speaker bio

Tara Shirvani

Digital Lead for Disruptive Technologies

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)​

Tara Shirvani is the EBRD’s Digital Lead for Disruptive Technologies. She's a green infrastructure specialist, investor, speaker and millennial advocate. Tara is passionate about leveraging technology and finance to drive scalable impact to tackle today’s global trillion dollar infrastructure gap. She is a known expert in the field of green transport and infrastructure solutions, digital and AI strategies for mobility and transport.

Tara manages the green infrastructure investment portfolio at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). Prior, she was leading large-scale transport projects, at a total of $1.5bn, in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and East Asia whilst at the World Bank in Washington DC.

Tara has received many awards for her work including Times of London Top 100 Rising Star in Science and Engineering, Forbes 30 under 30, Women’s Forum for the Economy & Society Global Female Rising Talent, Future Energy Leader CERA Energy, and WEF Global Shaper.

​Interesting fact:

Tara grew up in Austria and Iran as a vocal advocate for climate change action.