Michael Ehst is a Senior Private Sector Specialist with the World Bank’s Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice. His work focuses on entrepreneurship support and innovation policy. He has helped to design and launch the Climate Technology Program that supports clean technology innovation centers in seven countries globally. Michael has also worked for the Africa region of the World Bank focused on lending and research related to innovation policy. Previously, he held positions with the science committee of the U.S. Congress and the U.S. National Academies of Science and worked on technology policy issues for the Japanese government. Before his work in public policy, he was an entrepreneur, managing startup internet and software businesses. Michael received a BS in business from the University of Colorado and an MA in the economics of technological change from the George Washington University.