Mahesh Patankar

Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies
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Mahesh Patankar

Mahesh Patankar leads MP Ensystems, a niche advisory service providing cutting-edge solutions on policy, financing, and implementation in the electricity, transportation, and smart-built environments in emerging economies in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe. He is also the managing partner at TheEarthAware.co in Singapore. He advises the World Bank Group on water conservation in agriculture, urban, and industrial settings through a multi-stakeholder platform that includes the public and private sectors and civil society. His work focuses on equitable resource distribution, livelihood, gender-sensitive entrepreneurship development, and supporting communities. Currently, Dr. Patankar is developing projects linking energy, water, and livelihood perspectives in coastal and hilly regions in India spanning Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, and the North Eastern states. Dr. Patankar also provides analytical and research support to the Regulatory Assistance Project. He leads its India strategy, specifically related to bringing innovations in the Indian wholesale market design, distribution sector reforms, and integration of electric vehicles and renewables into the grid. Previously, Dr. Patankar has worked for state regulators in India as a consultant for the International Institute of Energy Conservation, the Asian Institute of Technology, and companies in the Asian energy and environment domains. Dr. Patankar holds an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Shivaji University, a master’s in financial management from the University of Mumbai, and a doctorate from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Marathi.