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Shirvani, PhD


Tara Shirvani brings  over 15 years of experience in developing and implementing high-profile projects and policies at the nexus of disruptive technologies, sustainability and infrastructure, having implemented over $4 billion of green infrastructure projects across 15+ emerging markets.


Tara acts as internationally recognized transaction and science lead with a focus on driving climate change and carbon mitigation initiatives based on state-of-the-art know-how of environmental science, climate mitigation and frontier technologies.


She currently works as an Expert for Disruptive Technologies and Sustainability at Autonomy Capital. In the past she worked for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the World Bank in Washington DC. She is Aviva’s Women of the Future, a Forbes 30 under 30 Awardee and a Founding Member of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group together with Sir David King former Chief Scientific Advisor for the UK government from 2000 to 2007.


She received a Masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development from Cambridge University at the age of 21 and a Postgraduate Degree (PhD) at the age of 25 in Inorganic Chemistry from Oxford University. Tara Shirvani is fluent in German, English, French and Farsi.

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