Keynotes Speakers and Thought Leaders 2018
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)
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).
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.
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.
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.
President, Korea Energy Agency
From Oct. 2016 - President & CEO of Korea Energy Agency (KEA)
Naoyuki Yoshino is Dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute; Professor Emeritus of Keio University, in Tokyo, Japan
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.