Sanjay J. Wagle
Associate Director – Commercialization
Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)
Sanjay Wagle is the Associate Director – Commercialization at the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E), where he leads the organization’s commercialization program to help breakthrough energy technologies succeed in the marketplace. Before joining ARPA-E, he served as Renewable Energy Grants Advisor in the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), helping to oversee implementation of DOE’s $36.7 billion of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act programs.
Sanjay comes to DOE from Silicon Valley, where he had a career as an investor in clean energy technologies, most recently as a Principal in the venture capital firm VantagePoint Venture Partners, a leading investor in renewable energy and clean technology companies, with over $1 billion committed to the sector. Prior to that, he was a Founding Principal of Expansion Capital Partners, one of the early venture capital firms investing in clean technologies. Sanjay had previously served as an Investment Officer at the International Finance Corporation, a unit of the World Bank, where he led the financing of private sector power, transport, and water projects in developing countries.
Sanjay holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.