Head, UNEP Finance Initiative
Eric Usher brings twenty five years experience in the sustainable energy and finance sectors, including an entrepreneurial venture in Morocco, financial sector development across emerging markets and responsible investment uptake globally. Prior to heading the UNEP FI Secretariat in Geneva, Mr. Usher was responsible for a programme portfolio advancing new public/private instruments for financing cleaner energy infrastructure and improving energy access. He was seconded to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change for development of the Green Climate Fund, specifically the fund’s Private Sector Facility. Eric is co-editor and co-author of various studies examining the role of public and private finance in climate mitigation and was lead author for finance of the IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources.
Before joining UNEP, Eric was General Manager of a solar rural electrification company based in Marrakech. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, France, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University, Canada.
|Programme Operations Manager||Yuki Yasui|
|Communications & IT||Sally Wootton
|Climate Change||Remco Fischer
|Energy Efficiency||Annie Degen
|Ecosystems Management and Sustainable Land Use||Anders Nordheim
|Positive Impact Finance||Careen Abb
|Social Issues||Sabina Timco|
|Manager of Signatory Relations||Liesel Van Ast|
|Africa & Middle East||Geeda Haddad
Caroline Wakesho Sonje
Rakesh Shejwal (YES Bank India)
|Europe||Paola de Baldomero|
|Latin America||Matias Gallardo|