ACEF Speaker 2019

Ayu Abdullah

Co-Founder and Regional Director for Southeast Asia,
Energy Action Partners

Ayu Abdullah is co-founder and Regional Director for Southeast Asia at Energy Action Partners, an international nonprofit organization that focuses on capacity building and community development through collaborative and sustainable energy access programs. Ayu has almost a decade of experience working as a researcher and practitioner in sustainable energy and community development. She was previously at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi working on energy access, energy transition, sustainable energy policy and sustainable development. She has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master’s in Engineering Systems and Management from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology.


  • Deep Dive Workshop: Hydro Mini-Grids in the Asia-Pacific: Scaling Inclusive Enterprise-Based Approaches