Hossein Razavi

Hossein Razavi

Head of Global Energy Practice, Centennial Group

Hossein Razavi

Hossein Razavi works as the head of global energy practice at Centennial Group International. Prior to joining the Centennial Group he worked at the World Bank for 25 years where he served a number of managerial and professional positions including the Chief of Oil and Gas Division, the Director of the Energy Department, and the Director of Private Sector Development. He has worked extensively in the countries of the Central Asia, Eastern Europe, East Asia, and Middle East and North Africa. Hossein Razavi holds an engineering degree from Tehran Polytechnic University, and an MA and Ph.D. in economics from University of Maryland. He serves on the editorial board of the Energy Journal.

Areas of Expertise:

Energy strategy

Energy subsidy reform

Regional integration of electricity and natural gas networks

Formulation and financing of clean energy projects

Structuring public-private participation (PPPs) schemes in the energy sector

Past Experience:

World Bank – Chief of Oil and Gas Division

World Bank – Director of the Energy Department

Key Advisory Engagements

Power sector strategy for Saudi Arabia

Energy strategy for India

Oil wealth management in Kazakhstan

Regional integration of electricity grids and natural gas systems of Arab Countries

National Development Fund (NDF)