Prior to joining CAF Vaibhav worked as a Director for Policy and Development at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). His expertise lies in program management, technical advisory, operations, strategy, and business development. For the last 15 years, Vaibhav designed and delivered various high-value programs in the areas of air pollution mitigation, energy transitions, climate change, and power sector reform in partnership with central ministries, state governments, philanthropies, Multi/Bi-lateral organisations and think tanks in India and South Asia region.
Before EPIC, Vaibhav served as the National Energy Adviser to the Government of UK (in India) wherein he built a multi-million GBP low carbon growth portfolio for India through UK Prosperity fund and International Climate Fund (ICF). Vaibhav had also worked as a management consultant with the PricewaterhouseCoopers delivering programs on energy efficiency and renewable energy. In his early years, Vaibhav worked as an instrumentation engineer at Asia’s biggest metals and mining conglomerate Vedanta Resources Plc, writing codes for industrial automation.
Vaibhav is an energy auditor with a bachelor’s in Instrumentation Engineering. He holds an MBA (with honors) in Power Management and an Executive Management from Booth School of Business at UChicago, USA. Vaibhav holds multiple post-graduate diplomas in areas of energy and sustainability, IPR, Cyberlaw, Financial Derivatives etc from premier institutes in India and abroad. He enjoys ideating, traveling, and playing volleyball.