Arshad Mansoor is President of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), responsible for the institute’s operation and portfolio of R&D programs. Mansoor has been with EPRI for 21 years and previously served as SVP of research and development, and VP of the Power Delivery and Utilization sector. Mansoor holds five U.S. patents in power electronics and distributed energy resources. He is a senior member of IEEE, served as VP of the U.S. National Committee of CIGRE, and is a member of the board for the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC) at UNC Charlotte. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Bangladesh Universityof Engineering and Technology; and a M.S. (1992) and doctorate (1994) in electrical engineering from the University of Texas in Austin. He completed the MIT Reactor Technology Course and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.