Dr. Anand R. Gopal was a program officer in the Environment Program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Anand managed the program’s global strategic grantmaking on clean power and transportation as well as support for climate funding in India. His grantmaking strategy focused on electrifying the global economy quickly, resiliently, and reliably with clean power to safeguard people from the catastrophic effects of climate change. Anand is the board vice chair at the International Council on Clean Transportation and a Board member at Veloz. He is a regular contributing author on clean transportation at Forbes.
Previously Anand was a research scientist in clean energy and transportation at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). He led LBNL’s global research on transportation solutions for climate mitigation, and his research used interdisciplinary methods from engineering and economics to assess the intersection of electric power and transport. He has advised the development of policies to accelerate transport electrification in India, Europe, China, and the United States. He has a doctorate in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley, a Master’s of Science in environmental systems engineering from Humboldt State University, and a Bachelor’s of Science in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.