Creating Energy Solutions for a world with less poverty and more opportunity
Ahmad Ghamarian, PhDPresident Dr. Ghamarian is the President and a founding member of the Energy Markets Group. Dr. Ghamarian has over 25 years of management, engineering and teaching experience in the energy sector, largely dealing with energy and sub-sector issues in developing and emerging market countries. EMG provides markets advisory services to the global energy sector. Previously, as Executive Director of the Energy Group at the Institute of International Education (IIE), he managed all of IIE’s energy related programs. Specifically, Dr. Ghamarian has designed, managed and supervised a series of capacity building/training projects for the energy sectors, including national to utility-level policy and planning, in countries of Asia, Europe, Africa, and Latin America, from the needs assessment stage to training implementation and evaluation. To do this he has collaborated closely with a wide range of clients, including multilateral and bilateral donor organizations, in-country government ministries, private firms, and NGOs.
Dr. Ghamarian went to IIE from the Exxon Research and Engineering Company, where he performed research and development, and provided consulting services to promote energy efficiency in Exxon’s refineries and chemical plants worldwide. Previously, he served as a Project Engineer with the Combustion Energy Company in Tehran, working on the design of several power-generation projects for the Iranian onshore/offshore oil industry. Dr. Ghamarian has served as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, in the areas of energy and power, and as Adjunct Professor at The George Washington University, teaching Least-Cost Utility Planning and Power System Economics. He is the author or co-author of over two-dozen technical reports and papers on energy and power that focus on efficiency and planning for sustainable development. His last report is titled “Best Practices in Electricity Regulation in Latin America”.
Dr. Ghamarian holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Energy Technology and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Power Systems. His native language is Farsi, which he speaks fluently along with English, and some Arabic.