ACEF Speaker 2021

Pradeep Tharakan

Principal Energy Specialist (Climate Change) and Unit Head,
Sovereign Energy Operations, Greater Mekong Subregion

Pradeep Tharakan has over 17 years of experience focused on global energy and environmental issues. His primary expertise is in the origination, financing, and delivery of large-scale clean energy investment programs in the public sector; the fostering of inter-governmental and public-private partnerships for effective development action; and development research. Pradeep has worked for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) since 2010. He currently serves as Unit Head, Sovereign Energy Operations, Greater Mekong subregion; and leads ADB’s sovereign lending and policy support for energy activities across Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. He has a PhD in Environmental Science, a MBA, and a master’s degree in Public Administration.


  • Regional Session: Getting Southeast Asia on the Clean Energy Fast Track (ADB - Southeast Asia Regional Department)