Venkatachalam Anbumozhi is a Senior Economist and the Director Research Strategy and Innovations at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia. His previous positions include Capacity Building Specialist and Senior Fellow at Asian Development Bank Institute, Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo and the Project Director and Senior Policy Researcher at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Tokyo. He has published several books, authored numerous research articles and produced many project reports on energy policies, low carbon infrastructure design, and private sector participation in Green Growth. Anbumozhi was invited as a member of the APEC Expert Panel on Green Climate Finance, G20 Task force on Sustainable Finance and the ASEAN Panel for promoting circular climate economy. He has taught Energy and Resource management, International Cooperation and Development Finance at the University of Tokyo and has speaking engagements at some of the leading international organizations. He obtained his PhD from the University of Tokyo.