As Senior Director of the Clean Energy and Water Group, Amit Bando is responsible for managing and growing Winrock’s technical expertise in water and clean energy. Previously, Bando worked with Fortune 100 companies and international financial institutions to design, finance and implement market-based clean energy and urban infrastructure development programs. In 2009, Bando became the inaugural Executive Director of the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This international ministerial forum, hosted by the International Energy Agency (IEA), aims to increase deployment of clean energy technologies across the globe. At IPEEC, he coordinated regulations, policies and blended financing mechanisms for energy efficiency, renewable energy and climate change efforts among G-20 member nations. Previously, as a policy scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy and in the private sector, Bando promoted innovative financing for clean energy initiatives and climate change mitigation and adaptation options in more than 60 countries. He completed his graduate and post-graduate studies in economics, finance and statistics at the University of Minnesota, the University of Chicago, the Delhi School of Economics and St. Stephen’s College.