Dr. Hossein Razavi - Independent Energy Consultant
Dr. Razavi is an independent energy consultant working in the oil, gas, and electricity sectors. His work is focused on project preparation, project finance, and strategic planning. His work program is concentrated in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa.
Hossein Razavi worked at the World Bank for 25 years where he held various technical and managerial positions including the Chief of Oil and Gas Division and the Director of the Energy Department. Prior to joining the World Bank, Dr. Razavi worked at the Iranian Plan and Budget Organization where he served as the Director General of Development Projects Bureau, and as a member of the Project Approval Committee.
Dr. Razavi is well known in the international financial community for his pioneering work on structuring financial vehicles suitable to the energy sector. His book on Energy Finance, published by the Pennwell Books, is used by industry practitioners. He trains government officials and oil and gas executives on the subjects of energy finance, private sector development, and infrastructure policy. His publications include several books and numerous papers on project finance, energy strategy; and energy and environment. His education includes BS and MS in engineering, an MA and PhD in economics, and an Advanced Management Certificate from Harvard University. He serves on the editorial board of the Energy Journal.