UNC Clean Tech Speaker
Arshad Mansoor is president and chief executive officer of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), responsible for the institute’s operation and its global portfolio of R&D and demonstration programs, spanning all sources of generation, power delivery and utilization, and the environment.
Mr. Mansoor joined EPRI in 1999. Prior to being appointed president in January 2020 and CEO in January 2021, he served as senior vice president, Research and Development, responsible for leading the development of the R&D portfolio. Prior to that, as vice president of EPRI’s Power Delivery and Utilization sector, he led research, development, demonstration, and application of transmission and distribution and energy utilization technologies.
Throughout his 23-year career at EPRI, Mr. Mansoor has held numerous other positions, including vice president and then CEO of former EPRI subsidiary EPRI Solutions, as well as vice president and director of engineering of the EPRI Power Electronics Application Center.
Under Mr. Mansoor’s leadership, EPRI’s trusted experts collaborate with more than 450 companies in 45 countries, driving innovation to ensure the public has clean, safe, reliable, affordable, and equitable access to electricity across the globe.
Mr. Mansoor holds five U.S. patents in power electronics and distributed energy resources. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, previously served as vice president of the U.S. National Committee of CIGRE, the international council on large electric systems, and as a member of the board for the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. He has published numerous papers in journals and conference proceedings and has given talks and participated in panels at leading technical forums worldwide.
Mr. Mansoor earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. He earned his Master of Science (1992) and doctorate (1994) in electrical engineering, focusing on power systems engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He completed the MIT Reactor Technology Course and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.