Jigar Shah is the Executive Director of the Institute for Industrial Productivity (IIP), an international non-profit organization with a mission to improve resource efficiency in industry. IIP’s goal is to promote best practices in industry and develop effective policies by engaging decision-makers in government and private sector. Jigar overseas project teams in Washington DC, New Delhi, and Beijing.
Jigar has over 25 years of experience in improving resource efficiency in the manufacturing sector. Prior to joining IIP he was at the International Finance Corporation (the World Bank Group) and was responsible for assisting IFC’s clients in undertaking climate friendly investments in energy efficiency, water management, and resource conservation. His work history includes: Engineer for a major oil company, Consultant to Utilities, Chemical and Petroleum companies, Energy Manager for aluminum plants in Russia, and Head of London Office for an international energy consultancy. Jigar has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has taught graduate courses in Sustainable Energy as an Adjunct Professor at McMaster University, Canada, and George Washington University, Washington DC. He has participated in various international events including the Clean Energy Ministerial, 3GF, and the Vienna Energy Forum. He is on the Technical Advisory Committee of the UNIDO Green Industry Platform and a member of the US and Australia-led Clean Energy Solutions Center Advisory Board.