Sridhar Samudrala was the Deputy Program Manager for Asia at the U.S. Energy Association for over 11 years. In this capacity he created over 35 utility, regulatory and financial partnerships in Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Nepal, Philippines, and Sri Lanka). He has experience in International Private Power Development, Energy Analysis, Electricity Market Development/Operations, Plant Operation, System Engineering, Procurement (Parts Classification and Management), and Technical Writing. Sridhar developed and implemented the SARI/E program for USAID in Asia, assisted in the development of the electricity markets program in Asia and conducted feasibility studies in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka on power development.

Sridhar holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering along with a U.S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineering License in motors, gas & steam turbines from the State University of New York at Maritime College.

He has written many publications and has assisted in the development of the Handbook of Climate Change Mitigations Options for USAID as well as co-authored a reference book on the world's top private power markets for McGraw Hill.