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Ashish Khanna

Ashish Khanna

Program Leader for sustainable development and infrastructure, Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti, Middle East and North Africa

Ashish Khanna leads the sustainable development and infrastructure program of World Bank in Egypt since 2014. He is responsible for World Bank’s operations in energy, transport, urban, water, social, agriculture, environment and climate change issues for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti. 

He is leading the renewable energy program that led to USD 2.5 billion global private investment in Egypt, and the reforms in oil and gas sector that have galvanized USD 20 billion of global private investments in Egypt. He is also leading the work on enabling private investment and commercial financing across infrastructure sectors in Egypt.

Prior to his engagement on Egypt, he led the India energy operations of World Bank from 2008 to 2014. He joined World Bank in 2005 prior to which he had senior responsibility at KPMG and Arthur Andersen for 7 years on energy and infrastructure sectors. 

Khanna is a speaker in multiple international forums and has published various papers in areas of governance reforms, renewable energy, public private partnerships, regulation and political economy of reform.

He 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.

Cairo, Egypt
Tel : +202 2574 1670

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Renewable Energy
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Water Supply and Sanitation
  • Transport