Venkatachalam Anbumozhi is a Senior Economist at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia. His previous positions include Capacity Building Specialist at Asian Development Bank Institute and Assistant Professor at the University of Tokyo, where he taught courses on International cooperation and Development Finance. He has published several books, authored numerous research articles and produced many project reports on cross border energy infrastructure design, sustainable resource management policies, and private sector participation in green growth. Anbumozhi was invited as a member of the APEC Expert Panel on Green Climate Finance and the ASEAN Panel for promoting climate-resilient growth. He has speaking engagements at some of the leading international organizations and prolific writer on current affairs in major dailies of Asia. He obtained his PhD from the University of Tokyo.