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Kobad Bhavnagri

Kobad Bhavnagri

Head of Australia and Head of APAC Economics and Policy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

Kobad Bhavnagri
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF)

Kobad Bhavnagri is one of Australia’s leading experts on the transformation of the energy sector. He is the Head of Australia and Head of Asia-Pacific Economics and Policy at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, an independent research house specialising in the future of energy. There he leads a team of analysts focused on the Australian market, and is also the lead author of the New Energy Outlook in APAC, which forecasts how the power sector will evolve to 2040. He has authored over 100 publications spanning energy policy, economics, finance and technology since joining the company in 2010. Kobad has worked in the energy and finance industries since 2003 as an engineer, management consultant and analyst, and has a first class honours degree in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of New South Wales.

As the Head of APAC Economics and Policy Regional, Kobad plays a leadership role in one the world’s leading energy research organisations. He is responsible for co-ordinating projects across six offices and engaging with industry executives around the Asia-Pacific region. He also leads the authorship of the New Energy Outlook in APAC (BNEF’s flagship forecast of the global energy sector to 2040).

As Head of BNEF Australia, Kobad manages the Australian unit of one the world’s leading energy research organisations and is responsible for research production, business development, client relations, events, media and people management.

Kobad is also a Non-Executive Director of the Carbon Market Institute in Australia, an independent membership-based not-for-profit organisation that acts as the peak body for carbon market participants in Australia.