Speakers

Adam Nabie

Adam Nabie obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Florida Atlantic University, a Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management and…

Ramy Yacoub

Ramy is a profoundly committed Egyptian young professional in the Sustainable Development field working towards achieving the 17 SDGs with…

Alejandra Valdivia

Alejandra is a Peruvian energy engineer focused on energy transition and youth engagement. She’s founder of “Red de Jóvenes por…

Julia Somogyi

Julia holds a BA in European Studies from Maastricht University and is currently finishing her MA in Political Science at…

Emilie Schretlen

Emilie Schretlen is a motivated and curious student with a strong interest in sustainability. She is very concerned about the…

Riya Mehta

Since the age of 16, Riya has been outspoken about sustainable development, and social justice issues stemming from her time…

Cathy Yitong Li

Cathy Yitong Li follows UNFCCC processes from gender and youth perspectives with a focus on tech and finance. Cathy also…

Vedant Kulkarni

An adept Intergovernmental Policy advisor, Vedant holds expertise in transnational negotiations. He has a proven track record of successfully impacting…

Xuan Zi Han

Zi Han is the COP26 Global Youth Statement Co-Lead. Herepresented youth policy demands to COP26 climate leaders and negotiators. Currently,…

Paola Flores Carvajal

Paola studies Industrial Engineering at Universidad San Francisco Xavier (USFX) and is passionate about renewable energy, science, start-ups, and community…

Sofia Ferrara

Sofia in January 2022 joined the Office of Ethics and Accountability in UNIDO as an intern for six months. She…

Fridolin Egerer

Fridolin studies International Development at the University of Vienna. In his internship at the Policymaking Organs Secretariat of UNIDO, he…

Oleksandr Chermnykh

Oleksandr Chermnykh obtained a Bachelor’s degree in world history (American and European Studies) at the Taras Shevchenko National University of…

Baraah Alsardi

Baraah Alsardi holds a BSc in Industrial Engineering degree from JUST university in Jordan. She works for the Ministry of…

Nato Balavdze

Nato Balavadze was born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia. This year she completed her Bachelor’s degree in International Economics and…

Melissa Tomassini

Melissa Tomassini is an enthusiastic young professional experienced in public diplomacy, international cultural relations, inclusive and sustainable development with an…

H.E Ambassador Thilmeeza Hussain

Her Excellency Ms. Thilmeeza Hussain was appointed as the Ambassador of the Maldives to the United States and the Permanent…

Mr. Thomas Siebenbrunner

Thomas Siebenbrunner is an expert on sustainable entrepreneurship and renewable energy. He serves as Head of Sales & Marketing at…

H.E. Mr. Arifin Tasrif

Arifin Tasrif is an Indonesian executive who is the current Minister for Energy & Mineral Resources in Joko Widodo’s Developed…

H.E. Mr. Walton Alfonso Webson

H.E Dr Walton a Webson, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations. H.E….

Mika Ohbayashi

Mika Ohbayashi is Director at Renewable Energy Institute* since its foundation in August 2011. Before joining the Institute, Ohbayashi worked…

Mr. Philipp Steininger

Philipp is an Austrian Fridays For Future activist with a focus on Renewable Energy. Born and raised in Vorarlberg, his…

Mr. Eddy Frank Vásquez

Eddy Frank Vásquez is a Psychologist, with a master’s degree in innovation. He has worked for the last 10 years…

Ms. Hannah Pamela Veronica Hopper

Y20 South African Delegate – Sustainability, Climate Change and Energy Track She holds a Diploma in Sustainable Development.

Mr. Nicola Blasetti

Y20 Italian Delegate – Sustainability, Climate and Energy Track. He studies at the University of Cambridge, MPhil Environmental Policy, and…

Ms. Ekaterina Grushko

Y20 Russian Delegate – Sustainability, Climate and Energy TrackShe holds a Bachelor degree in International Economic Relations; with major in…

Mr. Agostino Inguscio

“Agostino Inguscio is the Senior Expert on Climate Change in the G7/G20 Sherpa Office of the Italian Presidency of the…

Alberta Pelino

Alberta is the Chair of Y20 Italy, the G20 engagement group for youth. She is the Founder and President of…

Ms. Raquel Moses

Catalyzing change that brings about transformation has been the primary pursuit of Racquel Moses’ career. Racquel has enabled leadership and…

H.E. Mr. Imad Hoballah

Dr. /mad YoussefHoballah Minister of Industry, Lebanese Government Executive Leadership Roles and Responsibilities, and Board Memberships A pioneering leader with…

Ms. Sheila Aggarwal-Khan

H.E. Ms. Miriam Dalli

Dr Miriam Dalli was appointed Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Sustainable Development in November 2020. She is responsible for the…

Ms. Rebecca Bregant

Rebecca Bregant is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of PineBerry, a German-Kenyan digital service provider offering an “Everything-as-a-Service” platform…

H.E. Mr. Livan Arronte Cruz

Mr. Arrnote Cruz began working in 1992 as a Practicing Engineer in the Power Plant Maintenance Company, of which he…

H.E. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh

Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, 53, is a General Surgeon by training, and has been the Minister for Energy since March…

Christiane Brunner

Christiane Brunner is working for VERBUND in the field of corporate affairs, especially climate, renewables and sustainable finance policies.From 2008…

H.E. Mr. Malik Amin Aslam

Carlos Chanduvi

Radhika Thakkar

Radhika Thakkar is the VP of Corporate Affairs for Greenlight Planet, a leader in the global, distributed off-grid energy industry….

Nahid Hussein

Nahid Hussein Deputy Resident Representative, UNDP Yemen Country Office: Joined the United Nations more that 15 years in different senior…

Joanis Holzigel

Joanis Holzigel is the COO of INENSUS GmbH and an advisor to EnDev. He has more than 10 years of…

Gregor Broemling

Dedicated to Energy, Gregor Brömling has been working for almost 10 years in different advisory and project manager positions within…

Aukje de Jager

As business developer with pragmatic technical mind-set, Ms. Aukje de Jager has been working as project manager in multidimensional settings…

Su-il Kang

Dr. Su-il Kang has been working at the GIST International Environmental Research Institute since 2004. He has supported GIST-UN University’s…

Scott Kennedy

Scott was an associate professor and Dean of Research at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi,…

Mao Hak

Dr. Hak Mao graduated a Bachelor on Forestry Science at the Royal University of Agriculture in 2003. In 2008, he…

Alastair Marke

Alastair Marke is currently the Director-General of the Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI), which is a think tank supporting governments…

Matthew Kennedy

20 years of experience in the field of sustainable energy, development, climate change mitigation and adaptation, climate finance, mobility, innovation…

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed

Mr. Heinz Habertheuer

Heinz Habertheuer is Director for “Programmes and Projects International” of the Austrian Development Agency (ADA). Prior to this assignment in…

Ms. Racquel Moses

Vince Henderson

Mr. Mark Hill

Mr. Mark Hill was appointed on April 5, 2021 as Chief Executive Officer of the Barbados Investment and Development Corporation…

Angella Rainford

Angella is the founder of Soleco and Rekamniar Frontier Ventures (“Rekamniar”). Rekamniar co-developed one of the largest solar plants in…

Mr. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez

Lawyer by profession, politician by choice, and conservationist at heart, Carlos Manuel Rodriguez was elected as CEO and Chairperson of…

Mr. Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal

Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal was appointed Secretary General of the Austrian Ministry for European and International Affairs in January 2020.Prior to his…

Mr. Alberto Piglia

Alberto Piglia has more than 20 years of experience in Marketing, Sales and Innovation. He has worked in complex environments…

Mr. Anders Wall

Anders Wall, COO & Deputy CEO, Head of IR & ESG Leveraging 25 years of successfully building international partnerships in…

Ms. Jana Helder

Jana has a background in technology management with a focus on mobility and renewable energy. At BABLE her focus is…

Mr. Raja Gayam

Raja Gayam is the Founder and CEO at Gayam Motor Works (GMW).GMW is a pioneer in Last mile Delivery Electric…

Ms. Joanna Edghill

Jo Edghill is Director of Megapower Ltd. (www.megapower365.com). Jo lived overseas for 10 years working on a range of rural…

Ms. Sheila Watson

Sheila Watson is Deputy Director at the FIA Foundation, a UK-based Charity which is committed to promoting safe sustainable mobility…

H.E. Ms. Hala Adel Zawati

Hala Zawati is currently the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources in Jordan; she has thirty years of diversified experience…

H.E. Mr. Tuan Ibrahim bin Tuan Man

The Honourable Dato’ Sri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man is the Deputy President of the Malaysian Islamic Party. Dato’ Sri Tuan…

Ms. Maruxa Cardama

Passionate about social, economic and environmental justice; over the past 20 years Maruxa has worked with leaders in government, parliament,…

Mr. Michael Villa

Michael Villa is Executive Director of smartEn, Smart Energy Europe. He joined smartEn in 2018 when he led the advocacy…

Mr. Filip Koprčina

Filip is a technology savvy entrepreneur with experience in marketing and business development. He founded Energy Shift as a way…

H.E. Mr. Nasrul Hamid

Nasrul Hamid, a Bangladeshi Politician, born on 13th November in the year of 1964. He became the Member of Parliament…

Ms. Lorena Skiljan

Lorena is the Managing Partner of Nobilegroup, based in Vienna Austria. She holds an MBA in Energy Management from the…

Ms. Grace Fenton

Mr. Harish Hande

Harish Hande, the founder and Chief Executive of SELCO Foundation, is a renewable energyentrepreneur with over 25 years of grassroots…

Ms. Irene Giner-Reichl

Irene Giner-Reichl has been a member of the Austrian Diplomatic Service since 1982. Her main area of expertise is economic…

Maxine Ghavi

Mr. Michael Wancata

Michael Wancata is member of the Executive Board of the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB). Previously, Mr. Wancata has served…

Mr. Ajay Mathur

Dr Ajay Mathur is the Director General of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). He earlier headed The Energy and Resources…

Ms. Helen Clarkson

Helen joined the Climate Group in 2017 as its Chief Executive Officer. In addition to leading the growing Climate Group…

Mr. Kevin Kanina Kariuki

Dr. Kevin Kariuki is the Vice President for Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth at the African Development Bank and…

Mr. Paddy Padmanathan

Paddy Padmanathan is a seasoned engineering and energy expert with over 40 years of experience. He is a key member…

Ms. Rana Adib

Rana Adib is the Executive Director of REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century. REN21 is a…

H.E. Ms. Yasmine Fouad

Ms.Yasmine Fouad was appointed Minister of Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt on 18 June 2018. She was previously…

H.E. Mr. Frehiwot Woldehanna

Frehiwot Woldehanna, State Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy, has a background in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Technology, and…

Mr. William Ury

William Ury, co-founder of Harvard’s Program on Negotiation, is one of the world’s leading experts on negotiation and mediation. William…

Ms. Shilpa Patel

Shilpa Patel is Director of Mission Investing at ClimateWorks Foundation, where she works with partner foundations on the design and…

Mr. Koen Peters

Koen Peters is Executive Director at GOGLA, the association for the off-grid solar energy industry. Koen is a strong advocate…

Ms. Rose Mwebaza

Dr. Rose Mwebaza (PhD) is the Director and Advisory Board Secretary of the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN). The…

H.E. Mr. Antonio Almonte

Minister of Energy and Mines in the Dominican RepublicPhysics Graduate, Univ. Autonoma de Santo DomingoMSC Nuclear Engineer, Madrid, SpainMSC in…

Ms. Lisa Jacobson

Lisa Jacobson is the President of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), a 55-member trade association representing the energy…

Ms. Sumedha Malaviya

Sumedha is a Manager at WRI India’s Energy Program. Her primary focus area is energy transition in cities, energy efficiency…

Mr. Alfonso Blanco-Bonilla

Since the beginning of 2017, he has held the position of Executive Secretary of the Latin American Energy Organization, a…

Ms. Inger Andersen

Inger Andersen is Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, headquartered in Nairobi,…

Mr. Steven Kukoda

Steve Kukoda joined the International Copper Association (ICA) in 2004 and is currently the organization’s Executive Director. He also serves…

Cate Hight

Cate Hight leads Rocky Mountain Institute’s efforts to elevate the importance of industrial decarbonization in the global climate action system….

Mr. Dirk Fransaer

Dirk Fransaer is Managing Director of VITO, the Flemish Institute for Technological Research, the largest research institute in Belgium in…

Ms. Gökçe Mete

Dr. Gokce Mete, Head of Secretariat, Leadership Group for the Industry Transition hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). LeadIT…

Mr. Joseph McMonigle

Joseph McMonigle officially assumed his position on July 1, 2020 as the fifth Secretary General of the International Energy Forum…

Ms. Dinah McLeod

Dinah is a social and environmental sustainability professional with over 20 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors….

Mr. Anthony Hobley

Anthony is the Executive Director of the Mission Possible Platform a partnership between the World Economic Forum and the Energy…

Mr. Rafael Mariano Grossi

IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi assumed office on 3 December 2019. Mr Grossi is a diplomat with over 35…

Mr. Dan Dorner

Dan is the Head of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Secretariat team based in Paris. He took up his duties…

Mr. Jeffrey Prins

Jeffrey Prins is Head of Portfolio Renewable Energy at IKEA Foundation. He worked previously at DOEN Foundation for more than 11…

Ms. Kristina Skierka

Kristina Skierka is the CEO of Power for All, a global campaign to accelerate the end of energy poverty. She…

Mr. Leonard Mizzi

Leonard Mizzi is Head of Unit at the European Commission, Directorate-General (DG) for International Cooperation and Development – Rural development,…

H.E. Mr. Omar Paganini

Omar Paganini is the head of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay since March 2020.An Electric Engineer…

Mr. Samir Ibrahim

Samir Ibrahim is the CEO and co-founder of SunCulture. SunCulture develops and commercializes life-changing technology that solves the biggest daily…

Ms. Magdalena Kouneva

Magdalena Kouneva, REEEP Director General Magdalena specialises in development finance and possesses a strong familiarity with the international architecture for…

Ms. Audrey Desiderato

Audrey Desiderato is the Co-Founder and COO at SunFunder, the leading specialist debt financing partner for solar companies in underserved…

H.E. Ms. Ruth Nankabirwa Ssentamu

Ms. Abshiro Halakoe

Senator Abshiro Soka Halake is a nominated member of the 12th Parliament of Kenya focusing on the special interest of…

Mr. Qu Dongyu

Qu Dongyu, who took office on 1 August 2019 as Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United…

Ms. Sheila Oparaocha

Dr. Sheila Oparaocha, holds a master’s degree in Gender and Development Planning and has over has twenty one years of…

Mr. Ovais Sarmad

Mr. Ovais Sarmad joined the United Nations Climate Change secretariat (UNFCCC) on 1 September 2017. Mr. Sarmad advises the Executive…

Ms. Kavita Sinha

Kavita Sinha is the deputy director at Green Climate Fund’s Division of Mitigation and Adaptation where she overseas public sector…

Mr. Francesco La Camera

Mr. Francesco La Camera is the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). He has more than thirty years…

Ms. Angela Wilkinson

Angela is the World Energy Council s sixth Secretary General since its founding in 1923.Angela is one of the world…

H.E. Mr. Roberto Cingolani

H.E. Mr. Alok Sharma MP

Ms. Damilola Ogunbiyi

Damilola Ogunbiyi is the CEO of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy…

Mr. Haoliang Xu

Haoliang Xu was appointed UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director for the Bureau for Policy and Programme…

Mr. Kirill Komarov

H.E. Mr. Gerd Müller

Gerd Müller was a member of the European Parliament and Parliamentary Managing Director of the CDU / CSU Group from…

H.E. Ms. Maria Carolina Schmidt Zaldivar

Ms. Amani Abou-Zeid

Ms. Amani Abou-Zeid is the twice-elected African Union Commissioner in charge of Infrastructure, Energy & ICT. For more than 30…

Mr. António Guterres

H.E. Ms. Leonore Gewessler

Ms. Leonore Gewessler has been the Austrian Federal Minister for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology since January…

Ms. Leena Srivastava

Leena Srivastava is the Deputy Director General for Science of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria. Prior…

Mr. Li Yong

LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has had an extensive career as a senior…

H.E. Mr. Alexander Schallenberg

On 29 January 2020 Alexander Schallenberg was appointed Federal Minister for European and International Affairs of the Republic of Austria….

Ms. Sarah Kelly

Sarah Kelly is an American journalist and television news anchor. She is the Anchor-at-Large at Deutsche Welle in Berlin, where…

Ms. Kerri Ann Bovell

Kerri-Ann is both a scientist and entrepreneur at heart, merging these two fields in her quest to transform her country…

Mr. Joshua Forte

Joshua Forte is a sustainable environmental management practitioner and the founder and CEO of Red Diamond Compost Inc. a biotech…

Mr. Jari Aaltonen

Mr. Aaltonen is UNIDO cluster manager and international program management expert with long professional experience in working with sustainable industrial…

Mr. Lorenzo Harewood

Mr. Lorenzo Harewood represents more than 15 years’ experience in development programming within the Caribbean and East Africa, focused on…

Mr. Aji Said Muhammad Iqbal Fajri

Aji Said Muhammad Iqbal Fajri (he/him) is a master student majoring in International Energy at PSIA Sciences Po. He currently…

Ms. Oda Korneliussen

Ms. Oda Korneliussen is the coordinator of the CLOCC programme at Avfall Norge, where she leads communications, e-learning module development,…

Ms. Aditi Ramola

Aditi is the Technical Director at the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) where she manages international projects and partnerships with…

Ms. Janina Herzog-Hawelka

Janina Herzog-Hawelka graduated in Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology and International Development. She dedicated her studies to explore urban infrastructure…

Mr. KANASOOK, Supalerk

Tony has 23 years of work experiences within the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency in SEA countries. His…

Ms. Warinthorn Songkasiri

Dr. Warinthorn Songkasiri has been working in the environmental and renewable energy field with a strong focus on energy and…

Mr. James Mulatya

Mr. James Mulatya is the co-founder of Drop Access and the organization’s technical lead. He holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree…

Ms. Norah Magero

Ms. Nora Magero is a Mechanical Engineer and Renewable Energy Consultant with experience in the design and management of off-grid…

Ms. Prudence Lihabi

Prudence has worked for almost three years in the electricity transmission field; administration, and currently working in the energy consultancy…

Mr. Henri Hyso

Henri Hyso joined UNIDO in 2013 as a consultant for the Europe and Central Asia Programme, then worked for the…

Ms. Kseniia Arshinina

Before Ms. Kseniia Arshinina started working in the sphere of machine learning, she gained experience in other fields such as…

Ms. Amy Rea

Amy is an experienced corporate communications, public affairs and stakeholder engagement professional and has supported public and private sector businesses…

Mr. Vladimir Pushmin

Prior to leading Arloid as a Chief Product Officer, Vladimir executed strategic and business development initiatives as part of Arloid’s…

Mr. Alaeldin Mohamed

Alaeldin is an electrical engineer with an MSc in Renewable Energy Systems from the Vienna University of Technology. He started…

Ms. Silvia Guevara Quintero

Silvia is a Project Associate with UNIDO’s Energy Department. She supports energy efficiency projects in Latin America and the Caribbean….

Mr. Thomas Kreitmayer

Thomas Kreitmayer studied Renewable Urban Energy Systems at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. During his studies, he worked…

Ms. Esther Ehindero

Esther is passionate about redefining Africa’s transportation system and promoting sustainable technological innovations. She started her career in Investment Banking….

Mr. Praise Sakanwi

Mr. Praise SAKANWI Co-founder & CTO Trekk ScootersBorn in Lagos, Nigeria, moved to France at a young age. Praise has…

Mr. Bilal Hassan Khan

Mr. Bilal Hassan Khan is holding a bachelor’s degree in electrical technology.He is also doing Master in Environmental and Energy…

Mr. Jari Aaltonen

Mr. Aaltonen is a UNIDO cluster manager and cleantech expert with long professional experience in working with public and private…

Mr. Kakembo Galabuzi Brian

Kakembo Galabuzi Brian is the founder and director of WEYE Clean Energy Company Ltd, a youth-led social enterprise that uses…

Ms. Ujunwa Ojemeni

Ujunwa Ojemeni is an impact investing, energy and development expert with experience in the areas of opportunity maturation, financing, and…

Ms. Sherry Kennedy

Sherry Kennedy is from Toronto, Canada and works as Director of Communications in the Vienna office. She leads all communications…

Mr. Olubunmi Olajide

Olu the Project Coordinator at Student Energy and has a passion for communicating ideas and building projects that tackle the…

Ms. Elisabeth Van Holthe Tot Echten

Elisabeth van Holthe tot Echten recently joined UNIDO’s Department of Energy as an intern, where she works mainly on the…

Ms. Duygu Aladag Baldauf

Duygu Aladag Baldauf is working as the PFAN Relationship Management Officer at UNIDO. She has extensive experience at the UN…

Ms. Monica Maduekwe

Monica Maduekwe is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Puttru Technologies Limited. She has a decade worth of…

Ms. Esther Kahuko

Esther Kahuko is currently working as a financial and business analyst at Private Equity Support in Kenya. She has over…

Ms. Monica Wambui

Monica Wambui provides key programmatic support to the CLASP’s Clean Energy Access work and is engaged in the development of…

Mr. Michael Scholand

Mr. Scholand is a Senior Advisor at CLASP working to support governments around the world in the development and implementation…

Mr. Jürgen Schneider

Jürgen Schneider is the Director General of the Directorate-General VI – Climate Action and Energy at the Federal Ministry for…

Ms. Milagros de Camps

Law degree at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, in Dominican Republic, with a Master in International Business Law…

Ms. Passy Amayo

Ms. Passy Ogolla is currently serving as a Program Manager at the Society for International Development (SID); leading the implementation…

Mr. Stephan Sicars

After a year at the National Research Council Canada he worked for, and then managed, the Research Centre for Refrigeration…

Mr. Timur Gül

Ms. Shonali Pachauri

Shonali Pachauri is Research Group Leader of the newly formed Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS) Research Group in the…

Mr. Jeffrey Sachs

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a University Professor and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University. He is…

Mr. Tareq Emtairah

Mr. Emtairah’s work experience spans over 22 years in developed and emerging economies with a progressive focus on sustainable industrial…

Mr. Axell Sutton

27 years Young Energy Leader working on energy transition since 2013. Raised in a city that is home to one…

Ms. Faith Chege

Faith is currently a Portfolio Coordinator at EEP Africa (Energy and Environment Partnerships Trust Fund) a clean energy financing facility…

Ms. Alesia Iunikova

Ms Alesia Iunikova is Director of the Centre for International Cooperation at Rosatom Technical Academy which is the Center of…

Ms. Sylwia Łyskawka

Mr. Shuvajit Payne

Shuvajit Payne, presently the Head of Education at Barefoot College International, is leading it’s child education initiatives with an exemplary…

Ms. Juliette Leboda

Juliette Leboda graduated from ESCP Business School and is currently specializing in Energy markets at CentraleSupélec. She has been engaged…

Mr. David Arinze

David Arinze is the Program Officer, Off-Grid Energy Program with Diamond Development Initiatives. He provides technical assistance, grants management, project…

Mr. Jürgen Czernohorszky

Juergen Czernohorszky (44) has been a member of the Vienna City Government since 2017 and was appointed as Executive City…

Ms. Fatou Haidara

Ms. Rind Alhage

Energy, sustainable development, and youth engagement are Rind Alhage’s main passions. She is the co-thematic focal point on Variable Renewable…

Mr. Marco Matteini

Marco is Industrial Development Officer with the Energy Systems and Infrastructure Division of UNIDO. He has about 20 years working…

Mr. Mortiz Schwarz

Moritz Schwarz is a climate economist at the University of Oxford. In his research, he investigates the economic consequences of…

Mr. Habib Babacan

Graduated from Koç University, Graduate School of Business (MBA) (2003), Boğaziçi University, Civil Engineering (BSc) (2001) and İzmir High Science…

Mr. Joshua Miguel Lopez

Joshua Miguel Lopez believes in innovation and collective action as key elements of the just energy transition. He is a…

Ms. Gamze Unlu

Gamze Unlu joined IIASA as a research assistant in October 2019, and is affiliated with the Integrated Assessment and Climate…

Mr. Israel Faleye

Israel Faleye is a clean energy analyst and consultant with about 4 years of experience in the solar industry across…

Ms. Olasimbo Sojinrin

Olasimbo Sojinrin is a strong advocate for renewable energy and women empowerment across Africa. She is currently the Country Director…

Ms. Ashwini Kishor Vernekar

My name is Ashwini Vernekar, Intern, Department of Energy – ETI Division at UNIDO HQ (Supervisor – Petra Schwager). I…

Mr. Eduardo M. Lora

Eduardo Lora, Founder & CEO of LatAm BioEnergy™.Eduardo was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. He founded LatAm BioEnergy™…

Ms. Esther Wanza

Esther Wanza is an Energy Business Mentor at Energy 4 Impact and the UNMGCY Regional Youth Focal Point for Africa…

Ms. Wendy Da Cruz

Wendy da Cruz is South African born and bred. She has been involved in management system consulting, training and auditing…

Ms. Paola Flores Carvajal

Mr. Isaac Kiva

Ms. Kelsy Green

Kelsy Green is currently pursuing a PhD in Nuclear Engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, where she is studying…

Ms. Victoria Alexeeva

Dr. Victoria Alexeeva is Energy Economist at the Planning and Economic Studies Section of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Victoria…

Mr. Thomas Nkongoli

I have had the opportunity to work in the Photovoltaic industry in both manufacturing and installation of PV systems before…

Ms. Katarzyna Smętek

Katarzyna Smętek is the President of the Polish Youth Climate Council and an ambassador of the European Climate Pact. As…

Ms. Tasnim Hemmadeh

Tasnim Hemmadeh is an Electrical Engineering graduate with experience in civil society across the Mediterranean region, and advocacy for climate…

Ms. Setareh Asadallahzadeh

Setareh is born in Tehran, Iran and since 2008 she is avidly practicing Heartfulness Meditation, and became it’s certified trainer…

Ms. Katharina Moser

Katharina Moser designs and moderates events that connect people. She is driven by the vision to inspire a feeling of…

Archalus Tcheknavorian-Asenbauer

Louis Downing

Roula Majdalani

Aard J. Groen

Carlos Aragon Gil de la Serna

Yan Huang

Stefano Manservisi

Aladeem Shawa

Edu Willemse

Edu Willemse, Public Relations and Partnerships Manager for the Energising Development (EnDev) program at GIZ and energy advisor to BMZ…

Lamberto Dai Pra

Lamberto Dai Pra’ is currently head of Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Australia area at Enel’s Global Renewable Energies division and…

Rabia Ferroukhi

Kevin Braithwaite

Kevin is the Vice President of Global Programs for the Cleantech Open, where he is responsible for international expansion and…

Radia Sedaoui

Michael Ahimbisibwe

Aué Jan-Jaap

Lamberto Dai Pra’

Lamberto was born in Goa (India) in 1966 and holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Rome…

Petteri Taalas

Peter Traupmann

As economist with over 25 years of experience in energy related subjects, in particular with strategic development and support of…

Dadan Kusdiana

Dadan Kusdiana was born in Sumedang on December 29th, 1968. He graduated from Bogor Agricultural University in 1992 majoring Agricultural…

H.E. Dr. Abdul Hussain Ali Mirza

Prior to his appointment in 2016, H.E. Dr. Mirza held six other Ministerial positions, including Minister of State, Minister of…

H.E. Mr. Simon D’Ujanga

Hon. Simon D’Ujanga has been a Member of Parliament in Uganda since 2000 and a Minister of State for Energy…

Waldemar Lagoda

Born in 1967, Szczecin, Poland. Academic education in electric engineering at Technical University of Szczecin, post graduate at National School…

Himanshu Pokharna

Himanshu is the co-founder and CEO of Inficold Inc., an energy storage and energy efficiency company which is developing products…

Karina Larsen

Atchara Poomee

Miss. Atchara is a founder and managing director of PAC Corporation (Thailand) Co.,Ltd., the producer and developer of the innovative…

Sibabrata Das

Sibabrata Das holds B.tech degree in Civil Engineering from one of the top technical institute of India, IIT Bombay. Even…

Kerem Erikci

Kerem holds Electrical and Electronics Engineering (2002) and MBA (2012) degrees from Bilkent University – Turkey, Masters degree in Information…

Minoru Takada

Dr. Takada spearheads DESA’s efforts in reviewing, following up and implementing SDG7 on energy, in support of the 2030 Agenda…

H.E. Dr. Vince Henderson

Ciyong Zou

Benedikt Hoskuldsson

Bernardo Calzadilla-Sarmiento

Alexandre Pinho

In Jan 2013 Alex joins Microsoft Portugal as Public Sector Lead, leading the Public Sector business growth in Portugal until…

Philippe Scholtès

Martin Hiller

Robert Zeiner

Robert Zeiner has more than 30 years of experience in diverse organisations of development co-operation and he is, since the…

Mark Lister

Mark Lister has a diverse background in sustainability, finance and energy policy.  After starting out in corporate finance Mark specialised…

Cecilia Ugaz Estrada

Dejene Tezera

Tarek Al-Amad

Saïd Mouline

Enrique Pedrosa

Enrique Pedrosa serves as Onshore CEO for South Europe & Africa at Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy since September 2017. Since…

Desta Mebratu

Desta Mebratu is a chemical engineer by background and has a PhD of engineering in Industrial Environmental Economics from Lund…

H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma

H.R.H. Princess Abze Djigma is a Mossi Princess from Burkina Faso and a direct descendant of Princess Yennenga, mother of…

Omar El-Arini

Omar El-Arini was the first Chief Officer of the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol from February…

Felice Zaccheo

Mr Felice Zaccheo has over 25 years’ experience in cooperation and development. He started his professional career in the field…

William Brent

Roberto Vigotti

Sascha Gabizon

James Ellsmoor

Tania Rödiger-Vorwerk

Roberto Ridolfi

Frank van der Vleuten

Frank is responsible for the renewable energy program in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. He serves as…

Carsten Hellpap

During the last 25 years, Carsten Hellpap has worked at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and presently is…

Stephan Sicars

Jukka Uosukainen

Igor Barát

Graduated in journalism and international relations, Igor Barát worked for more than 12 years as a reporter and head of…

Christophe Nuttall

Mr. Gary Jackson

Dr Gary C. Jackson – Executive Director of the Caribbean Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (CCREEE) – is…

Albert Binger

Leonardo Barreto-Gomez

Leonardo Barreto is head of center for EU and international projects of the Austrian Energy Agency (AEA). His areas of…

Ashraf Kraidy

Fred Walti

Mr. Walti is an expert in creating innovation ecosystems that drive economic development. Currently, he is the CEO of the…

Hari Rao

Hari Rao a postgraduate in Business Management & Commerce is an expert in radiant heat gas fuel applications with a…

Kyungjin Hyung

Currently as the team head of climate finance at Technology Appraisal Department, in charge of programs for climate technology SMEs….

Robert Denda

Ambuj Sagar

Ambuj Sagar is the Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies and the founding Head of the School of…

Miroslav Polzer

Miroslav Polzer is founder and CEO of International Association for the Advancement of Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges www.glocha.info, a…

Habiba Ali

Hans Olav Ibrekk

Mr. Hans Olav Ibrekk is Policy Director, Section for Energy and Climate, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Mr. Ibrekk previously…

Berthold Breid

Kudakwashe Ndhlukula

Kudakwashe (Kuda) Ndhlukula is the Executive Director of the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) whose mandate…

Ahmed Badr

Mr. Solomone Fifita

Mr Solomone Fifita is currently the Manager of the Pacific Community’s Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency or PCREEE….

Vincent Kitio

Vincent Kitio is architect graduated from the Institute of Architecture of Venice and holds a PhD in Appropriate Energy Technologies…

Vijay Modi

Dennis Pamlin

Dennis Pamlin is an entrepreneur and founder of 21st Century Frontiers. His main skill is work with companies, governments and…

Paul S. Horwitz

Paul Horwitz has worked on international environmental issues for over 25 years. This work has included serving as Chief USEPA…

Leena Srivastava

Dr. Leena Srivastava is the Vice Chancellor of the TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi – a uniquely inter-disciplinary…

Mohamed Ali Alhakim

Mr. Mohamed Ali Alhakim is the Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)….

Tadej Slapnik

For years he has been instrumental in starting and launching several social enterprises, worker cooperatives and several other initiatives of…

Howard Bamsey

Howard Bamsey is the Executive Director of the Green Climate Fund. He was appointed by the GCF Board at its…

Patricia Espinosa

Patricia Espinosa Cantellano is a Mexican politician and diplomat who is currently serving as the executive secretary of the UNFCCC….

André Faaij

André Faaij is appointed as Distinguished Professor Energy System Analysis at Groningen University and Academic Director of a large public…

Maher Ezzeddine

Maher Ezzeddine is the Chief Executive Officer of Ideanco, an idea innovator company with offices in New York, San Francisco,…

Faris Hasan

Faris Hasan has served as the Director of Strategic Planning & Economic Services at the OPEC Fund for International Development…

Christine Lins

Christine Lins co-founded GWNET, the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition, which aims at empowering women in the sustainable…

Pavel Kabat

Mr. Kabat is full professor of Earth System Science at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Trained as a mathematician and…

Megan Richards

Megan Richards is Director of Energy Policy in DG Energy (ENER) of the European Commission since 1 April 2017. She…

Scott Foster

Scott Foster is the Director of the Sustainable Energy Division at UNECE. He has more than 35 years’ experience in…

Nisha Pillai

Nisha Pillai is an accomplished former news presenter with BBC World News who now specialises in moderating Panel Discussions and…

Liu Zhenmin

H.E. Marie Chatardová

Her Excellency Marie Chatardová was elected seventy-third President of the Economic and Social Council on 27 July 2017. Ambassador Chatardová…

Abdelrahman Ayman Ibrahim Mohamed

Currently, the Global President of AIESEC which facilitates a network of cross-cultural exchanges, delivering over 41,000 volunteering and professional experiences…

H.E. Karin Kneissl

Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin is an advisor to the European Union and the People’s Republic of China. His recent books include, The…

Inhee Chung

Inhee Chung leads the Sustainability and Safeguards Unit at GGGI. Her main responsibility is to ensure that environmental and social…

Getahun Moges Kifle

Getahun Moges Kifle is the current Director General of Ethiopian Energy Authority. In that capacity he is responsible for overseeing…

Olga Victoria Gonzalez

Olga Victoria is an advisor in the demand section of the Colombian Energy and Mining Planning Unit (UPME) . She…

Rana Ghoneim

Rana Ghoneim leads the global industrial energy efficiency accelerator as part of the SEforALL’s global accelerator platform. She also leads…

Tom Derksen

Rafael Ben

Johanna Diecker

Johanna has been working for GOGLA since 2013 and is the manager of the ‘Creating an Enabling Environment’ Program. The…

Fatou Haidara

Berenice Lue Marais

Berenice has extensive international cooperation and strategic business development experience. She has held various key senior positions across several organizations….

Rachel Kyte

Rachel Kyte is Chief Executive Officer of SEforALL, and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All….

Michael Zimmermann

Michael is a practitioner in the field of business and development, supporting companies in their business development and CSR activities….

Jabulile Mashwama

Jabu Mashwama (Senator), Minister for Natural resources & Energy for the Kingdom of Swaziland. Jabu is married and has two children….

Tanja Dedovic

Tanja Dedovic, currently Labor Mobility and Human Development Coordinator for the Regional Office of the International Organization for Migration in…

Nicolas Alexandre Kepel

Nicolas Kepel is an Executive Board member at PEPS SA since April 2016 – he leads the company’s operations in…

Dominic Curtis

Dominic Curtis is the head of financial advisory at the Global Impact Investing Foundation. Before moving to Vienna, he worked…

Aziz Rabbah

Sisa Njikelana

Santiago Creuheras

Santiago Creuheras is currently the Director General of Energy Efficiency and Sustainability at the Ministry of Energy of Mexico. He…

Milind Deore

Mohamed El Haouari

Stephan Poth

Barbara Kreissler

Barbara is Director of Professional Lighting in the Public and Government Affairs department at Philips Lighting, in the Netherlands. She…

Georg Erdmann

While being a steering committee member of Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF), Georg is a professor at Berlin University of…

Sumiko Takeuchi

Sumiko is Director and Chief Researcher at 21st Century Public Policy Institute, a public policy think tank of Keidanren, Japan….

Hiroyuki Tezuka

Hiroyuki is Chairman of Working Group on Global Environment Strategy for Keidanren (Japan Business Federation) and General Manager, Climate Change…

Richard Woschitz

Carel Snyman

Enele Sopoaga

Enele Sopoaga, Prime Minister and Minister for Public Utilities of Tuvalu, was appointed President of the SIDS DOCK Assembly in…

Todd Allmendinger

Todd is a co-founder of Enovation Partners, the parent company of Cleantech Group and is currently the Director of Research for…

Yvonne Faye

Gunilla Nilsson

Gunilla works in Swedfund’s energy group which is focused on investments in both renewable energy and conventional power. She also…

Peter Dickson

Peter has worked in renewable energy for 14 years. In that time, he has developed, invested in and constructed renewable…

Winnie Odhiambo

Winnie is an Investment Officer working for SFC Finance Ltd, a non-bank financial institution, providing secured medium- and long-term debt…

Mark Fogarty

Mark has over 15 years of senior management experience in the sustainability sector, especially focusing on clean energy. In the past,…

Peter Storey

Peter has been working with PFAN for over a decade and has an extensive background in financing and investment. As…

Mette Møglestue

Mette is currently working in the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Previously she led the Environmental section at the Norwegian…

Murefu Barasa

Murefu is the Managing Partner at EED Advisory Limited, which is a multidisciplinary consulting firm with service offerings in energy, water…

Peace Kaliisa

Rodney Sultani

Koffi Ekouevi

Koffi is Senior Economist in the Energy and Extractives Global Practice of the World Bank. Over the last 19 years at…

Monika Weber-Fahr

Elisa Portale

Elisa is an energy economist at the Energy Sector Assistance Program (ESMAP) at the World Bank. She works on several…

Malcolm Cosgrove-Davies

Malcolm is a US National who started with the World Bank in 1992 as a contract employee for the Asia Alternative…

Heather Adair-Rohani

Lukas Lang

Ina Homeier

Robert Buchinger

Manfred Stockmayer

Andreas Feichtinger

Robert Soell

Federico Villatico-Campbell

Cornelia Schenk

Bazmi Husain

Bazmi is Chief Technology Officer of the ABB Group. Prior to assuming this role in January 2016, Bazmi was ABB’s…

Giordano Dichter

Giordano is the Head of EU|BIC Services of the European BIC Network. With 19 years of experience in private sector…

Paul Quigley

Paul is responsible for managing the Energy Unit in developing energy strategies and programmes across UNHCR operations. His primary objective…

Neeraj Verma

Neeraj did Post-Graduate in Environmental Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, India and Graduate from Delhi College of Engineering, India….

Ernesto Fernandez Arias

Ernesto is an electrical engineer and has been awarded a Master in Business Administration by Universidad Michoacana and a Master in Economics…

Stefan Henningsson

Stefan leads the mapping of climate innovation activity levels in key countries for WWF as input to facilitative stakeholder dialogue…

Felix Akrofi-Atitianti

Felix focuses on low emission development and enhanced air quality in cities. With a background in Geography, Environmental Risk Management…

Edison K. Masereka

With over 15 years of experience of public service, Edison has coordinated numerous teams and assignments relating to public policy,…

David Hees

David manages the iShack project – the flagship social enterprise of the Sustainability Institute Innovation Lab (SIIL) which provides pay-for-use…

Silvia Escudero

Silvia has been working as a Project Manager at the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) since 2014….

Belinda Mills

Within ICLEI, Belinda focuses on low carbon cities. In particular she works with Local Governments around Africa on sustainable energy…

Mark Draeck

Mark Draeck joined UNIDO Headquarters in Vienna in 2010 as an Industrial Development Officer in the Department of Energy, and…

Michael Franz

Michael is a senior adviser for energy in international cooperation for sustainable development, working for the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue…

Sigmund Kluckner

Sigmund is the project lead and main contact point for the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB) Coordination Hub at REEEP,…

Clemens Findeisen

Clemens has been working in the field of sustainability, waste management and renewable energy for more than fifteen years. His career…

Alf Hartzenburg

Alf is the National Project Manager of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Project in South Africa, and has been part of…

Olof Hallström

Olof holds a MSc. in Environmental engineering with specialization in renewable energy technologies from Lund University, Sweden. He has extensive…

Roberto Schaeffer

Roberto is a professor at COPPE/UFRJ, holds a PhD in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania (USA,…

Ritu Mathur

Ritu has been leading the Energy Policy Modelling and Scenario Building activities at TERI over the last 2 decades and is…

Volker Krey

Volker graduated in theoretical physics from the University of Dortmund (Germany) in 2002. In 2003, he joined the Institute of…

Chen Wenying

Chen Wenying. Ph.D., Professor in Energy, Environment and Economy (3E) Research Institute, Tsinghua University. She is also the deputy director…

Valentina Bosetti

Valentina Bosetti holds a PhD in Computational Mathematics and Operation Research from the Università Statale of Milan and a Master’s…

Sigvald Harryson

Sigvald has had an extensive academic career teaching “Ecoprepreneurship” at Lund University, Copenhagen Business School and most recently Hult International…

M. Maxine Ghavi

Maxine Ghavi is Group Senior Vice President and Program Director for Microgrids at ABB in Switzerland. She has more than…

Albana Ilo

Albana has many years of experience in the power industry and academia. She has more than 30 years of experience in…

Thelma Venichand

Thelma is a social entrepreneur and pioneer in ethanol based clean cooking in Mozambique and possibly the first business oriented ethanol…

Emily Koulouvaris

Emily is the Managing Director and Founder of Revelle Group. Revelle Group is an international consulting company working in developing countries…

Inga Rhonda King

Inga is the chair of the Island Women Open Network (IWON), an initiative that promotes gender mainstreaming in the renewable…

Sami Haddadin

Adolfo Larach-Foster

Mario Aguilera

Francesco Starace

Reinhard Haas

Aaron Leopold

Tom Delay

Ramaness Parasuraman

Ramaness is a passionate Greentrepreneur and is involved in the sustainable packaging business. He has an R&D laboratory and a…

Norik Sargsyan

Norik graduated from the National Polytechnic University of Armenia in 1971 and received his PhD degree in chemical engineering processes…

Adonai Herrera-Martinez

Since November 2009, Adonai is the Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Associate Director at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development…

Omar Villacorta

Ashok Sarkar

Ahmet Tohma

Rafael Gamboa Gonzalez

Praveen Kumar Agrawal

Martin Fritz Ackermann

Martin holds a BSc Actuarial and Financial Mathematics and a BCom Business Management from the University of Pretoria and an…

Vincent Monteux

E-Longlife is a new European and US solution from Bren-Tronics group to address challenges in rural electrification in Africa. Bren-Tronics is…

Isabel Cancela de Abreu

Isabel Cancela de Abreu is the founder and executive director of Lusophone Renewable Energy Association, a non-profit organization with the…

Hartlieb Euler

The GIZ/EnDev is a result oriented program financed by 7 donors and 26 countries to increase sustainable energy use. The…

Monica Maduekwe

Monica Maduekwe is Renewable Energy Program Officer at the Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE) of the Economic…

Piyush Goyal

Carlos Manuel Vila Nova

Davit Gharibyan

Davit graduated with a degree in radio engineering at the National Polytechnic University of Armenia and at the same time…

Zillay Mariam Sohail

Zillay completed her degree in Environmental Science in 2003 and since then has- worked in different capacities in the field…

Zhihong Zhang

Zhihong Zhang joined the Climate Investment Funds in 2011 to manage the Clean Technology Fund (CTF) and the Scaling up…

Andrew Wheatley

Ibrahim Saif

Mutaz Musa Abdallah Salim

Khaled Fahmy

Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish

Suleiman Jasir Al-Herbish (Saudi) is the Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the Vienna-based OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID)….

Sangwon Suh

Sangwon Suh is professor in industrial ecology and director of the CLiCC Program, an EPA-funded university-industry partnership that is developing…

Henning Wuester

Henning Wuester oversees the Agency’s work on knowledge, policy and finance, including: efforts to produce up-to-date and authoritative renewable energy…

Johannes Baake

Florian Ziegler

Corinne Jean Greyling

Corinne is a PhD polymer scientist, graduated from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa in 2010. She leads industrial research…

Karthik Aamanchi

Er R B Karthik Aamanchi was born in Kothagudem (Andhra Pradesh, India) and is a postgraduate in aerospace engineering with…

Shahina Waheed

As a development economist, Shahina Waheed has had a multidisciplinary career of working on gender responsive industrial value chains, sustainable…

Nitin Goel

Nitin Goel is the co-founder and chief operating officer at Inficold. Nitin obtained his BTech from IIT Bombay and PhD…

Muhammad Hassamuddin

Muhammad is a civil engineer, with a background in green building design and a research interest in fiber reinforced concrete. Hempco’s…

Patvakan Hakhinyan

Patvakan was born in Yerevan in 1969 and received his Engineering researcher degree in Mechanical Engineering at the National Polytechnic…

Prabodh K Sheth

A diverse individual & qualified accountant, Prabodh has a passion for business and specialises in launching and turning companies around….

Selda Odabasi

Selda is responsible for analyzing market dynamics and consumer needs & expectations to establish stronger equity and further translate brand…

Cemil Cihan Ozalevli

Cemil Cihan Ozalevli graduated from METU Mechanical Engineering in 2010. He then began his Masters degree in Solar Energy at…

Dana Rysankova

Dana has been at the World Bank for the past 16 years, specializing in energy access and distributed renewables. Prior…

Nico Tyabji

Nico joined SunFunder from Bloomberg New Energy Finance in July 2016. There, he led coverage of off-grid solar and energy…

Lucy Stevens

Lucy leads Practical Action’s international influencing work around issues of pro-poor infrastructure and services, including Energy Access. She has worked…

Mari Yoshitaka

Mari Yoshitaka is the Chief Consultant for Clean Energy Finance Division at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities. She is one…

Hiroyuki Kobayashi

Hiroyuki Kobayashi is the Deputy Director General of the Industrial Development and Public Policy Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)….

Pamela Dede

Pamela Dede is the Deputy Director of Industrial Support Services under Ministry of Industry Trade and Cooperatives (MOITC). She has over…

Obaid Amrane

After obtaining a double degree in engineering and finance, Obaid Amrane joined the Ministry of Economy and Finance initially as…

Alois Posekufa Mhlanga

Alois Mhlanga is an Industrial Development Officer in the Department of Energy at UNIDO  with profound experience in developing and implementing…

Keywan Riahi

Keywan is Program Director of the Energy Program at the International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA, Austria). In addition he…

Michael Newson

Michael joined IOM’s Regional Office in Vienna in January 2017 as the Regional Thematic Specialist for Labour Mobility and Human…

Gerardo Patacconi

After working in the manufacturing and banking sector in Italy, Gerardo joined UNIDO in 1987 in Papua New Guinea. Currently…

Michael Spindelegger

Michael has extensive experience in international relations through his work in the Federal Government of the Republic of Austria. From 2008…

Ming Yang

Ming Yang currently manages GEF’s energy portfolio for Eastern Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, Africa, and some countries other part…

Karim El Alami

Karim El Alami is a cofounder of Elum Africa. He is a young entrepreneur graduated from Ecole Polytechnique in France and…

Virachai Plasai

Prior to assuming his appointment, Virachai was Ambassador of Thailand to the Netherlands, beginning in 2009, after serving his country…

Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen

Sarah is the Head of Humanitarian Energy for Practical Action and leads humanitarian energy work across several countries including Rwanda,…

Meagan Fallone

Responsible for leading Barefoot College International, Meagan Fallone is currently steering the Global footprint of the Barefoot College expansion to…

Mikhail Chudakov

Mikhail Chudakov joined the IAEA as Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Energy on 1 February…

Kazuo Furukawa

As chairman of NEDO, one of Japan’s largest public R&D management organizations, Kazuo brings with him NEDO’s expertise in the…

Elham Ibrahim

Ibrahim Thiaw

Christoph Frei

Christoph Frei became WEC’s fifth CEO & Secretary General in April 2009. He has lead the further development of the…

Andrea Hagmann

Miriem Bensalah-Chaqroun

Miriem Bensalah Chaqroun is the President of the Moroccan Confederation of Businesses (CGEM) and Executive Director of Les Eaux Minérales…

Mafalda Duarte

Jaideep Prabhu

Jaideep has published in leading academic journals and his work has been profiled by the BBC, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Economist,…

Helga Prazak-Reisinger

Helga Pražak-Reisinger has a degree in Food Technology and Biotechnology from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences BOKU,…

Hans Joachim Schellnhuber

Martin Keller

Martin Keller became the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) director on November 30, 2015. NREL is the Department of Energy’s…

Nawal Al Hosany

Edward Mbucho Mungai

Edward Mungai is the Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Climate Innovation Center (KCIC). The KCIC supports a holistic country…

Mahama Kappiah

Mahama is the Executive Director of the ECOWAS Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (ECREEE). He was eminent in the…

Maria Neira

Kari Aina Eik

Ms. Eik is the initiator of the USC (United Smart Cities) program and the Co-Chair of U4SSC, United for Smart…

Kamel Ben Naceur

Diana Urge-Vorsatz

Diana Ürge-Vorsatz is a Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, and Director of the Center for Climate…

Csaba Kőrösi

In 2015 Csaba joined the Office of the President of the Republic of Hungary as head of Directorate for Environmental Sustainability….

Al Binger

Al Binger, former Professor and Director for the University of the West Indies Centre for Environment and Development, was appointed…

Paula Caballero

Prior to joining WRI in 2016, as Global Director for Climate Change, Paula Caballero was Senior Director of the Environment…

Radha Muthiah

Radha Muthiah is the Chief Executive Officer of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, an initiative hosted at the United…

Maria Vassilakou

Ana Victoria Rojas

Ana Victoria Rojas is a sustainable development specialist with more than fifteen years of experience working with policy makers, program…

Jossy Thomas

Jossy Thomas is currently the Gender Focal Point for the Energy Department. As Industrial Development Officer of the Renewable and…

Nthabiseng Mohlakoana

Nthabi is employed by the Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability (CSTM) at the University of Twente as a…

Maria Sandqvist

Maria Sandqvist, M.Sc, is Executive Director of the Forum for Swedish Smart Grid, which is a multisectorial entity appointed by…

Daniel Werner

Daniel has been in charge of the EU Energy Initiative Partnership Dialogue Facility (EUEI PDF) as programme manager since January…

Lucy Kitson

Lucy Kitson works as an economist in the IISD Geneva office.  Her focus areas are climate change, energy and trade. …

Debajit Palit

Debajit Palit works in the field of clean energy access, distributed generation, rural electrification policy and regulation, solar photovoltaics, and…

David Walker

David Walker is currently Chief Group Development Officer of the DNV GL Group, the world’s largest maritime class society, a…

Anda Ghiran

Anda coordinates global cross-business energy and environmental legislative issues by supporting the business in creating policy strategies and advocating for…

Deidre Herbst

Deidre has extensive skills in global, regional and local environmental issues; management and strategic planning; specifically in air quality, water…

Faris Hasan Al-Sheikh

Faris Hasan is also OFID Sherpa to Sustainable Energy for All where OFID is also a member of the Energy…

Monique Barbut

Monique Barbut has over 30 years of experience in sustainable development, international diplomacy, governance and finance. From 2006 to 2012,…

Luis Gomez-Echeverri

Luis Gomez-Echeverri is a Senior Research Scholar with IIASA’s Transition to New Technologies (TNT) Program and exploratory projects. He joined…

Helen Hai

Helen was the co-founder of C&H Garments, a pioneer Pan-Africa export-oriented garments manufacturer. She is also a Goodwill Ambassador of…

Simon Langan

Throughout his career, Dr. Langan has won grants and secured funding from many regional and international donor projects. He has…

Yoichi Kaya

Kaya became Director General of RITE in 1998, and then President in 2012. He specializes in systems engineering in the…

Adnan Z. Amin

As the first Director-General of IRENA, and currently serving his second term in this position, Amin has led the Agency…

Barbara Buchner

Dr. Barbara Buchner was named by the International Council for Science as one of the 20 most influential women in…

Sally Uren

As Chief Executive, Sally works with leading global businesses, including Unilever and Kingfisher, both in one to one partnerships, and also…

Amina J. Mohammed

Amina Mohammed was Minister of Environment of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from November 2015 to December 2016, where she steered…

Shobhakar Dhakal

Dr. Shobhakar Dhakal is an expert on energy and climate policies, energy modeling, especially in the context of cities and…

Mr. Moses H. Ntlamelle

Mr. Ntlamelle is Senior Programme Officer on Energy of SADC, with responsibility to oversee and coordinate energy programmes and projects…

Ms. Caroline McGregor

Caroline McGregor leads energy access work within the Office of International Climate & Clean Energy at the U.S. Department of…

Mr. Andrew Yager

Andrew Yager has over thirty years experience in both the public and private sectors. Formerly head of the Water, Energy…

Mr. Ireneusz Lazor

Ms. Maryke van Staden

Maryke coordinates ICLEI’s global low-carbon strategy and is the Director of the Bonn Center for Local Climate Action and reporting….

Mr. Rohit Khanna

Rohit Khanna is Program Manager of the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) at the World Bank. In this capacity,…

Mr. Arnulf Grübler

Arnulf Grübler first joined IIASA in 1976 to work with the Energy Systems Program and currently works as a Senior…

Mr. Mikul Bhatia

Ms. Jacqueline Cramer

Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Cramer is professor in sustainable innovation at Utrecht University, strategic advisor of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute and…

Mr. Sebastian Helgenberger

Dr. Sebastian Helgenberger leads the group on renewable energy and energy transitions at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)…

Mr. David E. Shropshire

Mr. Daniel-Alexander Schroth

Dr Daniel Schroth is a Principal Energy Specialist in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development…

Mr. Jose Medardo Cadena Mosquera

Mr. Medardo Cadena Mosquera is professor at the National Polytechnic School over 30 years. In that capacity he has conducted…

Mr. Wolsey Barnard

Dr. Otto Barnard Wolsey is the Acting Director-General, Department of Energy. Previously he has been the Deputy Director General of…

Mr. Youba Sokona

Mr. Youba Sokona is currently working for the South Centre as a Special Advisor on Sustainable Development. The South Centre…

Mr. John Christensen

John Christensen is the Director of the UNEP DTU Partnership. He has worked on energy, climate and development issues in…

Ms. Melanie Slade

Melanie has spent twenty five years in energy efficiency policy development and implementation in many parts of the world. She…

Mr. Florian Bauer

Mr. Bauer is REEEP’s COO and Director of its “Open Knowledge” Programme. This includes the management of the “Climate Knowledge…

Ms. Jamila Matar

Prior to joining  the Energy Department in the League of Arab States (LAS) as director, she managed the Electric Network…

Mr. Prasert Sinsukprasert

Mr. Sinsukprasert is actively involved with energy policy and planning in various sectors including power, petroleum, alternative energy as well…

H. E. Mr. Ngouille Aly Ndiaye

Before becoming the Minister of Industry and Mines in Senegal, H. E. Mr. Ndiaye served as Minister of Mining and…

Mr. Günter Liebel

Ms. Maria Figueroa

Dr. Maria Figueroa is Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Fellow Researcher in the area of Social Innovation and Public Partnerships for…

Ms. Perla Srour-Gandon

Since November 2014, Perla Srour-Gandon is working as International Relations Officer at the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy. In…

Mr. Reid Detchon

Reid Detchon is Vice President for Energy and Climate Strategy at the United Nations Foundation, a portfolio that includes the…

Mark Radka

Kazuhiko Hombu

Kazuhiko Hombu is a board member of the Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) and Visiting Professor at Graduate School…

Mr. George Chavdarov

Mr. Chavdarov has been an energy expert at the EIB for more than eight years. In this capacity he provides…

Mr. Steve Kukoda

Ms. Jennifer Layke

H.E. Irene Nafuna Muloni

She is a Ugandan electrical engineer, businesswoman and politician. She is the Minister for Energy and Mineral Development in the…

Dr. Bangoura Morlaye

Dr. Morlaye Bangoura is the ECOWAS Commissioner for Energy and Mines. He was formerly the CEO of the national electricity…

Mr. Masahiko Horie

As Ambassador for Global Environmental Affairs of Japan, Horie attends a series of COPs on Climate Change, Biological Diversity, Tropical…

Ms. Sylvie Lemmet

Since November 2013, Sylvie Lemmet is the Director for European and International Affairs with the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable…

Mr. Hiroki Mitsumata

Hiroki Mitsumata is the Deputy Director-General for Environmental Affairs at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan….

Mr. Janos Pasztor

Janos Pasztor is currently Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) of the United…

Mr. Myung-Kyoon Lee

The Director of Knowledge Services Department at Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) located in the Republic of Korea. As the…

Mr. David Turk

Dave Turk is Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Climate and Technology at the U.S. Department of Energy.  In this role,…

H.E. Mr. Edgar Gutierrez Espeleta

University of Costa Rica professor, cofounder of the project “State of the Nation” of the National Rectors Council of Costa…

James Wilde

James Wilde is Managing Director of Innovation & Policy and Markets at the Carbon Trust. He has been at the…

Mr. John Wasielewski

Mr. Wasielewski is an advisor to financial institutions, emerging market funds, governments, and foundations on mobilizing private forms of investment…

Mr. Roberto Ridolfi

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Ridolfi has twice served as Ambassador/ Head of delegation to the European Union, first…

Mr. Fidel Garcia Granados

Mr. Granados is professor of graduate school at La Salle University and the Iberoamerican University. He is the author of…

Dr. Minoru Takada

Dr. Takada is Representative of the New York office of the Sustainable Energy for All initiative, at the Executive Office…

Dr. Patrick Oliva

Dr. Oliva is a chemical engineer with a doctorate in physical sciences, and a graduate from Institut d’Administration des Entreprises….

Dr. Michael-Viktor Fischer

Dr. Michael-Viktor Fischer has served as CEO of SMATRICS (formerly E-Mobility Provider Austria) since its founding in 2012. SMATRICS is…

Mr. James Rockall

James Rockall is the CEO & Managing Director of the World LPG Association (WLPGA).  Based in Paris, he has full…

Mr. Mohinder Gulati

Mohinder Gulati is the Chief Operating Officer of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.  He acts as a strategic advisor…

Mr. Alexander Egit

Alexander Egit studied political science and journalism. He has been working in the field of the environmental policy issues since…

Mr. Zhihong Zhang

Dr. Zhang joined the CIF in 2011 to manage the Clean Technology Fund and the Program for Scaling up Renewable…

Mr. Juan Carlos Lentijo

Juan Carlos Lentijo joined the IAEA as Director of the Division of Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Technology in 2012. …

Mr. Kyoichi Suzuki

As the Director for Technical Cooperation Planning, Technical Cooperation Department Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI. Mr. Suzuki has more than 25…

Mr. Arcadio Gutiérrez Zapico

Arcadio Gutiérrez Zapico is President of the Agustín de Betancourt Foundation, President of the Civil Engineering Foundation and Director General…

Ms. Anna Vronska

Anna Vronskya as the Deputy Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine for the European Integration will bring to…

Mr. Scott Foster

Scott Foster has been Director of UNECE’s Sustainable Energy Division since 2011. With more than 35 years’ experience in energy,…

H.E. Mr. Wondimu Tekle

As the State Minister of Water Irrigation & Energy, Ethiopia, Mr. Tekle will bring to the discussion his expertise in…

Mr. Paolo Frankl

Mr. Paolo Frankl, Head, Renewable Energy Division, IEA Paolo Frankl is Head of the Renewable Energy Division at the IEA….

Mr. Lamberto Zannier

H.E. Mr. Vu Huy Hoang

8/2007 – onward     Minister of Industry and Trade 4/2006 – 7/2007       Secretary of Party of Lang Son Province 3/2003 –…

H.E. Mr. Morten Jespersen

2013 –              Under-Secretary for Global Development and Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2010-2013       Ambassador,…

Mr. Upendra Tripathy

Mr. Upendra Tripathy is currently Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy from 1st April, 2014. Mr Tripathy is an…

Mr. Tian Zhongxing

Mr. Tian Zhongxing, has extensive practical experience on small hydro power development and management expertise for more than 30 years….

Mr. Henrique Banze

H.E. Mr. Sebastian Kurz

Ralitsa Vassileva

Ralitsa Vassileva is an internationally recognized News anchor, experienced in handling breaking news, a content writer in the newsroom and…

H.E. Mr. Yeafesh Osman

Arch. Yeafesh Osman was born in Chittagong on May 1, 1946. He is the Son of prominent litterateur Shawkat Osman….

Mr. Hyun CHO

After joining the Foreign Ministry in 1979, Ambassador Cho spent most of his early years working on trade issues. He…

Mr. William Warren Smith

Dr. William Warren Smith is the fifth President of Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), the regional development finance institution based in…

Mr. Peter Gönitzer

Mr. Peter Gönitzer started his professional career in the controlling department of Wiener Linien in 2001 after completing his studies in…

Mr. Patrick Ignatius Gomes

Dr. P.I. Gomes acquired thirty-five years working experience in international development policy analysis, social science research, planning and promotion of…

Mr. Michael Liebreich

Michael Liebreich is Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the world’s leading provider of…

Mr. Fernando Frutuoso de Melo

Mr Fernando FRUTUOSO DE MELO, 59, is a Portuguese national and long-standing European Commission official. He was recruited in 1987…

Mr. Raffi V. Balian

Raffi V. Balian serves as Director of the Regional Environmental, Science & Technology, and Health (ESTH) Office for Central and…

Mr. Vladimir Nechitailov

Education: 1. University: Ural Polytechnical Institute, Heat and Power Engineering Department, Course: industrial heat and power engineering, Qualification: industrial heat…