waste, amongst others.

Prior to joining RTI, Dr. Bhatiani worked with the private sector during the last decade where he advised and strategized multi-billion-dollar energy and infrastructure projects, developed new businesses, conducted performance reviews and provided policy inputs to Governments and regulators across South Asia. He led teams working on investment analysis, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions worth over $15B across the energy and associated infrastructure sectors.

Dr. Bhatiani also has deep expertise in development sector from his work in USAID/India as the Principal Energy Specialist between 2003-2010, where he managed large and complex programs in power sector reform, DSM, electricity distribution, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Dr. Bhatiani also serves as an expert faculty member and teaches regularly at leading business schools, such as the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He is an accomplished author that has published several papers and articles. He is also a Member of several industry bodies such as CII’s National Power Committee.

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