Malcolm Cosgrove-Davies

Global Lead for Energy Access, World Bank Group

Malcolm is a US National who started with the World Bank in 1992 as a contract employee for the Asia Alternative Energy Unit (ASTAE) focusing on rural and renewable energy in South and East Asia. He formally joined the Bank in 1999 as a Sr. Energy Specialist. He worked in the Africa region for nearly ten years, and returned to South Asia for about three years before serving as Energy Practice Manager in LAC for three years. He is currently the Bank’s Global Lead for Energy Access.

Mac’s career includes deep experience across the energy sector, including team leadership and supporting roles covering grid and off-grid energy access, small and large renewable energy, energy sector reform/restructuring, emergency power, hydropower, thermal power and transmission. His passion for the energy access agenda has been nurtured throughout his career, including highlights such as the Sri Lanka Energy Services Delivery Project, Lao Rural Electrification Project, and Uganda Energy for Rural Transformation Program. In his current role he seeks to lead the World Bank’s Energy Practice in expanding and further leveraging its energy access work, including building effective and impactful links within and outside the institution.