Global Development Economics Professional
Mohua Mukherjee is a seasoned development economics professional with thirty years of international experience. She was among the youngest candidates ever selected for the globally competitive Young Professionals’ Program of the World Bank in Washington DC. Her career at the World Bank included formulating investment projects in 9 different sectors of the economy, in 44 countries on 4 continents, all pertaining to the UN’s Millennium Development Goals and later the Sustainable Development Goals.
During her World Bank career, Mohua took a three-year sabbatical in the end-1990s to live in Nairobi, Kenya. She headed the Corporate Finance department first at Citibank and then at ABN AMRO Bank, and wrote a weekly finance column for two regional newspapers. Apart from Kenya, Mohua has work experience in 15 African countries.
From 2014-2017 Mohua was heading the India Solar Energy Team of the World Bank, and was responsible for the delivery of a US$1 billion solar program to the government of India. In 2017 she took premature retirement and moved to Bangalore for family reasons. Mohua has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Economics, with distinction, and a Master of Business Administration degree in International Finance, all from Boston University. She also has a diploma in Public Private Partnerships from the Harvard Kennedy School.
In March 2019, Mohua was invited by the United Nations Environment Program in Kenya, to advise on RE100 and the development of uniform guidelines for private corporates’ reporting of sustainability actions in their annual reporting to shareholders.