Morgan Bazilian is Lead Energy Specialist at the World Bank. He has over two decades of experience in the energy sector and is regarded as a leading expert in international affairs, policy and investment. His work has ranged from fiscal policy, to systems analysis, to infrastructure investment, to market regulation and governance in all areas of energy policy from upstream oil and gas to power systems.  

Dr. Bazilian holds two Master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in areas related to energy systems and markets, and has been a Fulbright fellow. He holds, or has held, several academic affiliations including at Columbia University, Cambridge University, the Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden, and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He is on the editorial boards of Environmental Research Letters and Energy Research and Social Science. He has published over 100 articled in learned journals. His book, Analytical Methods for Energy Diversity and Security is considered a seminal piece in the area of energy security. His work has been published in Foreign AffairsNature EnergyNature Climate Change, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.

Dr. Bazilian is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Advisory Council on Energy, and on the Global Advisory Council of the Sustainable Finance Programme at Oxford University. Previously he was a Deputy Director at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and a senior diplomat at the United Nations. Prior to this post, he worked in the Irish Government as Principal Advisor to the Energy Minister, and was the Deputy CEO of the Irish National Energy Agency. He was also the European Union’s lead negotiator on low-carbon technology at the United Nations climate negotiations.