Shareen Yawanarajah, Ph.D

International Policy Manager, Energy Program

Work

Areas of expertise:
International energy policy, international methane policy, oil and gas industry operations, research and development

As International Policy Manager for EDF’s Energy Program, Shareen is focused on the development and implementation of regulations to reduce methane pollution from the global oil and gas industry. Shareen engages with government and industry stakeholders in countries like Canada and Mexico to identify opportunities to reduce methane at the national and sub-national level.

 

Prior to joining EDF, Shareen was the Oil and Gas Vice Consul at the United Kingdom Department of Trade in Houston. Shareen has also worked at the U.S. Department of Energy as the Director of Oil and Gas Research, and at oil and gas companies including Shell and BP. She has more than 20 years of experience working on global energy and oil and gas issues.

Background

Education

  • B.Sc (Hons), Earth Science, National University of Malaysia
  • M.Sc, Petroleum Geology, Imperial College, University of London
  • Ph.D, Organic Geochemistry, Southern Illinois University