Prasad Ananthakrishnan is the Unit Chief, Climate Finance Policy Unit, in the Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM), International Monetary Fund. He heads the IMF Task Force on Climate Finance. Prasad has led Financial Sector Assessment Program missions to Germany (2022), Hong Kong SAR (2020) and Peru (2017) and participated in the Indonesia FSAP (2016). He also headed the Strategy and Planning Unit (MCM) between 2018-April 2022. Previously, he worked in the Middle East and Central Asia Department (2007-15), where he led Article IV Consultation Missions to Kuwait, Oman, and Qatar, and participated in missions to Bahrain, Saudi Arabi and the United Arab Emirates. He has written a book on the Macroeconomics of the Arab States of the Gulf, published by Oxford University Press (2013), and has several other publications on macrofinancial issues. He has a PhD and a Master of Commerce from the University of Mumbai, and MBA from University of Pittsburg, USA.