Mark is the founding staff member of IMT. Having served continuously in various capacities since 1996, he now works as senior advisor, providing technical and strategic support to IMT’s senior management and program staff.

A fluent speaker of Russian, Mark leads IMT’s projects in Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. Since 2008, Mark has served as a technical advisor to energy-efficiency projects of the United Nations Development Programme and Global Environment Facility in Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan. Mark holds a B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Yale University and an M.S. degree from the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley. He lives and works in Ithaca, N.Y., with his wife and two children.

Mark Chao

Senior Advisor, Founding Staff Member

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