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Mr. Rao has over 20 years of diverse experience in engineering, project development, risk management, project/program management consulting and advisory services for capital projects in the energy, power and chemicals industries. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE), a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and has received Green Belt certification in Six Sigma. Prior joining to IHS Markit, Mr. Rao led the delivery of midstream advisory services to lenders, owners, sponsors, and prospective debt and equity investors, related to project development, due diligence, project financing, and mergers and acquisitions for natural gas, NGL and crude pipelines and LNG projects and assets at Lummus Consultants. He was a manager and project advisor with the Risk Consulting Practice of KPMG LLP, where he delivered capital project and program management advisory services for power, energy, chemicals and renewables sectors. Mr. Rao holds B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Nagpur University, M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Texas Tech University, M.S. in Chemical Engineering and M.B.A. from University of Cincinnati.