Gaurav Bhatiani is Chief Operating Officer and Chief Economist at IL&FS and provides overall leadership and direction on economic analysis, policy, regulatory and strategic issues. He also holds additional responsibility of Dean, IL&FS Academy, a dedicated, not for profit Company of the group, focused on environmental sustainability in infrastructure sector and institutional capacity development. Prior to joining IL&FS, Dr. Bhatiani worked at Statkraft (largest renewable energy company in Europe) for over 5 years as Director of the Market Strategy and Regulatory Affairs function for the South Asia region. Between 2003-2010, Dr. Bhatiani served as the Principal Energy Specialist at USAID/India, and was responsible for all energy sector activities of the Mission. He was also the Mission Environment Officer at USAID/India. Dr. Bhatiani has also worked as a Senior Consultant in PwC and as a Fellow at TERI. Dr. Bhatiani has over two decades of specialized experience and he holds a Ph.D. in Energy Economics and Regulation. He is also a Gold Medallist in Business and Economics from Delhi University and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology.