Energy Policy Lead
Sasanka (‘Sas’) Thilakasiri is the Energy Policy Lead for Oxfam America. He works on issues of energy poverty, energy transitions, and energy finance. He previously worked at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi, working on domestic climate policy, industrial energy efficiency, and rural off-grid renewable energy projects, as well as the international UNFCCC negotiations. He has extensive experience in the Australian mining sector having worked on environmental energy policy and projects. He received a Masters of Natural Systems Engineering from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia.