President Asian Development Bank Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda is the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Chairperson of ADB's Board of Directors. He was elected President by ADB's Board of Governors in November 2004 and was reelected in November 2006 for a new five-year term. Before joining ADB, Mr. Kuroda was Special Advisor to the Cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and a professor at the Graduate School of Economics at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. In a career spanning nearly four decades, Mr. Kuroda has represented Japan‟s Ministry of Finance at a number of international monetary conferences as Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs. During his tenure, Mr. Kuroda helped design and implement the US$ 30 billion Miyazawa Initiative-Japan‟s response to Asian economies hit by the 1997-1998 financial crisis. Additionally, under his leadership, Japan helped Asian nations establish the Chiang Mai Initiative, a network of currency swap agreements designed to avert another crisis. Mr. Kuroda holds a B.A. in Law from the University of Tokyo and a Master of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Oxford.
Ambassador, United States Executive Director Board of Directors Asian Development Bank Robert Orr was confirmed by the Senate as United States Executive Director with rank of Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in September 2010. From 2007-2010, he was Chairman of the Board of the Panasonic Foundation and concurrently Vice Chair of the National Association of Japan-America Societies, a member of the Board of Trustees of J.F. Obirin University, and a member of the Board of the East-West Center Foundation. Prior to this, Ambassador Orr was President of Boeing Japan and held positions as Vice President and Director of European Affairs for Motorola in Brussels, and Vice President of Government Relations for Motorola in Japan. Ambassador Orr has also spent many years in academia, and was a professor of Political Science at Temple University in Japan. His book, The Emergence of Japan‟s Foreign Aid Power, won the 1991 Ohira Prize for best book on the Asia Pacific. Ambassador Orr holds a B.A. in History, cum laude, from Florida Atlantic University, an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Tokyo University.
Chairman and Chief Scientist Rocky Mountain Institute Amory Lovins is Chairman and Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute. For four decades, he has worked in energy policy and related areas. Lovins worked professionally as an environmentalist in the 1970s, and since then as an analyst of a "soft energy path" for the United States and other nations. He has promoted energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy sources, and the generation of energy at or near the site where the energy is actually used. Lovins has also advocated a "negawatt revolution," arguing that utility customers don‟t want kilowatt-hours of electricity; they want energy services. In the 1990s, his work with Rocky Mountain Institute included the design of an ultra-efficient automobile, the Hypercar. Lovins has received ten honorary doctorates and won many awards. He has provided expert testimony in eight countries, briefed 19 heads of state, and published 29 books. These books include: Winning the Oil Endgame, Small is Profitable, and Natural Capitalism. In 2009, Time magazine named Lovins as one of the world's 100 most influential people.
Chairman REN21 Mohamed T. El-Ashry is Senior Fellow with the UN Foundation and Facilitator of the Global Leadership for Climate Action (GLCA), which he organized in 2007. He is also the Chairman of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21). Prior to founding GLCA, Dr. El-Ashry helped establish the Global Environment Facility and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to 2003. Dr. El-Ashry also held positions as Chief Environmental Adviser to the President and Director of the Environment Department at the World Bank, as Senior Vice President of the World Resources Institute, and as Director of Environmental Quality with the Tennessee Valley Authority. He has also served as Senior Environmental Adviser to UNDP, as Special Adviser to the Secretary General of the 1992 U.N. Earth Summit, as a member the International Commission on Climate Change and Development, and as a member of the World Water Council. Dr. El-Ashry has a B.S. Degree, with honors, from the University of Cairo, and M.S. and Ph.D. in Geology from the University of Illinois.
Distinguished Professor University of Delaware John Byrne is Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP) and Distinguished Professor of Energy and Climate Policy at the University of Delaware. Since 1992, he has contributed to Working Group III of the United Nations-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), whose work received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. He is co-founder and co-executive director of the Joint Institute for a Sustainable Energy and Environmental Future, an innovative research and policy advocacy organization headquartered in the Republic of Korea with the mission of promoting sustainable policy options in East Asia. He is also a founding member and first research chair for the International Solar Cities Initiative – a pioneering program to assist cities around the world in building sustainable futures. In 2011, he was appointed Distinguished Professor at the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, a new university created by the Republic of Korea to lead its plan for green energy technology and policy development.
Regional Environment Advisor USAID Regional Development Mission for Asia Orestes Anastasia joined USAID‟s Regional Development Mission for Asia in 2004 where he has managed regional and national-level programs relating to climate change, disaster early warning systems, and environmental governance. Orestes currently oversees USAID‟s regional clean energy, greenhouse gas accounting, and low carbon development activities, as well as USAID‟s environment programs in China which support green buildings, green industries, and environmental law. Prior to joining USAID in Asia, Orestes served as a senior climate change project manager supporting USAID, the US Department of Energy, US Environmental Protection Agency, the State of California, and several private sector organizations in the US and abroad. Orestes has also served as an environmental attorney in Washington with USAID‟s Global Environment Center, the Center for International Environmental Law, and the North-South Center.
Vice President, International Operations US Green Building Council (USGBC) Jennivine Kwan, Vice President, International Operations at the US Green Building Council (USGBC), is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of the USGBC‟s unified engagement efforts with global green building leaders that share our vision and mission around the world. These efforts, known as the LEED International Program, emphasize global consistency at their core, while opening dialog to speak to regional realities as a global community and providing local leaders access to green building resources, education and tools that support successful use of the LEED green building rating system. For more information, please visit www.usgbc.org/international. She is the mentor for several emerging Green Building Councils in the world and serves as the Chair of the Council Development Committee of the World Green Building Council (WGBC), as well as participates in the Steering Committee for the WGBC Americas Regional Network. She is a frequent ambassador of the USGBC internationally and has been the guest speaker at a large number of green building functions all around the world. Previous to joining the USGBC, Jennivine was responsible for assisting Johnson Controls, a Fortune 100 company, develop their Green Building and Energy Solutions business in Latin America, focusing primarily on Chile and Argentina. A Canadian national, she has spent over a decade living and working in Asia and Latin America and brings with her extensive experience in organizational management, strategic communications and business strategy and execution for emerging markets. Jennivine is a LEED AP and has a Masters in Sustainable Design and Construction from the Universidad del Desarrollo, a leading private university in Santiago, Chile. She speaks fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish and French.
Vice President ICF International Don Anderson is a green buildings specialist with 25 years of experience supporting both US and international programs, and is a recognized authority on building energy performance. He has advised several of the largest green and energy-efficient buildings programs in the US, including the ENERGY STAR® and the US Green Buildings Council, and over the past decade has assisted clients to transfer experience from those programs to fast-developing global building markets. Currently, Mr. Anderson provides corporate sustainability consulting services for several Fortune 500 clients, specializing in building portfolio performance improvement. Mr. Anderson also serves as an expert advisor to the China Green Building Council‟s Green Public Buildings Group, founded in March 2008 by the China Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, and is an Adjunct Professor at Tongji University Sino-German College of Applied Sciences and Shanghai Normal University Business School.
Rana Yusuf Nasir
Director, Rating and Technology Green Building Council of Indonesia He was one of the 7 professionals who was initiating on establishment of Green Building Council Indonesia (GBCI). As a Director of Rating & Technology of GBCI he is responsible for developing the Indonesia green building rating tools, certification process and training the Greenship Professional (GP) to have competency on implementing the green building concepts. He was the President of American Society for Heating Refrigerating & Airconditioning Engineer (ASHRAE) Indonesia Chapter 2009-2010 and active since 1993 until now in developing the strategic plan for Indonesia for ozone depleting substance phase out under Montreal Protocol implementation as a Chair of Airconditioning Sector in Technical Team of Ministry of Environment of Indonesia Government. He was awarded by the the Minister for his active role in environment movement. He is a founder of his own company PT Airkon Pratama, business line in Building Utilities Operation & Maintenance, Audit Energy, Building Energy Efficiency and Upgrading Building Performance.
Associate Director Texas A&M University, Energy Systems Laboratory Malcolm Verdict is an Associate Director of the Energy Systems Laboratory at Texas A&M University with over 35 years of energy management experience in the public and private sectors. Mr. Verdict currently provides retro-commissioning services to public and private facility owners, worldwide. From 1992-2001, he was a senior program manager at the Alliance to Save Energy in Washington, DC where he was responsible for their energy financing, Home Energy Rating, Federal Agency Energy Productivity, and Energy Star Home initiatives. In 2006, he was appointed by Texas Gov. Perry to the Western Governors Association's Clean & Diversified Energy Task Force. Prior to joining the Alliance in 2001, he was Deputy Director of the Texas State Energy Conservation Office where he helped create the award-winning $98 Million LoanSTAR energy retrofit revolving loan program which has funded $240+ million in loans and saved over $212 million since 1989. Prior to joining the Texas State Energy Office, he was a commercial loan officer in NW Louisiana. He holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) from the U.S. Air Force Academy and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Louisiana Tech University. He is a Certified Energy Manager (C.E.M.) and was selected the “2005 Energy Manager of the Year” by the U.S. Association of Energy Engineers.
Vice President Climate Change Capital Steven leads the UN regulatory and policy stream and advises CCC's funds on policy and regulatory developments of the international carbon market and broader international climate policy developments. In relation to CCC's research programme he focuses on financing mechanisms and financial products to support policy incentives. He is active in the discussions around new flexible mechanisms and the evolution of carbon finance under the UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) and Kyoto Protocol. Steven leads CCC's finance pieces for the EU Commission's "Global Sectoral Approaches" project with CCAP (Centre for Clean Air Policy), focusing on Mexico and China. He Chairs the Post 2012 and Institutional Reform working group of the Carbon Markets and Investors Association. He is also involved in the creation of a new platform to facilitate a dialogue between business, decision makers and representatives from the international community around emission trading schemes and broader policies related to climate change. Prior to joining CCC, he worked on linkages between climate change regulation and development at ODI (Overseas Development Institute). As a qualified Mexican lawyer he has experience in environmental and planning law. He has provided legal advice to international and domestic companies with regard to compliance with environmental legislation and has negotiated with Mexican environmental authorities on behalf of clients. Steven holds a law degree from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and a Master's in Law from the London School of Economics.
Project Manager Environment and Infrastructure Division Agence Francaise de Developpement Isabelle Vincent is a senior project manager (energy/climate) in Agence Française de Développement (AFD). After engineering studies including a master in environmental economics she joined the French Ministry of Infrastructure for 3 years, as head of a division within the General Department of Transport and Sea. She then joined AFD as project manager, first in the headquarters in Paris, where she handled energy projects in West Africa and Asia, and then from Bangkok, as regional energy/climate specialist.
Energy Specialist Asian Development Bank Satoshi Fukushima is Energy Specialist in the South Asia Regional Department. Prior to ADB, he was working as Manager of Corporate Planning at Kansai Electric Power Company, an electric utility in central-western part of Japan and he was in charge of power system planning and wide-area cooperation among electric utilities.
Energy Specialist Asian Development Bank Len George is Energy Specialist and the Program Leader for the Maldives in the South Asia Regional Department. Prior to ADB, he was working as Senior Manager at PwC, a company which provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services .
President and CEO Elk Partners LLC An award-winning business leader, Christianne Carin combines technical design and commercialization, science and business with 25 years in leadership and innovation in clean technology implementation. Carin has lead teams in all aspects of product, process, equipment technology developments, commercialization, diversification, and adaption. As the primary inventor of 32 global patents plus over 120 patents filed, Carin is the inventor of commercialized clean technologies in renewable energy, water and waste treatment, and a new class of fertilizer proven to outperform chemical fertilizers. Carin holds a MBA (honors) from the Asia Pacific International Institute (New Zealand), and a BFA (honors) from the University of British Columbia (Canada).
Managing Partner EOS Investment Partners Dr. Eugene Yun is co-founder and Managing Partner of Eos Investment Partners, a Seoulbased investment firm. Eos Investment Partners specializes in cross-border investments with particular emphasis in climate change investments, natural resources and distressed situations. Dr. Yun also serves as Advisor to the Asian Development Bank where he helps develop and establish the Climate Public Private Partnership Fund. Dr. Yun has had the pleasure in the past of working in many different fields with Soros Fund Management, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Schroder Securities, Maeil Kyungje Shinmun, University of British Columbia and Ewha University. Dr. Yun studied economics at Yonsei University and received a Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Minnesota.
Advisor, Regional and Sustainable Development Department Asian Development Bank Mr. Tian is Advisor of Regional and Sustainable Development Department of the Asian Development Bank, advising on energy and development policies and operations of the Bank. Mr. Tian had worked since 1986 at the National Development and Reform Commission (former SPC/SDPC) of P.R. China in departments of policy research, industrial policy, longterm planning and international cooperation, holding positions from section chief, Director, Director General along his career. Before joining ADB in 2006, he was the Counselor for Economic Affairs of China to the US. Mr. Tian was one of chief drafters of various industrial policies of China in 1980s and 1990s, including national industrial policies of 1989 and 1994, industrial policies for sectors of automobile, electronics, machinery, telecommunications, energy and transportation. He was also participated in developing China's 8th, 9th, 10th five-year plans and policies regulating foreign investment. He was one of chief negotiators for China's accession to the WTO, responsible for industrial policy, foreign investment and industrial subsidy and other TRIM issues. Mr. Tian represented China at various international/multilateral organizations such as APEC energy, infrastructure and government procurement groups and the World Energy Council. He was also the chief drafter and coordinator of China-US Initiative of cooperation on energy and environment 1997 and Agreement on Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy 1998 and chief organizer of China-US dialogue on energy and environment and Oil and Gas Industry Forums between 1997 and 2005. Mr. Tian is a citizen of the People's Republic of China, receiving his BSc in mathematics from Peking University, MEng in operations research from Beijing Institute of Technology and was a research scholar at London School of Economics.
Contractor, Indonesia Country Manager USAID ECO-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program Irman Boyle has been the Country Manager for Indonesia of the USAID funded ECO Asia Clean Development Climate Program (CDCP) since October 2010. He is responsible for the planning, promotion, delivery, and monitoring of CTI-PFAN program activities, focusing on the facilitation of clean energy project financing. He is also a consultant to the International Finance Corporation, help to manage a transaction advisory for power generation and infrastructure projects. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Boyle served as a staff consultant in ADB Indonesia Resident Mission, working on providing public sector loan and technical assistance in energy sector. Mr Boyle holds an MBA degree from the Cass Business School, City University in London, the United Kingdom in 1999, and an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia in 1993.
China Country Manager, USAID- Eco-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program and PFAN China Manager Hong Miao, China Country Manager of USAID Funded Eco-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program, and PFAN China Manager. Having been worked in clean energy field for more than 10 years, she gained rich experience on clean energy businesses and projects development and financing, as well as strong background of international project development and implementation in clean energy field in China. She used to work for GOC/GEF/World Bank China Renewable Energy Scale-Up Program, which is the largest GEF supported program in renewable energy field in the world, and Renewable Energy Development Project, which was the first GEF supported project in renewable energy development in China, served as Executive Director of Project Management Office and PV manager correspondingly; Candian International Development Agency Solar Energy for Rural Electrification in Western China. As a consultant, she also involved in many international program development and implementation in renewable energy and energy efficency fields. In the current two years, served as PFAN China Manager, she leaded the team, incorporating with partners, to bridge clean energy businesses and projects with public and private investors, and obtained visible achievement, meanwhile, with PFAN regional team, her team engages in technology transfer and business cooperation and development within China and in the regional countries, including India, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnan, and Thailand. She once studied on his master degree in Management Engineering Department of Master School of China Science & Technology University, received her Bachelor Degree in Management Engineering Department of Beijing Science & Technology University, with strong background in renewable energy and energy efficiency, economic and financial analysis, financing, and project management.
Lee Jia Jing
Project Manager EU-Malaysia Biomass Sustainable Production Initiative (Biomass-SP) Ms. Lee Jia Jing graduated with a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Chemical Engineering from University Malaysia Sabah. In University Malaysia Sabah, Ms. Lee has successfully simulated and produced a paper on Plant Design of a Multipurpose Herbal Extraction. Prior to joining Biomass-SP as the Project Manager, she has experience in the oil and gas separation engineering and implementation of several European Union projects.
Director Alstom Power Preeti Malhotra has over 14 years of experience in the field of Climate Change, Renewable and Rural Energy. She has worked in a variety of organizations-Research Institution, NGO, Diplomatic Mission (UK) and Corporate. She has also advised UN and Multilateral Banks such as ADB. Her skills lie in Advocacy and Research. Over the years, she has held several positions, as Head of Department, Senior Advisor and Country director. She has extensive project experience having worked in over 20 projects for Government of India, Private and Public sector companies & Bilateral and Multilateral agencies. She has traveled extensively in India & abroad and has authored several books and research papers in refreed journals. She is currently Director, Power & Env Policies, Alstom.
Director, Poverty Reduction, Gender, and Social Development Division Regional and Sustainable Development Department Asian Development Bank Bart W. Édes is Director of the Poverty Reduction, Gender, and Social Development Division (RSGS) in ADB‟s Regional and Sustainable Development Department. RSGS provides quality assurance and technical support to ADB operations departments on education, gender, health, labor issues, social protection, and the social dimensions of projects and programming. It also generates and disseminates knowledge on these sectors and themes. Mr. Édes serves as the first Chair of ADB‟s Social Development and Poverty Community of Practice, launched in 2010. In previous positions with ADB, Mr. Édes has coordinated relations with civil society organizations, served as the institutional focal point for consultation and participation, and managed the formulation of the Public Communications Policy. Between 1994 and 2000, Mr. Édes oversaw communications at the SIGMA Program, a joint initiative of the European Union and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development providing support on public governance reform to countries in transition. While at SIGMA, Mr. Édes created a knowledge-sharing program, advised governments on modernizing their public information activities, and contributed to the launch and coordination of an anticorruption network in Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Édes has also worked as a journalist, policy analyst, and international trade and investment specialist. He has a Master‟s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan, and a Bachelor‟s Degree in Government from Georgetown University.
Regional Technical Advisor for Energy and Climate Change UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre Rajan is the Regional Technical Advisor for Energy and Climate Change at the UNDP AsiaPacific Regional Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. His primary focus is on access to sustainable energy services, linking to poverty reduction. His principle areas of service include policy advice, design and implementation of national programmes on energy access, capacity development and knowledge sharing on energy, poverty and gender. Rajan works closely with development partners and institutions to promote South-South cooperation. Prior to joining UNDP, he served as the head of the Energy Policy Unit in the Ministry of Energy in Malaysia.
Administrator National Electrification Administration, Philippines Edita S. Bueno is the Administrator of the National Electrification Administration. She joined the rural electrification movement right after college. She is therefore considered as a homegrown expert and technocrat in rural development and corporate governance. She also excels in policy administration/management, art/humanities and energy development and management. She is a Career Executive Service Officer, a distinction in rank conferred by the President of the Philippines. She is a member of the steering committee of the ADBinitiated Energy for All Partnership and is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Directors. She earned her degree in public administration graduating magna cum laude. She continues to lead in rural development advocacies by her various undertakings.
Executive Director The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (formerly the e8) Since 2001, Johane Meagher has served as Executive Director of The Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership (formerly the e8), an international NGO composed of the world's leading electricity companies whose mission is to play an active role in global electricity issues within the international framework and to promote sustainable energy development through electricity sector projects and human capacity building activities in developing and emerging nations worldwide. Ms. Meagher has more than 30 years of experience in the electricity sector. She previously worked for Hydro Québec, Montréal, Canada in various managerial positions in operations & transport, finance, engineering planning, wholesale commercialization, and regulatory affairs. She also held economist positions with a gas company and the Canadian Transport Commission. Ms Meagher received her bachelor's degree in Sciences from the University of Montreal and her Master in Business Administration from the Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Montreal.
Co-chair, Energy Community of Practice Asian Development Bank Since March 2009, Mr. Seethapathy Chander is the Principal Director of the ADB‟s Office of Information Systems and Technology, which is responsible for planning, implementing and maintaining ADB‟s communications and information technology platforms and systems. Mr. Chander is also concurrently the Chair of ADB‟s Energy Community of Practice which provides advice and guidance to ADB‟s operating departments on policy matters and initiatives in the energy sector. Mr. Chander is a first class graduate in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi, India majoring in power systems engineering. He later acquired a diploma in management, and a special diploma in human resources management from the Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi, India. Mr. Chander worked for 15 years in various positions with NTPC, India‟s largest electric power utility. He was part of the team that designed and constructed NTPC‟s first 400 kV transmission systems and the engineering manager of NTPC‟s and India‟s first HVDC transmission systems. In his last position as assistant to the Chairman and Managing Director, he was responsible for policy coordination as well as acquisitions and mergers. Joining ADB in 1992, Mr. Chander worked in the energy divisions serving South Asia and the Mekong countries. He coordinated the aid efforts of six aid-agencies working in Bangladesh‟s energy sector during 1992 through 2002 and led ADB‟s work in the reform efforts of the electricity sectors in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh states in India. He led ADB‟s team on cross border gas pipelines and electricity lines during 1999 – 2003, including the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline, and the Bhutan-India, and LaosThailand, power interconnections. From 2003 through 2008, Mr Chander played a key management role in the restructuring and expansion of ADB‟s Private Sector Operations Department, growing its annual turnover from less than $250 million in 2003 to over $2.2 billion in 2008. Profitability and portfolio quality were also significantly improved during this period.
Director, Sustainable Energy International Copper Association Mayur Karmarkar is Director, Sustainable Energy of the International Copper Association, whose mission is to promote the use of copper that make this sustainable element an essential contributor to sustainable development. Mayur oversees institutional and program strategies, approves new lines of work, and is responsible for ICA‟s Sustainable Energy Initiative in Asia. Over last two decades, he has promoted energy efficiency, the use of renewable energy sources, and the generation of energy at or near the site where the energy is actually used. Currently he is working with many Asian & Middle East countries in developing energy efficiency & renewable energy institutional frame-work, policies & market mechanism. Previously, he was leading the marketing team of the multinational, whose mission is to develop & promote new technologies, products favoring energy conservation. He has received post graduate diploma in Marketing Management & graduate degree in engineering for Pune University.
Energy Economist South Asia Department Asian Development Bank Tika is an Energy Economist with South Asia Department, ADB. He joined ADB with more than 20 years of industry experience in the area of operation and maintenance of distribution network, rural electrification, transmission and distribution planning, power system analysis, power system reliability analysis, and electricity economics and pricing. He has specialisation in the area of Energy Economics, Electricity Market design and operations, and generation investment analysis. Before joining ABD, he has worked in Aurecon International (former Connell Wagner), in Australia as a Senior Electrical Engineer (October 2008 to June 2010), Ergon Energy Corporation Ltd. Brisbane as a Senior Regulatory Analyst (October 2007 to October 2008), and various positions in Nepal Electricity Authority, Nepal (1988 to 2004). He has degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee (Formerly University of Roorkee) India, Master of Engineering (Energy Economics and Planning) from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, and PhD from University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He is a Member of Institute of Engineers Australia (IEAust.) and IEEE, and a Registered Professional Engineer with Nepal Engineering Council. He has several peer reviewed publications in IET and IJEPS and IEEE proceedings.
Senior Energy Efficiency Advisor International Energy Agency (IEA) Grayson Heffner is an authority on the design, management, and evaluation of clean energy policies and programs, including energy efficiency, demand side management, and renewable energy. He has over 30 years of power sector consulting and project management experience, including long-term assignments with Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the Electric Power Research Institute, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, International Resources Group, and the World Bank. He is currently a Senior Energy Efficiency Advisor for the International Energy Agency in Paris, France. Dr. Heffner has conducted studies and managed projects on power sector reform, electric power pricing and costing, energy efficiency, renewable energy, distribution loss reduction, and rural electrification around the world. He has designed and supervised clean energy studies and projects throughout Asia (China, Laos, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam), Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa), South Asia (India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan) and the Middle East (Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia). Dr. Heffner has published extensively on energy efficiency, power sector reform, and renewable energy in magazines and journals including The Electricity Journal, The Energy Journal, Energy: The International Journal, IEEE PES Transactions, and ASHRAE. He is a Senior Member and past San Francisco Chapter Chairman of the IEEE Power Engineering Society. Dr. Heffner received his BSEE and M.Eng.ME degrees from the University of California at Berkeley and his Doctor of Public Administration from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Philip C. Erquiaga
Director General Private Sector Operations Department Asian Development Bank Mr. Philip C. Erquiaga is the Director General of ADB‟s Private Sector Operations Department. Mr. Erquiaga leads a team of professionals tasked with catalyzing private investment for sustainable development activities across Asia and the Pacific. By 2020, 50% of ADB‟s annual operational volume will be in private sector development activities and direct private sector lending and investment. Mr. Erquiaga is an American with over 32 years of professional experience, most of which has been in Asia. Mr. Erquiaga joined ADB in 1985 after positions at the Overseas Development Council and the Chase Manhattan Bank. He has managed fixed income and interest rate derivative products for ADB‟s treasury operations, developed the treasury risk management function and enhanced and consolidated the co-financing operations of the Bank (including syndications and risk enhancement products) Most recently, Mr. Erquiaga was the Director General of ADB‟s Pacific Department. Mr. Erquiaga holds a Bachelor‟s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He obtained his Masters of Arts Degree in International Affairs from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
Partner Low Carbon Investors Brandon Courban is a principal portfolio manager with Low Carbon Investors, a leading Private Equity firm focussing on the low carbon economy. Previously he was a Vice President with Sindicatum Carbon Capital, a Singapore-headquartered global sustainable resources company and Senior Oil and Gas Consultant with Mott MacDonald Ltd, one of the world‟s leading multidisciplinary management consultancies. He has more than 10 years of energy and environment expertise, the majority of which have been undertaken in emerging markets particularly Asia. From a base in Jakarta and Singapore he has worked with a wide range of regional stakeholders including developers, co-investors, regional funds, lenders, EPC and service providers, government and regulatory bodies to originate, structure and implement a range of low carbon investments. Prior to that at Mott MacDonald Ltd based in London, he delivered a wide range of high value consulting assignments for blue chip clients round the world. Brandon holds an MBA from the University of Hertfordshire and is a UK Chartered Engineer. He speaks conversational Bahasa Indonesian/ Malay and Sierra Leonean Creole. Low Carbon Investors is an established fund management group with over US$250m assets under management and advisory. Among other funds, LCI manage the Low Carbon Accelerator Fund, a closed-ended investment company listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange (AIM). LCI is launching the Low Carbon Accelerator Asia, L.P. (“LCA Asia”), a clean energy fund with a target size US$150m to be invested in South and Southeast Asia. In Asia, LCI will principally focus its investment on distributed energy generation, clean fuels, waste-to-energy and water.
Head of Sustainability and Chief Operating Officer Anpha Capital Thomas Jakobsen is Head of Sustainability and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Anpha Capital, Mr. Jakobsen founded Gate to Asia, a Vietnam focused consulting company specializing in Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance issues. Mr Jakobsen holds a M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Aarhus in Denmark, and also studied at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. Mr Jakobsen has worked in several newly-developed countries before moving to Vietnam, including Russia and China. He is a Danish citizen and has resided in Ho Chi Minh City since 2006
Vice President Keytones Ventures Jin Yi focuses on clean technology investment opportunities and portfolio development at Keytone Ventures. He has developed deep domain expertise in materials and clean technology with over 10 years of experience in technology development and product marketing. Prior to Keytone, Jin was the founding member and a product marketing manager at Applied Materials‟ energy storage product group, and a design engineer at semiconductor equipment product group. Previously, he conducted material research on Li-ion battery and fuel cell at MIT. Jin holds a B.S. and M.S. in material science from University of Science and Technology Beijing, and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds two U.S. invention patents.
Investment Specialist Asian Development Bank S. Jane Brett is an Investment Specialist in Asian Development Bank‟s Private Sector Capital Markets group, which lends to and invests in financial institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. Her responsibilities include executing investments into private equity funds, and helping to monitor ADB‟s portfolio of funds, representing over $700 million of commitments, across Asian emerging markets. Prior to ADB, Ms. Brett was a structured finance credit ratings analyst at Standard & Poor‟s in New York, where she assigned credit ratings to US and UK credit-linked notes and future flow securitizations in emerging markets. Previously, she participated in the origination, execution, and placement of M&A and secured debt financing for non-investment grade companies in the U.S. and Latin America for Provident Group based in New York. Before joining Provident Group in 2002, she was an Analyst for Goldman Sachs Asset Management in the firm‟s U.S. Mutual Funds group. Miss Brett received her Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University‟s School of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), and a Bachelor of Arts in History of Art from Michigan State University.
Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Division Regional and Sustainable Development Department Asian Development Bank Mr. Gil-Hong Kim is the Director for the Sustainable Infrastructure Division of the Regional and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB). Mr. Kim's portfolio of initiatives includes clean energy and energy efficiency, sustainable transport, water supply and sanitation, urban development, and public-private partnerships. He is responsible to develop and implement ADB's sector policies and operational plans for energy, water, transport, and urban; develop innovative approaches and new business models for infrastructure development; and work as ADB's anchor for internal knowledge management and external knowledge partnership in the infrastructure sector. He is co-chair of Steering Committee of Energy for All Partnership Initiative which aims to provide energy access to 100 million people in Asia and the Pacific by 2015. He has 25 years experience in country development planning and operations, regional economic cooperation, infrastructure planning and development, and infrastructure project management. He has been working for ADB since 1996 in operations in Mekong and Southeast Asia Region, Strategy and Policy Department, and Regional and Sustainable Development Department. He served as the Country Director of ADB's Lao Resident Mission during 20082010. Mr. Kim, a South Korean national, has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, USA.
Gabinete Reyes Redentor
Commercial Director - Corporate Affairs and Sustainability Pepsi-Cola Products Philippines, Inc. Redentor (Gabby) Gabinete is the author of the environment sustainability projects of Pepsi Cola in the Philippines. He created the renewable energy project of Pepsi, dubbed as Project Power Play, in 2009 and followed it up with the energy efficiency and water conservation projects in 2010. At present, he is the Director for Corporate Affairs and Sustainability of Pepsi Cola in the Philippines. He joined Pepsi Cola in December 2006 as a Tax Director and after two years, he was designated as Commercial Director with the function of creating cost reduction projects. Gabby is an accountant by profession and has worked with large accounting firms such as PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Ernst and Young and KPMG as a tax professional. He joined large conglomerates, such as Shell, Filinvest and Guoco as the Head of Tax. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce major in Accountancy from De La Salle University where he graduated with honors.
Partner Mukund Dairy Farms He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering along with a U.S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineering License from the New York Maritime College. He is the president and CEO of the International Energy Consulting Corp. and also the Director for Asia at WADE a non profit organization promoting decentralized energy. Prior to this he worked at the U.S. Energy Association in Washington D.C. as Deputy Program Manager for over 12 years. He has experience in International Private Power Development, Electricity Market Development, Plant Operation, and System Engineering. He has also co authored several books including the 2011 India Energy Book Thailand Decentralized Energy Roadmap China Handbook on CHP and Decentralized Energy Handbook of Climate Change Mitigations Options. He is also a working Partner at Mukund Dairy Farms and sits on several boards of energy companies.
Senior Climate Change Specialist, CWER Asian Development Bank Peter J. Hayes is the Senior Climate Change Specialist for ADB's CWRD. He has worked in 56 countries, developing 300+ projects for climate adaptation, carbon development, community economic development (CARE International), and disaster risk reduction (Canadian Red Cross). He is Canadian, and obtained his Masters (IDS, Small Island Participatory Climate Adaptation) from St. Mary's University, Canada in 2004; and Bachelor of Arts Concentration Communication from the University of Ottawa, Canada in 1990. He helped spearhead the World Bank‟s project: Adapting To The Impact Of Rapid Glacier Retreat in The Tropical Andes; was Senior Manager for the Inter-American Development Bank‟s Mundo Maya Regional Tourism & Biodiversity Program; and served as ED for the ClimAdapt Adaptation Network.
ICFI Consultant IFC International Mark Allington CEng, MBA is Managing Director responsible for European operations of ICF International www.icfi.com, a 4000-strong, global consulting firm, active in energy, environment and many other fields. He has a broad background covering environment, energy, defence, aerospace and controls systems engineering, including twenty five years experience in innovative technology, marketing, sales and project management. He has particular experience in the direction and management of complex, international, energy, environment and management consulting projects, including many sustainable energy projects in the UK, India, south-east Asia, Africa and the former Soviet countries. Currently he is leading ICF‟s work on an ADB project concerning hazards/vulnerability and wind/solar resource mapping in ten Central and West Asian countries. This contract is undertaken under the Enabling Climate Change Interventions in Central and West Asia Initiative framework, through which ADB officers can call down ICF services.
Energy Specialist Asian Development Bank Aiming Zhou is an Energy Specialist in Regional and Sustainable Development Department, overseeing ADB's clean energy program and climate mitigation. Prior to joining ADB in 2009, Aiming was an Industrial Energy Efficiency Program Manager of the Alliance to Save Energy in U.S. He once worked as research associate and a policy fellow at University of Delaware in U.S. a research fellow at the Energy Research Institute in China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Energy and Environmental Policy, Master‟s degree in Economics and a Bachelor‟s degree in Energy Engineering.
Investment Specialist Asian Development Bank Martin joined ADB's Private Sector Capital Markets Climate Change Finance unit in 2010 to help scale up and facilitate private sector investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Prior to ADB, Martin worked for Deutsche Bank where he focused on emerging markets securitizations and credit structuring. Martin has also worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs and the Danish Export Credit Agency. He holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Denmark, and and MBA from London Business School.
Senior Officer - Eco Products Unit Xac Bank Matthew is a consumer energy and financial specialist with focused experience developing early stage energy product markets through micro-finance, carbon finance and development programs. Two years ago, he established XacBank‟s Eco Products Unit and has since led it to become an internationally recognized and pioneering model for consumer clean energy financing and distribution.
Marion Verles Executive Director Nexus Fund While studying at EDHEC business school, Marion took a gap year and worked with social entrepreneurs in developing countries. Her mantra became “Change investment patterns and you‟ll change the world!” After her MSc, she joined the M&A team of Barclays Bank in London, where she worked on the acquisition of Lehman Brothers. While there, she received her CIMA qualification and developed the unique skill set she now uses as Executive Director of Nexus - Carbon for Development. If you ask her about her years in the City, she‟ll say that there is no experience like the one that takes you deep inside the world you are trying to change.
Research Officer World Resources Institute Saurabh Lall is the Research Officer with the New Ventures objective of the Markets and Enterprise Program at the World Resources Institute. New Ventures‟ research aims to increase access to financing for environmental Small and Medium Enterprises in six of the world‟s most dynamic emerging economies. Saurabh‟s current research focuses on enterprise solutions for energy access, and helping companies provide clean energy products and services for the economic „base of the pyramid‟. He is co-author of two WRI publications on clean energy sectors in India: „Power to the People‟, a study of the renewable energy market in rural India, and „Powering Up‟, an analysis of the investment potential of Energy Service Companies (ESCOs). Originally from Mumbai, Saurabh has previously worked on rural water and sanitation issues in several states across India. He has a Master of Public Policy degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Mumbai. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Policy and Administration at the George Washington University, focusing on impact investing and program evaluation.
Peter du Pont
USAID Contractor, Chief of Party ECO-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program Dr. Peter du Pont has more than 25 years experience developing sustainable energy and efficiency programs in the U.S. and Asia. Since 1989, he has worked extensively throughout the Asia region, in NGO, private-sector, and government-sector organizations to design and advise on the implementation of clean energy strategies and initiatives. He currently leads the major regional USAID program in Asia promoting clean energy options to mitigate greenhouse gases, the ECO-Asia Clean Development and Climate Program. During the past two years, he has spearheaded the expansion of the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) into four countries in Asia. PFAN has developed a pipeline of more than 90 renewable energy businesses and projects and facilitated financial closure of 21 projects with a total investment of more than $270 million.
Deputy Director General Regional and Sustainable Development Department Asian Development Bank Mr. Woochong Um is the Deputy Director General for the Regional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD) of the Asian Development Bank. He is currently overseeing the ADB’s climate finance program with particular focus on leveraging private sector and carbon market financing. His responsibilities also include sustainable infrastructure, gender and social development, governance and public management, environment, and safeguards. Before his appointment as Deputy Director General, Mr. Um was the Director of the Sustainable Infrastructure Division of the RSDD. Mr. Um's portfolio of initiatives included clean energy, energy efficiency, transport, water supply and sanitation, urban development, and Information and Communication Technology. Prior to this, Mr. Um was a Specialist in the Infrastructure Division of the Mekong Department, in charge of managing infrastructure projects. Most notably, Mr. Um led a team to prepare the Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric project in Lao PDR in collaboration with the World Bank. He is also ADB’s focal point for dams and development issues, as well as mega urban development projects. He was also involved in various Bank-wide initiatives including the establishment of ADB’s accountability mechanism. Before joining ADB, Mr. Um worked as the Corporate Information Systems Specialist at Pfizer Inc. in New York, and as the Lead Programming Analyst at Pitney Bowes Inc. in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. Mr. Um, a Korean, has an MBA in finance and international business from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science/Management from Boston College.
Director, Senior Specialist Vestas Wind Systems A/S Mr. Henrik Breum, Director - Group Government Relations, Vestas Wind Systems. Mr. Breum had more than ten years‟ experience in renewable energy and wind energy before joining Vestas in April 2010. Before joining Vestas Mr. Henrik Breum worked for a number of leading Nordic investment banks. He has been extensively involved in wind market forecasting including evaluation of effects of political and regulatory changes. In his current position Mr. Henrik Breum is working in the cross road between wind energy economics, political and regulatory frameworks.
Director Standard Chartered Bank Brad joined Standard Chartered Bank in September 2006 as a member of the Renewable Energy & Environmental Finance (REEF) team that forms a specialist industry resource to provide Standard Chartered‟s clients with advisory, financial structuring, M&A, principal finance and debt funding services globally. Prior to Standard Chartered, Brad gained six and a half years of Project and Structured Finance experience at ANZ Investment Bank in Australia and Singapore. Prior to joining ANZ, Brad gained three and a half years of Project and Structured Finance and other banking experience in South Africa. Brad‟s experience includes transactions in the Power (renewable and non-renewable), Mining, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications and Infrastructure sectors. While in Australia, Brad spearheaded ANZ‟s renewable energy focus in the project finance market and was responsible for financing the first Australian wind farm to be constructed under a nonrecourse structure. Since joining Standard Chartered, Brad has been responsible for Standard Chartered‟s REEF business in Asia and has executed, and is currently executing, a number of REEF advisory and arranging assignments. Representative renewable energy transactions include arranging the finance for the 52.5MW Challicum Hills wind power project in Australia, arranging the finance for the 1,086MW Nam Theun 2 hydropower project in Laos (in which Brad led the Technical Bank and Insurance Bank roles on behalf of the international lenders), acting as financial advisor for the acquisition of a bio-ethanol plant in Thailand, arranging the finance for a biomass to energy plant in China and acting as strategic advisor for the development of pipeline of wind farms in China. Brad holds a Masters of Commerce degree from the University of Natal, South Africa.
Managing Director (India) SUN Group Mr. Sehgal heads clean energy investments at SUN Group, a leading principal and PE investment firm, with a focus on "clean growth" private-equity fund; green infrastructure projects (including solar, hydro, biomass, and wind); and carbon-trading. He is a frequent speaker on clean technology forums. He chairs the Cleantech SIG of TIE Delhi and is on the on steering committee of Indian Green Building Council; steering committee of New Ventures India; clean energy committee of FICCI; and on advisory board of a leading cleantech accelerator. He was part of advisory council on Solar Policy to the Indian Government. Mr. Sehgal has been evaluating investment opportunities in clean energy sector in India since 2006. He represents SUN Group on two Westbridge (Sequoia India) funds' investment committees. Earlier, he was with McKinsey & Company, where he counselled senior management and boards of leading global companies in energy, retail, telecommunications, software, and consumer products sectors on corporate strategy, operations, product commercialization, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and turnarounds. Mr. Sehgal was also Managing Director of Quark, Asia Pacific, a leading software company, where he turned-around a 1600-employee organization. Earlier, he served as Vice President at i2 Technologies, USA, a leader in supply chain management and logistics software. Mr. Sehgal also held management positions with Kraft Foods, USA. Mr. Sehgal has an MBA from Kellogg Business School, USA; MS in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA; and BS in Physics Hons. from Delhi University.
John E. Morton
Vice President, Office of Investment Policy Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) John E. Morton is Vice President of Investment Policy at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US Government‟s development finance institution. Prior to OPIC, Mr. Morton was Managing Director of economic policy at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Previously, he served as director of National Security Policy for the John Kerry presidential campaign, as investment officer with Global Environment Fund, as strategy consultant with Mercer Management Consulting and as program officer at the World Bank. Mr. Morton received an M.B.A. from Wharton, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies, and a B.A. from Harvard College.
Advisor Regional and Sustainable Development Department Asian Development Bank Mr. Xuedu Lu is an ADB Advisor on climate change and carbon market and a professor of Tongji University. Prior to ADB, Mr. Lu was Deputy Director General of the National Climate Center of the China Meteorological Administration, responsible for research, policy and negotiation on carbon market mechanism, adaptation, and low carbon economy. Before moving to National Climate Center, he worked for Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of China for 19 years in charge of policy-making, negotiation and management of climate change. Before joining the government, he had 8 years academic research on climate change. He also served in the CDM Executive Board of Kyoto Protocol for 8 years in various capacities.
Director CDM Fund Center, Minustry of Finance, China Mr. Chen Huan is Deputy Director General of the China CDM Fund Management Center, Ministry of Finance (MOF), China. In 1989, he joined MOF. Since then, he engaged in international financial cooperation in positions in World Bank Department and International Department of MOF, and involved in a number of international financial and development affairs. In 1999-2002, he served in the Office of Executive Director for China in the World Bank, in the positions of Advisor and Alternate Executive Director. Since July 2007, he serves in the current position. Mr. Chen Huan holds a Bachelor Degree of English Literature and Master Degree of Economics.
Director, Carbon Business Office Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization Dr. Lohsomboon is the Director of the Carbon Business Office of Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization (Public Organization) (TGO), a national body acting as a DNA for CDM projects and promoting all activities related to greenhouse gas mitigation. She is also the Carbon Footprint Technical Committee Chair for carbon footprint for products in Thailand. Previously, Dr. Lohsomboon worked for the Thailand Environmental Institute in Bangkok, from 1996 to 2008 as the Director of the Business and Environment Program. She is an expert in Eco-labelling and in developing environmental criteria for green products. Dr. Lohsomboon has implemented projects promoting environmental sustainability, including life cycle inventories and assessment, cleaner technology and the development of Environmental Performance Indicators for various industrial sectors. She serves as a national expert to TC207/SC3, SC5 and SC7 committees (ISO 14000 standards). Dr. Lohsomboon holds a Ph.D. in science from Graduate School of Life and Environmental Studies, University of Tsukuba, Japan and a master degree of Business Administration (MBA) from the Thammasart University, Thailand.
Chu Thi Thanh Huong
Official Department of Meteorology, Hydrology and Climate Change (DMHCC) Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), Viet Nam Chu Thi Thanh Huong is official of DMHCC. She manage, coordinate the main two programs (the National Target Program to Response to Climate Change and the Supporting Program to Response to Climate Change) with all relevant ministries and provinces. In addition to that, she also assist to prepare the National Strategy on Climate Change etc… Prior to her current position, she worked for the International Cooperation Department under MONRE.
Dickey Edwin Hindarto
Coordinator National Council on Climate Change Indonesia Dickey Edwin Hindarto is currently the Head of the Carbon Trading Mechanism Division of the National Council on Climate Change of Indonesia (Dewan Nasional Perubahan Iklim/DNPI). In this capacity, he coordinates and directs programs involving carbon market mechanisms by formulating the rules and policies for the carbon market mechanism; analyzing and preparing new carbon market schemes for Indonesia post-2012; cooperating with national and international institutes on carbon market development; and assisting the Head of The Secretary of the National Council on Climate Change. Mr. Hindarto also has served as Lead Negotiator of Indonesia during UNFCCC negotiations, including the Kyoto Protocol, and COP 14, 15, and 16. He is the Head of the Secretariat of Indonesia Designated National Authority where he evaluates CDM proposal projects and develops new opportunities for CDM development in Indonesia, including direct foreign investment.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Financing Specialist Econoler Mr. Gerginov is a senior expert with extensive experience in Project Finance and Fund Management. Over the last 6 years, Mr. Gerginov worked as Financial manager in the development and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy financing mechanisms. Mr. Gerginov managed the start-up and expansion of the Bulgarian Energy Efficiency Fund, establishing it as a lead financing institution for energy efficiency in Bulgaria. Since 2010 he has been managing the structuring of a KfW supported EE/RE credit line with China EXIM Bank. He has also been involved in structuring a dedicated EE/RE funds in Chile and other countries.
Associate ReEx Capital Asia Pte. Ltd. Catriona has been an Associate at ReEx Capital Asia since January 2011. In her current role she analyses Clean Energy investment opportunities and provides financial consultation to investors and developers in the Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency and Water sectors. Prior to joining, she worked at JP Morgan in New York where she performed credit risk analysis and financial valuations. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst, holds Economics and Arts degrees completed at the University of Melbourne / New York University Stern School of Business, and is certified proficient in Mandarin Chinese.
Country Director New Ventures India Sanjoy Sanyal is the Country Director of New Ventures India. New Ventures is the World Resources Institute‟s center for environmental entrepreneurship – providing business development services to environmentally-focused small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets. New Ventures addresses the key barriers to “green” entrepreneurial growth by building in-country support networks for environmental enterprises and increasing their access to finance. Sanjoy has been involved with New Ventures India since 2009 and has been particularly active in helping green entrepreneurs from India raise funding from a network of investors both based in India and overseas. Before his current assignment, Mr Sanyal was the COO of Vubites, a media technology company which was a part of Rediff.com. and Vice President – Professional Services with SumTotal systems, a global leader in the Talent Management software product space. His entrepreneurial experiences include co-founding and running Aesthetic Technologies, an interactive content creation company, He has also worked for large public companies: ICICI and ITC Classic. Mr Sanyal graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and has post graduate qualifications in business from the India Institute of Management.
Senior Private Sector Development Specialist Asian Development Bank Ms. Varkay leads and develops nonsovereign project activity in the financial sector in South East Asia, and works to mainstream energy effciency finance via financial intermediaries. She is also responsible for raising awareness on energy efficiency finance for both direct and indirect exporters via national conferences involving senior policymakers, commercial financial intermediaries, and energy service companies as well as major technology suppliers Her work involves close coordination with public and private sectors on developing new institutions to support regional trade and investment, public-private partnerships in infrastructure finance, pre-shipment export finance, and structuring of supporting corporate governance frameworks.
Lead Natural Resources Specialist Asian Development Bank Dr. Yue-Lang Feng is the Lead Natural Resources Management Specialist in East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank. She has a Ph. D. degree in Environmental Science, and has been working in ADB for 13 years. Dr. Feng is the project officer of two biomass energy investment projects for the People‟s Republic of China. The two projects are financed by ADB, and cofinanced by GEF to explore innovative approaches to solving the pollution problems of livestock waste and improving rural livelihoods in China. One of the biomass renewable energy projects will be piloting centralized biogas plants to establish business models for large-scale biogas plants.
Senior Associate White & Case LLP Matthew Wood is a senior associate based in our Abu Dhabi office who has experience in project finance, banking and securities transactions cutting across a multitude of sectors, including energy and infrastructure. Examples of Matt‟s energy related experience include advising: the lenders in connection with the Shams 1 solar power project in the UAE. He has also has advised on a number of large-scale projects across the Middle East and elsewhere, including the: US$2.2 billion Rabigh IPP project in Saudi Arabia; the US$670 million TCI Sanmar chlor-alkali petrochemical facility in Port Said; the US$11.2 billion Qatargas II project; the US$969 million project financing of the OMIFCO ammonia fertiliser plant in Oman and the US$20 billion financing of the Sakhalin II (Phase 2) LNG Project in Russia.
Lead Energy Advisor Mott MacDonald Philip Napier-Moore is Mott MacDonald‟s lead low-carbon power generation advisor for South-East Asia, managing technical advisory studies from Bangkok. He has led projects for a range of multilateral agencies, national governments and a large number of private companies, working internationally on low-carbon power projects in 20 countries around the world, in particular within Asia and Europe. He is a Chartered Energy Engineer and obtained his first class Masters of Engineering degree from Oxford University.
Director Conergy Renewable Energy Emmanuel Guyot specializes in renewable energy project development in emerging markets. He has more than 20 years of experience in the environment and energy sectors. He started his career at EDF (Electricite de France) and then worked for BCEOM (a leading French engineering company) on energy and environment policy framework reforms in Asia, Latin America, Africa and Eastern Europe related to European Commission and World Bank development programs. He was at that time the Director of the Energy Department in the company. Afterwards, he joined Theolia and Ecolutions to develop wind farms, biomass and solar plants within the Kyoto protocol framework (CDM projects) to create carbon assets. He worked during this period in North Africa, India and China. He recently joined Conergy and is responsible for Project Development in the AP and Middle East region, with a mission to bring equity investors and Conergy together on solar PV plant development.
Technical Project Director German Development Cooperation (GTZ) & FECC of MOA, PRC Professor Berhard Raninger currently works as the Director of GIZ Sino-German Biomass/Biogas Utilization Project in Beijing. Prior to this, Professor Raninger was a CIM expert at SYIAE – Hangkong University at the Institute for Clean Energy and Environmental Engineering (ICEEE) on waste management and biotechnological waste processes research. While working at ICEEE, he received the China National Friendship Award in 2007, the highest award for foreign experts in China. Professor Raninger has also served as the Team Leader for Asian Development Bank‟s Preparatory Technical Assistance Project on Preparing the Integrated Renewable Biomass Energy Development, as well as worked as the EU CoDirector of EU-China Liaoning Integrated Environmental Programme. He has worked on projects concerning biotechnological waste treatment plants in 20 countries, including the US, West Africa, the EU, China, and Austria. Professor Raninger holds a Ph.D. from Karl Franzens University Graz in Austria.
Programme Manager World Business Council for Sustainable Development Matthew Lynch is the Program Manager for the Development Focus Area of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) based in Geneva. The WBCSD is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. He is currently managing the WBCSD‟s new Access to Energy Initiative. Matthew is an engineer with his initial professional background in environmental management in the mining and petroleum sectors. In 2002, he took a position as an adviser with a community-development NGO in Afghanistan, followed by a program role with the intergovernmental environment organization for South Asia (SACEP) headquartered in Colombo. Before joining the WBCSD, he was the Program Manager for the NGO Engineers Against Poverty in London. Matthew has a Masters Degree in Environmental Technology majoring in Environmental Economics and Policy from Imperial College, London and a Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business from the University of Cambridge Programme for Industry.
Senior Director Energy & Climate Change, Head of Strategic Sustainability Initiatives Philips Lighting Harry Verhaar has over 20 years of experience in the lighting industry, with his current roles being Senior Director Energy & Climate Change, and Head of Strategic Sustainability Initiatives at Philips Lighting. He has in the past seven years been the architect of the lighting strategy on energy and climate change, which has resulted in a global momentum on phasing out of old lighting technologies for street-ligthing; non-residential buildings and homes. Furthermore he is responsible for the „off-grid lighting‟or Base of the Pyramid program at Philips Lighting, aimed at supporting sustainable pathways for developing countries. He is an active member of a number of partnership networks, among which The Climate Group; WBCSD; World Green Building Council; Prince of Wales Corporate Leadership Group on Climate Change; several UN organizations and a member of the Advisory Board of The Lisbon Council. Previously he was responsible for the marketing activities of the professional lamps activities in Europe. Prior to that he has lived for five years in São Paulo Brazil, of which the last two as commercial manager professional lighting for Latin America. Before that he has held various positions in product marketing management and product and technology development. Harry holds a MSc in Solid State Luminescence from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
Peeush Kumar Bishnoi
Global Technology Leader (Decentralized Renewable Energy Technologies) Siemens AG In current role, leads the Decentralized Renewable Energy Technologies at the Siemens Corporate Research and Technologies. Responsible for technology landscape, strategies for collaborations and sponsored research programs globally, identification of gaps in IP portfolio and directing a team for in-house research programs. Earlier experience includes working at Global Research Center of General Electric in area of Energy and Propulsion as also R&D Center of Larsen & Toubro Limited supporting business units involved with engineering, procurement, and construction of power plants and refineries. Twenty years of professional experience in core industry of Energy and Aviation. Involved with entire value chain of power generation in sub-MW segment to serve the rural and urban market segment in emerging economies. Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, USA.
Global Head of Research Bloomberg New Energy Finance Michael first joined the UK Department of Energy in the 1980s, where he worked on variety of energy policy areas, including one of the very earliest privatisations (Amersham International), as well as deregulation of the gas industry, renewable energy, nuclear policy and the financing and privatisation of the electricity industry. He was Private Secretary to both the Minister of State for Energy and the Permanent Secretary during the mid-late 80s, including during the oil crisis and the miners‟ strike in the UK. He then joined McKinsey, where he worked across a range of industries including energy, consumer goods and telecoms. He specialised in technology related industries and telecoms where he became a partner, serving clients across Europe as well as in Asia and the US. He is now working with Bloomberg New Energy Finance, focusing on the research and analytic agenda in areas such as Wind, Solar, Biomass and Energy Efficiency. He has an MA (1st Class) in Mathematics from Cambridge University and an MBA (with distinction) from the London Business School.
Senior Fellow New & Renewable Energy Division Korean Institute of Energy Economics Dr. Boo‟s is a Senior Fellow with the New & Renewable Energy Division of the Korea Energy Economics Institute (KEEI), a unique government-sponsored research institute that develops policies on national energy and national resources. Dr. Boo has been a researcher with KEEI since the 1980s, and his main areas of concern are in new and renewable energy policy development, economic analysis, institutional arrangements, education, outreach, and international cooperation. Dr. Boo is also a member of the Advisory Group to the Ministry of Knowledge and Economy (MKE), where he shares his knowledge and experience in Renewable Energy and Economic Policies for invigorating the development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in Korea. Dr. Boo has a B.S. in Mining & Petroleum Engineering and an MBA in International Business from Seoul National University, and a Ph.D. in Public Economics and Policy from the University of Delaware.
Associate Professor The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment King Mongkut’s University of Technology Dr. Bundit Fungtammasan is Vice President (Research) of King Mongkut‟s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand. His expertise lies in the areas of thermo-fluids, combustion, and energy policy. Prior to his appointment as VP, he was the Director of the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), which is a center of excellence and a fiveuniversity consortium in energy technology and environment. In recent years he has directed number of integrated research projects aimed at providing policy decision support analysis for the Thai Ministries of Energy and of Science and Technology on the promotion of renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Founding Member Prayas Energy Group Shantanu Dixit has been working in power sector in the area of analysis and advocacy for nearly two decades. He is a Core Team Member of the Prayas Energy Group. He has worked on a range of power sector related issues from techno-economic, legal and broader public interest perspective. His past work includes analysis of power purchase agreements, energy efficiency / DSM, renewable energy, integrated resource plan (IRP) for the state of Maharashtra, agricultural power consumption and subsidy, regulatory governance, and competitive bidding for thermal projects. Currently he is working on issues relating to electricity sector restructuring and regulation. On behalf of PEG he leads regulatory interventions in the electricity sector. He represents PEG in the Electricity Governance Initiative, which works with several organizations around the world to promote good governance in the electricity sector. He has also contributed in the development of power sector as member of several committees.
Managing Director Carbon CME Ltd. a subsidiary of South Pole Carbon Asset Management Ltd Ingo is a Senior CDM Expert with a 14-year track record. He has been an active participant in the design and use of market-based instruments for climate mitigation since 1994. He has been involved in the design of the CDM on behalf of the IEA/OECD and lead the development of a large project portfolio in South East Asia. Most recently, he is involved in the scaling-up of market mechanisms by exploring the linkage and co-existence of project-based mechanisms (incl. PoA) and future NAMA in developing countries. Ingo lives in Bangkok.
Climate and Energy Campaigner Greenpeace International Jasper Inventor has been working with Greenpeace International as a climate and energy campaigner for 7 years. Currently Greenpeace tasks include global campaign strategies development, support, advise and coordination of Greenpeace national and regional offices on renewable energy policies and international climate change policies. Provides climate policy advise in Greenpeace's work in the UNFCCC, G20, G8, UNGA, BASIC and other international forums.
Senior Energy Specialist East Asia Department Asian Development Bank Dr. Pradeep Perera a senior energy specialist of ADB's Asian Development Bank has over 20 years of experience in energy sector policy analysis and financing energy sector projects. Dr. Perera qualified as an Electrical Engineer for Sri Lanka and he obtained his PhD from Imperial College UK in energy economics. Prior to joining ADB in 2003, he was with IFC and the World Bank engaged in energy sector policy dialogue and structuring financing for energy sector projects. Since joining ADB in 2003, Dr. Perera had been the team leader for several ADB financed clean energy projects in Viet Nam and Laos including a large hydropower project and engaged in policy dialogue to establish competitive power markets in Viet Nam. He was also attached to ADB's independent evaluation department for two years during which he undertook a special study on Climate Change impacts on ADB's energy sector operations and evaluation studies on ADB's energy sector investments in Bangladesh, Bhutan and India. Currently he is attached to ADB's East Asia Department, where he is preparing an ADB project to finance industrial energy efficiency in Hebei Province of PRC as well as ADB support for domestic carbon market development in PRC.
Nitin Pandit President International Institute for Energy Conservation Since 2000, Dr. Pandit has been the President of IIEC, a non-profit based in the Washington, DC, area and working through its offices in India, Thailand, Philippines, South Africa, and Brazil to implement novel sustainable energy programs in developing countries. Dr. Pandit's focus is to conceptualize and cultivate multi-disciplined approaches to scale-up energy efficiency practices through innovative technical and financial mechanisms, and through public-private partnerships. In the past few years, Dr. Pandit has guided IIEC in the implementation of several trend-setting programs in demand side management with utilities, development of project pipelines in urban and rural sectors, fiscal impacts of energy efficiency, and in mainstreaming financial mechanisms for constructing energy efficient Eco-Housing in India. As a civil and environmental engineer, he is currently working in applications that address the nexus of several sectors, such as water, construction, and SMEs with energy. Before IIEC, Dr. Pandit worked with several reputed environmental consulting firms. He has two masters degrees in engineering and a doctorate in public policy.
Regional Manager Asia E+Co Dirk Muench currently functions as Regional Manager for E+Co‟s Asia activity and coordinates the development of E+Co's Asia Clean Energy PE Fund. As the Asia Regional Manager, Dirk oversees the investment and portfolio management of E+Co's Asia operations. Responsibilities include developing, planning and implementing partnerships for the extension of clean energy access in Southeast Asia and China. Dirk brings 8 years of experience in international finance to the team. Before joining E+Co in 2010, Dirk worked for J.P Morgan in their New York and London offices as investment advisor to institutional investors and more recently as a trader in Emerging Markets. Previously, Dirk ran Discover Business Asia, a Swiss non-profit organization functioning as an incubator of international start-ups. Dirk holds a MSc in Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and completed graduate studies at Columbia‟s Earth Institute, focusing on climate science, renewable energy technologies and international climate change law.
South Asia Business Development Manager Barefoot Power Cecile Pompei has been working for Barefoot Power for 2 years. She is the Asia Business Development Manager and is based in New Delhi, India. Barefoot Power, established 2005, is a social for-profit enterprise that strives for operational excellence in assisting poor people in developing countries to access affordable renewable energy and efficient lighting. Barefoot Power is much more than a product supplier; it is a business development company that provides “software” (capacity building) as well as “hardware” (products). Prior to working with Barefoot Power, Cecile Pompei worked in the Microfinance sector. Ms Pompei holds a Bachelor in History/Geography from La Sorbonne, as well as a Master in International Management.
Director Kamworks Jeroen has more than 15 years of working experience in renewable energy, energy access and energy conservation. As director and co-founder of Kamworks (est. 2006) Jeroen and his partners manage this innovative and ambitious social enterprise. Kamworks aims at providing innovative, clean and affordable solutions for off grid electrification. Kamworks‟ flagship product is the MoonLight, an award winning solar lantern that was developed in a participatory design project with local villagers. Prior to his job at Kamworks, Jeroen worked as consultant with Ecofys and with UNDP in New York on renewable energy projects in developing countries. Jeroen holds an M.Sc. in manufacturing management from the University of Birmingham and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. In Cambodia, Jeroen lives with his wife and 3 young children amidst the rice fields in a 100% solar powered, passive house of his own design.
Deputy Director CARD Business Development Service Foundation Julius is Operations Director for CARD Business Development Service Foundation and a member CARD MRI‟s Management /Executive Committee. As a Committee Member he assists in the monitoring of CARD‟s 1,200 microfinance branches. He manages the distribution of rice, muscovado, affordable renewable energy products, handicrafts and micro-housing development. He finished Top Management Program from the Asian Institute of Management, obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from De LaSalle University, CSB, and Masters in International Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.
Executive Director Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Center Sophie Punte is the Executive Director of the Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) Center in Manila, and works with government agencies and other organizations to improve air quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transport, energy and other sectors and make Asian cities more livable. Through previous positions with UNEP, and engineering firm and the accounting firm KPMG, she gained extensive experience in energy and GHG management and corporate social responsibility with industry in Asia and multinational corporations. Sophie holds a Master of Science (Biology) and a Master of Environmental Management from the Netherlands.
Advisor Regional and Sustainable Development Department Asian Development Bank Dr. Jitendra (Jitu) Shah, Advisor, Regional and Sustainable Development Department (RSDD) ADB has over 25 years of professional experience in various environmental and development areas in Asia and the U.S. He is assisting with promotion of ADB‟s low-carbon infrastructure program, with a focus on energy, transport and urban sectors. Prior to ADB, Jitu worked with the World Bank for 17 years across Asia. Jitu was president and founder of G2 Environmental Inc., an environmental management consulting firm in Portland, Oregon. Jitu has a PhD in Environmental Science from Oregon Graduate Institute in the U.S.; an MBA from Portland State University in USA; a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech USA; and a Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India.
Ernesto L. Camarillo
Consultant – Sustainable Transportation and Traffic Management City Government of Makati, Philippines Mr. Camarillo has over 20 years of transport management experience and he studied Environment and Public Transportation Management in Sweden. He was the former Executive Director of the Metro Manila Development Authority‟s Traffic Operations Center. Mr. Camarillo has been active in transport initiatives and organizations including the Interagency Road Safety Committee, Technical Working Group on the Metro Manila Urban Transport Integration Study (MMUTIS), Metro Manila Air Quality Improvement Project, Presidential Task Force on Traffic Improvement and Management, among others. Since 2002, he has been the Consultant for Sustainable Transportation and Traffic Management of the City Government of Makati.
Cresencio Montalbo, Jr.
Associate Professor, School of Urban & Regional Planning University of the Philippines Dr. Cresencio Montalbo Jr. has master‟s and doctoral degrees in urban & regional planning from the University of Tsukuba (Japan) and a bachelor‟s degree in civil engineering from the University of the Philippines. His academic and professional interests and advocacies are in public transportation, non-motorized transportation, environmentally sustainable transport, public involvement, social marketing. He has been involved in the conduct of local Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) studies in Metro Manila (2007), Cebu City (2010) and Davao City (2011). Dr. Montalbo is a faculty member of the UP School of Urban & Regional Planning (SURP) handling master‟s and doctoral students. He is also a Fellow of the UP National Center for Transportation Studies (NCTS), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
Urban Development Specialist (Transport) South Asia Department Asian Development Bank Mr. Margonsztern is a national of France. He obtained his Master in Urban Planning and Management from National Engineering School (ENPC), Paris, France in 1997, and his Bachelors in Political Science, from Political Science Institute of Grenoble, France in 1995. He obtained his Certificate in Urban Planning and Public Transport from University of California of Los Angeles, USA in 1996. He currently holds a position of urban development specialist with a focus on urban transport, within the Urban Development and Water Division (SAUW) of ADB‟s South Asia Department. He works on urban transport projects in Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka. Prior to joining ADB, he was working in Vietnam as a Director in HCMC Urban Development Management Support Centre where he defined and delivered institutional support on public transport, urban planning, and urban design. He also worked as Director in Institute of Urban Matters in Hanoi, where he was in charge of conceiving, launching and directing cooperation program in the field of urban planning and public transport. Noticeably, he participated to a project of restructuration of the Hanoi bus network funded by the E.U, and to the definition of a metro project. Earlier in his career, he also worked as Project Manager in SCET Ile-de-France and as team member in City of Rouen where he was in charge of defining and negotiating with the stakeholders the legal and financing framework and urban concept.
Principal Climate Change Specialist (Clean Energy) Regional and Sustainable Development Departmentn Asian Development Bank Mr. Toru Kubo is Principal Climate Change Specialist (Clean Energy) and the Head of Carbon Market Program at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He joined in 2004 as ADB's first staff to focus on climate change mitigation and managed the “CDM Facility”, a pilot assistance program to support developing countries on CDM procedures. He then designed and launched the Carbon Market Initiative, now upgraded to the Carbon Market Program (CMP) which focuses on providing upfront finance and technical assistance to boost new low-carbon project development. Besides carbon market issues, Mr. Kubo is designing and implementing new initiatives focused on energy security as well as transfer and diffusion of climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies. Toru is a mechanical engineer by training with particular expertise in thermal systems. Prior to joining ADB, he was Asian Business Manager and Policy Analyst at Trexler Climate and Energy Services (now part of Det Norske Veritas), and Research Associate at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy in Washington, D.C.
Head of Climate Change and Sustainability KPMG Korea Sungwoo Kim has a master in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Duke University in US, and PhD in Business Administration from Seoul School of Integrated Science and Technology in Korea. While his dissertation is focused on Climate Change & Business/Corporate Strategy”, he developed his career in renewable energy & energy efficiency investment, CDM, and emission trading as a strategic energy business developer of POSCO(World Top 3 Steel Maker) and others for 18 years, and now he is a head of CC&S(Climate Change and Sustainability) division of KPMG Korea, a management strategy advisory firm. Also, he has been a focal member of advisory board of Asia Clean Energy Fund and other various Korean carbon funds with a comprehensive experience from engineering to financing as well as from theory to execution in the field of clean energy & climate change. Last several years, he has spoken at major global conferences, B4E(Business for Environment), Carbon Expo, Carbon Finance, Asia Clean Energy Forum, and Carbon Forum Asia, etc, as a prominent Asian speaker.
CEO Carbon Management Consulting Group Philippe Delhaise is the CEO of the Carbon Management Consulting Group (“CMC”), www.carbonmcgroup.com, a leading independent provider of consulting services for energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reduction projects under the Kyoto Protocol. The CMC group, with offices in Hong Kong, Calcutta, Santiago and Curitiba, includes Capital Information Services (“CIS”), www.ciscarbonratings.com and www.ciscarbonrisk.com , a company specialized in the pricing of Carbon Credits, based on delivery risk and other factors, as well as in Carbon Fund management. It provides third party opinions for the valuation and the Marking-to-Market of portfolios of future Carbon Credits.
James M. Donovan
CEO FirstCarbon Solutions James Donovan is the co-founder of the ADEC Group. From a start-up company in 1998 of two persons he grew the company into a 5,000-strong global enterprise that specializes in Business Process outsourcing (BPO) and Carbon Management Solutions. Previously, Mr. Donovan worked for 25 years as an Investment Banker at firms, which include Daiwa American Securities and Lehman Brothers Investment Bank in Hong Kong/London. Participating in the birth of the Asian capital markets gave him a unique perspective on international finance, equity debt, and corporate restructuring. In 2008, he started FirstCarbon Solutions as a passion of his; a complete carbon-management company enables businesses and enterprises to easily understand how their environmental performance can impact their business.
Senior Counsel Asian Development Bank Kala Mulqueeny is a 2011 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a 2010 Yale World Fellow and a Senior Counsel in the Office of General Counsel (OGC) at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). She has a Doctorate of Juridical Science from Harvard Law School, and until heading to Yale, was an Adjunct Professor equivalent at the University of the Philippines. Australasian Legal Business: Legal News named her one of the Top 40 Hottest Lawyers in 2010. At ADB, Kala is responsible for regulatory work relating to the environment, and energy and climate change. She led ADB's Asia Pacific Dialogue on Clean Energy Governance and Regulation among energy policy-makers and regulators in Asia, and USAID, the International Energy Agency, and World Resources Institute. She was the lawyer on the first Integrated Gas and Combined Cycle (IGCC) Project in China (and the developing world) and is responsible for ADB's technical assistance on the regulation of the important Carbon Capture and Storage technology. She has also worked on the financing of other sovereign projects in the water, transport and energy sectors in Nepal, Bhutan, Mongolia, China, Laos, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh. Kala was counsel involved in developing ADB‟s Asia Pacific Carbon Fund and has worked on agricultural waste, biogas, and hydropower Clean Development Mechanism. Kala currently administers an approx. $2 million research project into the effectiveness of energy and water service supply regulation in South-east Asian countries and small island developing countries, including the Pacific. This work includes establishing an Energy Regulators Network within the Association of South-east Asian Nations (ASEAN), which was endorsed in 2010 by the ASEAN Senior Officials on Energy Meeting. Kala also leads work on forging an Asian Judges and the Environment Network supported by senior judiciary and chief justices, which includes a program to strengthen the capacity of Asian judiciaries to decide environmental cases, and worked in partnership with UNEP and the US Environment Protection Agency. In Sri Lanka, she oversaw a post-tsunami legal empowerment and access to justice project, which has directly helped about 80,000 people. Kala is also counsel responsible for legal work on ADB's accountability mechanism, which investigates complaints against ADB on its involvement in projects, including its compliance with its environmental and social safeguard policy. At the University of the Philippines, College of Law, Kala has taught international energy and climate law, and international environmental law. Kala is on the Advisory Board of the Harvard Law School‟s Law and International Development Society, and a strategic advisor on climate change education to Nahdlatul Ulama, the largest Islamic Organization in Indonesia.
Secretary General Council for Asian Liberals and Democrats Dr. Acosta is the Vice President for Mindanao of the Liberal Party of the Philippines and Secretary General of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats. He was a 3 term congressman representing the first district of Bukidnon province in the House of Representatives of the Philippines. During his term as congressman, he principally authored many of the major environmental laws in the Philippines including the Clean Air, the Clean Water Act, the Solid Waste Management Act, and the Biodiversity Protection Act After completing his Bachelor‟s degree in the Philippines, he went on to complete an MA in Public Affairs (International Relations and Political Studies concentration) from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii as an East West Center Scholar. He has attended the special programs Leaders in Development (1999) and Environmental Economics (2002) at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University. In 2004, Dr. Acosta was named the first Filipino World Fellow of Yale University.
Vice President, Development Bridge Renewable Technologies Based in China, John Haffner is a business executive, consultant, and writer engaged in a variety of clean energy projects in Asia and Canada. As vice president for Bridge Renewable Energy Technologies, he is developing biomass gasification projects in Thailand and Indonesia. As a consultant, he has recently advised on projects related to the smart grid, low-carbon transportation fuels, and climate change adaptation. As a writer, he is author of a series on Chinese clean energy leaders for Policy Innovations, and was lead author of Japan's Open Future: An Agenda for Global Citizenship (Anthem Press, 2009).
Senior Associate, Sustainability ARUP Tim Jarvis AM is a Senior Associate of international consulting firm Arup, with 20 years experience in the international environmental project arena. Specialist disciplines include environmental auditing/site assessment, EIA, natural resource management, EMS design and implementation, and provision of sustainability advice to both the corporate and overseas development sectors. He holds Masters degrees in both Environmental Science and Environmental Law, is an internationally certified environmental auditor and is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to environmental issues related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and sustainable land management. He received the order of Australia in the 2010 honours list for services to the environment.
Founder and CEO Sustainability CXO Partners Worldwide Unmesh Brahme is a Yale World Fellow, Founder Chairman & CEO of Sustainability CXO Partners Worldwide, a high end boutique global advisory working with CEOs, top management and boards, on sustainability governance, impact investing, business ethics, inclusive markets, social brands, talent management and emerging economy issues. He is also the co-founder of Climate Civics Institute, a global community centric initiative in climate adaptation and policy innovation. Mr. Brahme‟s interdisciplinary area of focus is governance, stakeholder management, impact modeling, business structuring and policy dialog on social entrepreneurship, inclusive growth, climate change, social venture funds and the broader theme of sustainability and corporate strategy in its application to emerging economies. He has worked extensively in development finance, private equity fund-raising, community development, corporate responsibility, sustainability, advertising, marketing, public relations and brand management. Unmesh Brahme sits on global boards of Net Impact, International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Global Business School Network, among others. He teaches and speaks on sustainability strategy, BOP markets, climate change, microfinance, international relations, geopolitics and emerging markets at business schools worldwide and at number of national and global forums.
CEO Alternergy Partners Mr. Pérez is chairman of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines and a member of the board of WWF-International. Mr. Pérez was Philippine Secretary of Energy from June 2001 to March 2005. He boosted energy self-sufficiency, promoted clean indigenous energy, and crafted an ambitious renewable energy policy framework. He served briefly in early 2001 as Undersecretary at the Department of Trade and Industry. After his cabinet stint, he was a World Fellow at Yale University from 2005 to 2006, where he researched and lectured an MBA class on various policy frameworks that promote renewable power in emerging countries. He has also consulted for ADB and IFC on renewable energy policy. Mr. Perez is an independent director of regional companies in Australia, the Philippines, and Singapore. He is a director of Northwind Power, the first commercial wind farm in Southeast Asia, a founder of Alternergy Partners, a renewable power company, and until recently, was an independent director of Energy Development Corporation, the geothermal power company. Mr. Perez is active in non-profits, and has served as chairman of Malampaya Foundation, as chairman of the Philippine Solar Car Challenge Society, and as chairman of the Foundation for Rural Electrification and Economic Development. He is currently chairman of WWF-Philippines where he was one of the founding trustees since 1996. Mr. Perez is also a member of the WWF-International Board and was a member of the National Council of WWF-US, a director of Asian Conservation Foundation, a member of the advisory board of the Yale Center for Business and Environment, and was appointed in 2009 as NGO representative and vice chairman of the National Renewable Energy Board. Prior to 2001, Mr. Pérez had 17 years experience first in Latin American debt restructuring at Mellon Bank in Pittsburgh, and later in debt trading, capital markets, and private equity in emerging countries at Lazard in London, New York and Singapore. At 35, he became a General Partner at the New York investment bank Lazard Frères as head of its Emerging Markets Group. He was Managing Director of Lazard Asia in Singapore from 1995 until 1997. Mr. Pérez founded Next Century Partners in 1997, a private equity firm based in Singapore. In 2000 he founded Asian Conservation Company which acquired El Nido Resorts, an awardwinning eco-tourism destination in Palawan. Mr. Pérez obtained an MBA from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1983 and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics from the University of the Philippines in 1979. He resides in Manila with his wife Leigh Talmage, and enjoys diving and sailing. His book “Chasing Moonlight” commemorated his 50th birthday in 2008.
Frank van der Vleuten
Energy Access Programme Manager ETC Energy Frank has over fifteen years work experience in international cooperation in the field of renewable energy and climate change. Frank has specialized in the development of rural sustainable energy markets in developing countries. As entrepreneur, he has been active in developing distribution markets for solar energy in rural Africa. Within the development community, Frank has managed the EASE program (Enabling Access to Sustainable Energy) that supports innovations to scale up energy access markets in Africa, Asia and Latin America. For ADB, Frank currently coordinates the secretariat of the Energy for All Partnership.
Wim van Nes
Renewable Energy/Biogas Network Leader SNV Wim van Nes joined SNV in 1989, first as biogas researcher and from 1992 to 1997 as manager of the biogas programme in Nepal. After a break, he rejoined SNV in 2000 as governance advisor in Tanzania and since 2004 as the Network Leader on Renewable Energy covering Asia, Africa and Latin America. Wim started his career in 1982 as project leader on renewable energy with CE in the Netherlands. In the period 1998 to 2000, he served at NL Agency as programme manager responsible for stand-alone applications of photovoltaic solar energy. His education includes MSc in Chemical Technology, Business Administration and Public Administration.
CEO Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) Islam Sharif is the CEO of Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), the largest energy, infrastructure and renewable energy financing company in Bangladesh. Under his leadership, the number of Solar Home System (an off- grid financial and energy access implementation model) installations under IDCOL SHS program has more than tripled, providing electricity access to 972,000 off-grid households benefitting 4,860,000 people. IDCOL domestic biogas installations reached 18,000 providing rural people access to clean cooking energy. He is spearheading IDCOL‟S other renewable energy and energy efficiency programs i.e. biogas and biomass gasification based power plant, solar photovoltaic powered irrigation pump, solar photovoltaic (PV) based micro-grid, efficient lighting initiative, etc. He is also playing primary advocacy role to introduce Feed-in-Tariff system to commercialize renewable energy in Bangladesh. Mr. Sharif holds an MBA in Finance from Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY. Before joining IDCOL in 2009, he was Vice President of CitiBank, N.A. in New York.
China Country Director World Resources Institute Professor Ji Zou, China Country Director for World Resources Institute and Deputy Dean for School of Environment and Natural Resources at Renmin University of China, works in such areas as energy and climate policies with focuses on scenario studies on climate and energy strategies and urban planning for sustainable cities. He served as a Chinese delegate for UN Climate Talks during 2000~2009. He has also worked as a coordinating lead author in the Working Group III of I Intergovernmental Penal on Climate Change (IPCC) for its Fifth Assessment Report. He works/worked also as consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, United Nations Development Program and other international organizations
Energy Economist Institute for Global Environment Strategies Anindya Bhattacharya is the Senior Energy Economist at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan. He is having around 10 years of experience in the field of international energy policy and economics. His research interests are in the field of regulatory and financial investment polices of power sector in Asia including international energy trading, renewable energy and climate change. He has been involved in various intergovernmental energy research and implementation projects in the Asia Pacific region over the last five years. He is currently leading the research work on international energy policies and climate change in the East Asia region in the context of regional green economy development and low carbon society. Anindya is having the bachelor's degree in Physics and an MBA in Public System Management from University of Calcutta, India and an MS degree in Applied Economics from West Virginia University, USA.
Commissioner Philippine Climate Change Commission Professional Experience Secretary Philippine Climate Change Commission (January 2010 to present) A national agency created by law in 2007 to address the impacts of climate change in the country. Undersecretary Department of Environment and Natural Resources (September 2007National Coordinator for Phase out of Ozone-Depleting January 2010) Substances (ODS) and related programs and projects In concurrent capacity as Undersecretary for Climate Change Alternate Chair, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) President Siargao Rural Bank, Surigao del Norte (1998-2007) microfinance program of the bank. Introduced the
The business plan on microfinance was awarded the most commendable performance by the Asian Institute of Management Managing Partner Sering Evangelista La‟O law offices (2002-2007) Handled Corporate and Civil litigation
Capacity Development Manager Global CCS Institute Alice is the Capacity Development Manager for the Global CCS Institute. In this role she is responsible for managing the Institute‟s capacity development program and strategic relationships with other key capacity development providers, to achieve the objective of accelerating the deployment of CCS projects globally. Before she came to the Global CCS Institute, Alice worked for the Australian Government Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism. She held a number of roles within the Department, including as Manager of the Mine Safety Section. In this role she managed international mine safety capacity development projects, as well as coordinated an initiative to achieve national consistency in the occupational health and safety regime in Australia‟s mining industry.
Director, Energy Division Central and West Asia Department Asian Development Bank Mr. Pil-Bae Song has over 33 years of professional experience in the energy sector with professional engineer certificates registered with the Republic of Korea and California, USA. He is currently assigned as Director of Energy Division in the Central and West Asia Department of Asian Development Bank (ADB) overseeing a range of ADB's lending and non-lending operations in the region covering Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. He leads regional cooperation in the energy sector under Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC). He has been working for ADB for over 14 years. Prior to his assignment to the current department, Mr. Song was assigned Head, Project Administration Unit of Energy Division in South Asia Department which covers energy sector operations in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka. In his career with ADB, he led numerous project processing and administration teams for energy related development projects in many countries in South, West and Central Asia, apart from coordinating energy sector operations in the region with various stakeholders including governments, development partners, civil societies, and nongovernment organizations. He was assigned as Senior Advisor to the-Vice President in charge of Private Sector Operations Department, South Asia Department and Mekong Department. He has been an active member of Community of Practice on Energy in ADB. Prior to joining ADB, Mr. Song worked as a head of department in a leading power company, Korea Power Engineering Company Limited, being in charge of project management activities of various power projects in Korea and overseas.
Director ABPS Infrastructure Advisory Private Limited Balawant has nearly 20 years experience in renewable energy, energy efficiency and Utilities sector in India. Apart from working experience of 8 years with Tata Power, he has executed close to 300 consulting assignments in these areas. He has been closely associated with development of both market-based instruments in India i.e. Renewable Energy Certificate Mechanism and Energy Savings Certificate. He is also Operating Agent for Task „Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards‟ under DSM Implementing Agreement of International Energy Agency. Balawant has been member of the several committees formed by government and industry association. Currently, he is a member of the Sub-Group on „Grid connected Renewable Power‟ formed by Government for formulation Twelfth Five Year Plan. Currently, Managing Partner in ABPS Infrastructure Advisory, the organization is focused on infrastructure sectors such as Power, Oil & Gas, Water, Roads, Urban Infrastructure and etc. Balawant is an electrical engineer with post-graduation in finance and software technology.
Renewable Energy Regulatory Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator, Australia Andrew Livingston commenced his appointment as the Australian Renewable Energy Regulator in June 2009, bringing with him expertise from an extensive career in the renewable energy sector. His experience includes over 30 years in the planning, development and operation of electricity generation, water resource and renewable energy projects nationally and internationally, including senior positions in Hydro Tasmania, URS and the NT Power & Water Corporation. Expertise within the sector includes roles as an operational manager, consultant and project engineer.
Associate Professor Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur Anoop Singh is Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (India). His areas of interest include infrastructure regulation & policy, power sector regulation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, project financing and cross-border energy cooperation. He has a number of research papers and two books to his credit. He has undertaken research/consultancy for World Bank, UNCTAD, UNU/IAS, AIT, University of Cambridge and Planning Commission. He was Member, WG on Power for 11th Five-Year Plan. He is recipient of researcher fellowships from Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), UNU/IAS and DAAD. He received the Best Business Model Award at the ACEF 2010.
Mission Environmental Officer USAID Indonesia Retno Setianingsih joined the Environment Office of USAID Indonesia on late February 2011 as Energy Program Specialist. She received her bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from ITB, Indonesia, in 1995 and then her master degree in System Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management from TU Delft, the Netherlands, in 2002. Prior to joining USAID, she worked for downstream subsidiary of Medco Energi Internasional, an Indonesian private energy company, as Business Strategic and Planning Head. She has been involved in the energy field for the last 10 years, working on various projects as project leader, with particular focus on renewable energy. She also had experiences in developing CDM projects for private sector.
Principal Natural Resource and Agriculture Economist Southeast Asia Department Asian Development Bank Ms. Setboonsarng leads and provides technical expertise on regional cooperation opportunities on new and emerging issues in agriculture and rural development including: climate change mitigation and adaption; bioenergy; and e-trade facilitation. She supervises ADB projects on agriculture, aquaculture, trade, rural infrastructure, natural resource management, and climate change. She oversees the regional cooperation activities of ADB‟s Working Group on Agriculture of the Greater Mekong Subregion(GMS) which comprises Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Work as focal person for Lao PDR and assist in the country programming in Viet Nam to provide inputs on pro-poor market-based strategies to poverty reduction and environmental restoration in agriculture and natural resource sector.
Ellen May Zanoria
South East Asia Regional Manager The Gold Standard Foundation The Gold Standard Foundation, a non-profit based in Geneva, operates a global benchmark certification scheme for high quality carbon reduction projects with monitoring and verification of sustainable development and environmental co-benefits. As the Regional Manager, Ellen, oversees the advancement of more than 100 GS projects through the project cycle. She also provides capacity development and maintains avenues of engagement with the various stakeholders, including consultants, auditors, national authorities, project developers, NGOs, or policy makers. Ellen has a solid experience in renewable energy carbon project development including origination, PDD writing, validation, tackling UN reviews, and implementing monitoring protocols. She has a background in Chemical Engineering and is pursuing graduate studies in Environmental Management.
Sustainability Services Manager Accenture Pavel is a Sustainability Services Manager at Accenture. He specializes in business development of energy efficiency projects, go-to-market strategy and intelligent building technologies. As part of Accenture‟s non-profit efforts, Pavel is an advisor to World Economic Forum‟s “Critical Mass” initiative, sponsored by the IFC and the UN Foundation. His consulting experience spans multiple industry sectors including Communications and High Technology, Utilities, Retail, and Public Service. Prior to joining Accenture, Pavel worked in the field of engineering and scientific research. Pavel received his science degree in Physics with a focus on renewable energy technologies.
Senior Infrastructure Specialist Southeast Asia Department Asian Development Bank Rehan Kausar is a Senior Infrastructure Specialist at the Asian Development Bank in Manila, Philippines. He works on energy related issues in Southeast Asia. He started his career in the energy sector on the oil and gas sector and after a short stint in the telecommunications industry, he worked as a consultant in the energy and petrochemical sectors. He later joined the World Bank as a staff consultant on infrastructure policies and after a few years, moved to the Asian Development Bank where he supports the Banks' infrastructure operations for Southeast Asia. Currently he is assigned to the ADB President's Office. He has a Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a Masters in Economic Management and Policy from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Deputy Director China Association of Rural Energy Industry Mr. Zhang Mi is Deputy Director of Biogas Committee, China Association of Rural Energy Industry (CAREI). He also is the chairperson of ADB/SNV Energy for All Partnership Expert Group on Domestic Biogas. He graduated from Chengdu University in 1981 and received National Biogas Certificate from BIOMA in 1984. Prior to working at CAREI, he worked as a research engineer, project manager, professor of BIOMA and managing director of CEEIC. He spent more than 10 years in African countries such as Tunisia and Rwanda for innovative biogas demonstration both on domestic and industrial fields since 1984.
Senior Renewable Energy Specialist SNV Netherlands Development Organisation Prakash is Senior Renewable Energy Specialist with SNV Netherlands Development Organisation. Presently, he is working as the Chief Technical Advisor for Bhutan Biogas Project which is a joint venture of ABD, SNV and the Royal Government of Bhutan. He is involved to provide technical backstopping services including capacity building and training to the project implementation partners, carry out monitoring and evaluation of project activities, conduct research and development initiatives, and help Bhutan build the capacity and overcome market barriers to promote and develop clean, renewable and decentralised sources of energy. Prakash has 25 years of working experience in the field of promotion, extension and popularization of RETs in different countries in Asia and Africa. He is a graduate in Civil Engineering with a post-graduation degree in Ecology and Environment. He completed his master‟s degree in Natural Resources Management and Certificate III and IV in Humanitarian Relief & Development Services from University of Melbourne.
General Manager CAT Projects Lyndon Frearson is General Manager of CAT Projects and has over a decade‟s experience working in heavy industry and manufacturing and more latterly in the renewable and NGO sectors, covering roles in project management, engineering and production management. Mr Frearson also has extensive experience implementing medium to large scale infrastructure projects, including 3 of the largest solar power plants in Australia. Mr Frearson has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from the University of Melbourne. Mr Frearson played a formative role in the development of the award winning Bushlight Australia program as Engineering Manager. Lyndon is a National board member of the Australian Solar Energy Society, and represents Australia on Tasks 8 and 13 if the International Energy Agencies, Photo Voltaic Power Systems program. Mr Frearson is also a respected advisor to Commonwealth and State/Territory governments on energy policy development particularly with respect to remote areas and communities.
Chairman Korea Wind Energy Industry Association (KWEIA) Dr. Rimtaig Lee is chairman of the Korea Wind Energy Industry Association (KWEIA). Established in March 2010, KWEIA works to promote the utilization of wind energy in Korea and worldwide. Dr. Lee is also concurrently CEO of Halla Wind Energy Co. Ltd, which is currently promoting a 100MW offshore wind farm project in Jeju and chairman of Hanshin Energy, which operates the 33 MW Samdal Wind Farm on Jeju Island, Korea. From 2001 to 2004, Dr. Lee served as CEO of Korea Southern Power Co., and, prior to that, CEO of Hyundai Engineering. Dr. Lee holds leadership roles in several professional and industry associations in Korea. He earned his doctorate in Knowledge-Based Systems from Seoul National University.
Md. Fazley Rabbi
Senior Manager Grameen Shakti Md. Fazley Rabbi is a Senior Manager of Grameen Shakti (GS), a non-profit renewable energy company in Bangladesh. He completed his masters in Sociology from University of Rajshahi in 1984. His current responsibilities include international training, planning, and preparation of new project proposals, publications, administrative and human resources activities of the company. Prior joining to GS, He had served Grameen Bank for 16 years and played different managerial roles both at the field level and the Head Office. He was also a member of "core team" at Grameen Bank HQ. He worked directly with the poor people, managed & organized micro-credit programs, worked to organize international training programs and workshops, designed training program for national & international participants to disseminate Grameen methodology worldwide. He is an expert in the field of poverty alleviation, micro-credit and spreading of Solar Home System and other renewable energy technologies in rural Bangladesh.
Principal Director Department of External Relations Asian Development Bank Ms. Ann Quon was appointed as Principal Director, Department of External Relations of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in June 2009. As Principal Director, Ms. Quon is responsible for guiding and coordinating the media and communications, publishing, information disclosure, and web strategies of the Manila-based multilateral bank. The Department of External Relations leads a full range of external relations activities including media relations, Bank publications, multimedia, managing the external web site and public relations outreach. A key priority is to support ADB’s overarching mandate of reducing poverty in the Asian and Pacific Region, which is home to two third’s of the world’s poor. In 2001, she was a member of the management committee that formulated proposals for the reorganization of ADB operations. Ms. Quon is Canadian-born, with over 20 years experience in international journalism and public relations. Prior to joining ADB, she worked as a news and business anchor on CNN This Morning, Asia Tonight, and BizAsia for Cable News Network (CNN), based at its Asian regional headquarters in Hong Kong. Ms. Quon is an award-winning journalist and held a number of senior editorial positions at the South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s leading English-leading newspaper. These posts included: Editor, Sunday Morning Post (1993-95); Deputy Editor, South China Morning Post (1991-93); and Assistant and Political Editor (1988-91). Her public relations background includes providing strategic counsel on public and media affairs to a diverse clientele ranging from multinationals to government agencies at Ogilvy & Mather Public Relations Worldwide, based in Hong Kong. Ms. Quon holds a Bachelor of Journalism (Honors) from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.
Secretary General Global Wind Energy Council Steve Sawyer joined the Global Wind Energy Council as its first Secretary General in April 2007. The Global Wind Energy Council represents the major wind energy associations (China, India, Japan, Brazil, Australia, Canada, USA, Europe, Germany, Spain & Italy) as well as the major companies involved in the global wind industry. As of the end of 2009, cumulative global installed wind power capacity exceeded 158,000 MW, with over 38,000 MW installed in 2009, representing capital investment of more than 60 billion euros. See http://www.gwec.net Steve has worked in the energy and environment field since 1978, with a particular focus on climate change and renewable energy since 1988. He spent many years working for Greenpeace International, representing the organization at intergovernmental and industry fora primarily on energy and climate issues. He was the CEO of both Greenpeace USA (‟86 to ‟88) and Greenpeace International (‟88-93‟), and a member of its international Board of Directors from 1983-1988 and 1993-1995. He has served as Head of Delegation to many UNFCCC negotiations, as well as leading delegations to many other intergovernmental negotiations. Steve is also a founding member of the REN21 Renewable Energy Policy Network and was an advisor to the Chinese government on the formulation of its renewable energy legislation, as well as an expert reviewer for the IPCC‟s Working Group III. He grew up in rural New Hampshire and holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Haverford College, is married to Kelly Rigg, has two children Layla (22) and Sam (17) and has lived in Amsterdam since 1989.
Director General (Emeritus Energy Research Institute, NDRC Zhou Dadi, is the director general (emeritus) of the Energy Research Institute (ERI) of the National Development and Reform Commission, where he served as director general for eight years, focusing on energy efficiency and energy system analysis. He was also the founding director of the Beijing Energy Efficiency Center (BECon). He was instrumental in developing the $200 million World Bank/GEF loan for energy efficiency service companies in China, and was deputy director for the $65 million China Green Lights program. Zhou was the lead representative from China to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He holds physics and engineering degrees from Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Director General Regional and Sustainable Development Department Asian Development Bank Mr. Xianbin Yao is the Director General of the Regional and Sustainable Development Department of the Asian Development Bank, and leads the Bank's environment, social and climate change program. Mr. Yao joined ADB in 1991 as a Young Professional and has worked in different functional areas in ADB, including country operations, education and agriculture sector operations, and economic research. Mr. Yao, a national of the People‟s Republic of China, holds a doctoral degree in Agricultural Economics from Michigan State University.
Director World Resources Institute Jennifer L. Morgan joined the World Resources Institute (WRI) as the Director of the Climate and Energy Program in September 2009. Ms. Morgan is WRI‟s lead representative at international climate meetings, including during UNFCCC negotiations. She is also a Review Editor for the 5th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a member of Siemens Sustainability Advisory Board, a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Potsdam Institute, and a member of the Danish Institute CONCITO‟s international advisory board. Prior to joining WRI, she worked at E3G as its Global Climate Change Director, and remains a non-executive board member. She also led the Global Climate Change Program of Worldwide Fund for Nature, and headed its delegation to the Kyoto Protocol climate negotiations. She has a B.A. from Indiana University in Political Science and Germanic Studies and an M.A. from the School of International Service, The American University in International Affairs.
Director Office of Environment USAID Indonesia Alfred Nakatsuma is currently the Director of the Office of Environment for USAID in Indonesia where he supervises a portfolio of programs in clean energy, climate change, forestry, marine management, clean water and sanitation, disaster response and risk reduction, which total approximately US$ 250 million. Mr. Nakatsuma has also worked for USAID offices in Washington D.C., the Philippines, Guatemala, and Bolivia. Outside of his work with USAID, Mr. Nakatsuma was a Fulbright Scholar where he advised the government of Peru on engineering, economics, and planning for the country‟s irrigation network. He has also been a lecturer at a number of universities, including the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Philippines Diliman School of Law, and Kanazawa University in Japan. Mr. Nakatsuma has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, and an M.A. in Economics and an M.Pl. in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Southern California.
Vice President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development Asian Development Bank Ursula Schaefer-Preuss is Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development. She assumed office in November 2006. Dr. Schaefer-Preuss is responsible for ADB‟s Regional and Sustainable Development Department and Economics and Research Department (Office of the Chief Economist). Prior to joining ADB, she was the Director General of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Bonn/Berlin, Germany. She was responsible for policies and principles of German Development Cooperation and the German Development Policies for Asia and Latin America. She was also engaged in bilateral cooperation with countries in Asia, Latin America, and Europe. Previously, she was Chief of Cabinet of the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development from November 1998 to 2000. She also held postings as Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank, Washington D.C., in the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York, and the German Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan. A German national, Dr. Schaefer-Preuss is an economist and has been engaged in the field of development policy for more than 30 years. She took her post-graduate studies in political science, economics and sociology in Freiburg and Bonn, Germany and earned her Doctorate and Master's degree in Economics at the Albert-Ludwig University in Freiburg. She has economics and sociology degrees, major in development policy, from the same university. Dr. Schaefer-Preuss is a member of the advisory board of various research oriented development institutes, a member of the German Society for Foreign Policy, and has written publications on development issues. She speaks English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese. She plays piano, tennis, and enjoys mountain hiking.