Gauri Jauhar is Executive Director, Integrated Solutions, in IHS Markit’s Energy Consulting team covering the Asia and Middle East markets. Gauri’s primary focus is conceptualizing and leading the delivery of consulting projects in related to energy transitions, policy development, energy market opening and utilizing global energy best practices to create competitive energy sectors. Her areas of specialization are Energy Transitions, Financial and Operational Competitor Benchmarking, Gas pricing, Market entry strategies and Energy policy development. She leads the Energy Wide Perspectives team in India and mentors a growing team of researchers across the energy value chain. She represents IHS Markit in various industry bodies such as the US India Gas Task Force and US India Strategic Partnership Forum’s Renewable Energy Task Force. Gauri is a Certified Director for Boards from the Institute of Directors. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Gauri was Commercial Advisor – Gas Policy & Regulatory Affairs at BP in India. She was the gas policy lead for multi-disciplinary team leading BP’s gas reforms advocacy efforts in India. Prior to joining BP, Gauri was a Senior Consultant at PFC Energy (now part of IHS Markit), leading PFC Energy’s business in India and Singapore. Gauri started her career as a Research Associate at the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi, analyzing macro-economic policy issues for the Indian economy and her paper with DK Joshi on “India’s Macro-Stabilization Policy in 1990s: A Review and Assessment” was published in the book, “The Indian State in Transition.” Gauri has an M.B.A. in Finance from The Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. in International Economics from Radford University and an M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. She has additional certifications in Climate Change Mitigation in Developing Countries (University of Capetown online), Economics of Clean Energy Transition (Stanford University online), Design Thinking (IDEO University online).