Ashish Khanna

Lead Energy Specialist, World Bank.


Ashish Khanna is the Lead Energy Specialist based out of Cairo and leads the World Bank’s Egypt and Yemen energy program.

His responsibilities involve building the program strategy, ensuring its quality, and managing client relationships with the senior-most levels in government, public organizations, the private sector, and industry forums. Mr. Khanna, an Indian national, is also part of World Bank’s global knowledge teams on energy sector reforms, building sustainable institutions and clean energy.

Prior to his Egypt assignment, Mr Khanna led the India Energy program of World Bank.

Before joining the World Bank in 2005, Khanna worked with KPMG/Arthur Andersen as senior manager in infrastructure and government practice. Mr Khanna has spoken in multiple international forums on energy sector and published various papers; where some of his recently published paper include Transforming Electricity Governance in India (2015), Performance of Renewable Energy Auction in Brazil, India and China (2014), and Lighting Rural India (2014). Over last 18 years, he has worked across the energy sector value chain on Oil and Gas, Power, Renewables and Energy Efficiency.

Mr. Khanna holds an undergraduate degree in economics and a master’s degree in business administration, with specialization in finance. He also completed his master’s in public administration at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (Edward S. Mason Program), with Lucius N Littauer fellowship for academic excellence and leadership potential.