Associate Director, Energy Efficiency and Climate Change, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Since November 2009, Adonai is the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Associate Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) based in Istanbul.

His work includes the coordination of the sustainable energy activities of the Bank in Turkey, covering private sector investments, technical assistance to clients and policy dialogue to support the mainstreaming of resource efficiency and renewable energy. He co-led the development of the National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) for Turkey in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, and is currently leading EBRD’s Early Stage Geothermal Development Support (PLUTO) and the Near Zero Waste (NØW) Programmes.

Adonai previously worked at UNDP in New York and Dakar, and at CERN in Geneva. He received his MBA degree from INSEAD in 2009 and his PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2004, having developed his research in the Emerging Energy Technologies group at CERN, led by Professor Carlo Rubbia, in the topic of Transmutation of Nuclear Waste in Accelerator-Driven Systems.