Gireesh Shrimali is the Director of the India office of Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) and a Research Fellow at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, a joint center of the Stanford law and business schools. Previously, he taught at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Graduate School of Middlebury College; and the Indian School of Business (ISB), where he helped found the CPI-ISB Energy and Environment Program in collaboration with CPI.
His current research focus is on renewable energy finance and policy. At the Steyer-Taylor Center his research focuses on instruments for provision of low-cost, long-term capital for renewable energy in developing countries. His previous work has included topics such as analysis of India’s renewable policies; the impact of federal and state policy on the development and deployment of renewable energy in the U.S.; and business models for off-grid energy in developing countries.
He holds a PhD from Stanford University, an MS from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, all in electrical engineering. He has over nine years of industry experience designing high-speed networking and computing systems.