Jaimes Kolantharaj
Senior Energy Specialist, Energy Sector Office, Sectors Group, Asian Development Bank

Jaimes Kolantharaj is the ADB focal for energy sector operations in Maldives and Sri Lanka. He also works on energy projects in Bangladesh and India. He has processed and implemented several energy sector projects in South Asia. He holds a master’s degree in Power Engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and a bachelor's degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Madras University in India. He has vast experience in renewable energy, power transmission and distribution sub-sectors. 


The country’s first large-scale wind farm sets the groundwork for sustainable renewable energy investment and deployment.


The Maldives is adopting advanced low-carbon technologies to reduce emissions and diesel imports with the help of the Japan Fund for the Joint Crediting Mechanism.