Rajiv Sharma is Research Director at the Stanford Global Projects Center and a Visiting Research Associate at the Oxford University Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Rajiv has conducted research and worked in the field of private institutional infrastructure investment. He received his Doctorate in Economic Geography at Oxford University where his thesis title was the role of private institutional investors for the development of urban infrastructure assets. Rajiv has worked as an economist for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and as a research fellow for the United Nations Environment Program Finance Initiative. He also has investment management experience working for venture capital private equity firm Oxford Capital Partners and London-based Infrastructure/Private Equity Advisory firm, Campbell Lutyens. Rajiv completed a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering with first class honours from the University of Auckland. He is a keen sportsman playing cricket competitively to first class level but also enjoys football, tennis, golf and drama.