Ahmad Ghamarian, PhD | President
Dr. Ahmad Ghamarian has over 40 years of technical expertise in managing energy (Electricity and Oil & Gas) projects in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. His expertise covers effective and innovative energy projects and programs including energy planning; technical, economic and financial evaluation of energy projects; technology; markets assessments; energy markets design; and public-private partnerships. Prior to founding EMG, Dr. Ghamarian was the Executive Director of the Energy Group at Institute of International Education. He has been President of EMG since 2004. Prior to IIE, Dr. Ghamarian served as an R&D engineer with Exxon Research and Engineering Company to develop new techniques for Energy Efficiency and working on applications for Exxon Refineries worldwide. Dr. Ghamarian’s academic training is in Electrical Engineering (BS, AryaMehr University, Tehran), Mechanical Engineering (MS, George Washington University), Energy Technology (PhD. George Washington University).
Patria Klein | Director
Ms. Klein has over twenty years of program management and implementation in capacity building for the global energy sector and policy, regulation, restructuring, clean energy, human resource development, and environmental issues. She has been involved in all aspects of the project process, from proposal development and program design to implementation and follow-on, for technical assistance, capacity building and training activities financed by USAID, other donor institutions, and the private sector.
Ms. Klein’s global experience in project management and training is extensive. She has implemented training in Armenia, Brazil, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Romania, Senegal, South Africa, and Ukraine. She was previously the Deputy Manager for the Energy II Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) for IRG / Englility and RTI International. She was also the program manager for the Ukraine Energy MBA Training Program, where she was responsible for recruiting instructors and consultants to deliver in-country short-term training and capacity building activities. Ms. Klein has a J.D. in Law from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, CA (1994)