Keynotes Speakers and Thought Leaders 2018
Co-founder & CEO, Carbon Clean Solutions
Aniruddha Sharma is Chief Executive Officer of Carbon Clean Solutions Limited.
Chair, Energy Sector Committee Director, Energy Division Central and West Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
As Director of the Energy Division in the Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Athena Ronquillo Ballesteros
Climate Finance Director, Asia, Growald Family Fund
Athena has many years of leadership and management experience in environment, development and natural resource governance in developing countries with a particular focus on climate change
Vice-President (Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development), ADB
Dr. Bambang Susantono is the Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3), USAID
Carrie Thompson is the Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3).
Chunguang (Charlotte) Wang
Founder & CEO, EQuota Energy Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Charlotte is a serial entrepreneur and established EQuota Energy Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in 2014.
Managing Director, California Clean Energy Fund and Cofounder of Sungevity and Powerhouse
Danny Kennedy leads the California Clean Energy Fund, connecting entrepreneurs everywhere to capital to build an abundant clean energy economy that benefits all.
Senior Energy Specialist, Asian Development Bank
David engages across a range of energy system technologies to support ADB’s investments in the energy sector.
Vice-President (Administration and Corporate Management), Asian Development Bank
Ms. Deborah Stokes is the Vice-President for Administration and Corporate Management of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Dipal Chandra Barua
Founder and Chairman, Bright Green Energy Foundation
In 1983, Dipal Chandra, together with Muhammad Yunus, founded the microfinance institution Grameen Bank and remained its Deputy Managing Director until December 2009.
Vice-President (Private Sector and Cofinancing Operations), Asian Development Bank
Diwakar Gupta is the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) Vice-President for Private Sector and Cofinancing Operations. He assumed office in August 2015.
Chairman and Founder, Arctic Green Energy
Haukur Hardarson is the founder and majority shareholder of Arctic Green Energy.
Chief Economist, International Energy Agency (IEA)
Laszlo Varro, who has worked at the IEA since 2011, became the Agency's Chief Economist at the start of 2016, succeeding Fatih Birol, who took over as IEA Executive Director on 1 September 2015.
Founder and CEO, Solar Philippines
Leandro Leviste founded Solar Philippines while only as a sophomore at Yale University. With his youth energizing him, he propelled the company into having 300 MW in projects, employing 600 employees, and providing renewable power to more households.
Founder & Director, Costa Rica Limpia
Born in Costa Rica, Monica has worked on sustainability issues for over 20 years with a focus on Latin America.
Naoyuki Yoshino is Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute; Professor Emeritus of Keio University, in Tokyo, Japan
Peter du Pont
Co-chair, Asia Clean Energy Forum 2018
Peter du Pont is based in Bangkok and has more than 30 years’ experience developing sustainable energy and climate programs in the U.S. and Asia.
Executive Secretary, Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN 21)
Rana Adib is the Executive Secretary of REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century.
Chief Sector Officer, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank
Dr Robert Guild is Chief Sector Officer in the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department of the Asian Development Bank.
Founder and CEO, Oorjan
Roli is the Founder and CEO of Oorjan Cleantech, an award-winning consumer solar startup which uses a combination of innovative solar technology
President and Chairperson, Board of Directors, Asian Development Bank
Takehiko Nakao is the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Chairperson of ADB’s Board of Directors.
Vice President (Operations 1), Asian Development Bank
Mr. Wencai Zhang is the Vice-President (Operations 1) of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He joined ADB in December 2013.
Chief of Energy Sector Group, ADB
Dr. Yongping Zhai has been working on energy development in Asia and Africa for more than 25 years.
Director General, Global Project Division, Korea Energy Agency
2017-Present Director General, Glabal Project Division, KEA