Lab Members are high-level leaders from both the public and private sectors who contribute expertise, political capital, and financial capital to selected instruments. Lab Members drive the Lab’s activities, including selection, development, and endorsement of instruments.

The Lab also seeks advice from beyond its membership to ensure that analysis is robust, to source further analytical, technical, commercial, and political know-how, and to build the support necessary to launch pilots. Learn more about how to get involved.







Lab Members













Lab Secretariat







Global Lab Steering Group

Daniel Firger
Environment Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Norbert Gorißen
Head of International Climate Change, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BUMB), Germany

Joëlla van Rijn
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

Lorenzo Bernasconi
Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation

Angelina Avgeropoulou
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, UK

Daniel Kandy
Foreign Affairs Officer, US Department of State

Global Lab Principals and Advisors

Oliver Andrews – Lab Principal
Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer, Africa Finance Corporation

Tariye Gbadegesin – Lab Advisor
Head, Heavy Industries & Telecoms, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC)

Stefan Nalletamby – Lab Principal
Vice-President, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Astrid Manroth – Lab Advisor
Manager of Environment and Climate Change, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change, African Development Bank (AfDB)

Mustapha Bakkoury – Lab Principal
Chairman of the Board, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen)

Obaid Amrane – Lab Advisor
Board Member, Moroccan Agency for Solar Energy (Masen)

Jim Barry – Lab Principal
Managing Director, BlackRock Infrastructure Investment Group (BIIG) and CIO BlackRock NTR Renewable Power Fund

Alan Synnott – Lab Advisor
Director, BlackRock Alternative Investors

Rainer Husman – Lab Principal
CFO and COO, Allianz Capital Partners GmbH

Rowan Douglas – Lab Principal
CEO of the Willis Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Willis Group

Olivia Darby – Lab Advisor
Chief Operating Officer, Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Willis Group

Sophie Evans – Lab Advisor
Program Director, Capital, Science & Policy Practice, Willis Group

Thomas Courbe – Lab Principal
Deputy Director General, French Treasury

Delphine Eyraud – Lab Advisor
Senior Policy Adviser, International Climate Negotiations, French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy

Ingrid Levavasseur – Lab Advisor
Policy Adviser, International Climate & Environmental Finance, French Treasury

Pierre Forestier – Lab Advisor
Head of Climate Change Division, French Development Agency

Anette Eberhard – Lab Principal
CEO, Denmark’s Export Credit Agency (EKF)

Mariane Soendergaard-Jensen – Lab Advisor
Director of the International Relations Department, EKF

Dan Cleff – Lab Advisor
Deputy Director, International Relations Department EKF

Anders Hoffmann – Lab Principal
Danish Deputy Permanent Secretary of State

Asger Garnak – Lab Advisor
Chief advisor, Climate and Energy Finance, Danish Energy Agency

Hans Jakob Eriksen – Lab Advisor
Special Advisor, Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate

João Carlos Ferraz – Lab Principal
Managing Director, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

Simone Saisse Lopes – Lab Advisor
Manager, International Unit, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

Raphael Stein – Lab Advisor
Coordinator, Environmental Department, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

Karsten Sach – Lab Principal
Director General Climate Policy, European and International Policy, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Norbert Gorißen – Lab Advisor
Head of International Climate Finance, International Climate Initiative Division, Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany

Andrew Pidden – Lab Principal
Managing Director, Head of Sustainable Investments: London, Deutsche Bank

Murray Birt  – Lab Advisor
Vice President, Center for Sustainable Finance, Deutsche Asset Management

Susanne Kern – Lab Advisor
Vice President, Sustainable Investments, Deutsche Asset Management

Linda Broekhuizen – Lab Principal
Chief Investment Officer, FMO

Joëlla van Rijn – Lab Advisor
Senior Advisor, Climate Finance, Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Michael Liebreich – Lab Principal
Chairman of the Advisory Board, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Peter Sweatman- Lab Advisor
Chief Executive and Founder, Climate Strategy & Partners

Lab Principal TBC

Stephen Morel – Lab Advisor
Climate Finance Specialist, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Brian O’Hanlon – Lab Advisor
Director of Business Development, Global Energy Group, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Paddy Padmanathan – Lab Principal
President and CEO, ACWA Power

Thierry Tardy – Lab Advisor
Executive Director, Acquisition and Project Finance, ACWA Power

Kjell Roland – Lab Principal
Managing Director of Norfund (Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries)

Georg Børsting – Lab Advisor
Policy Advisor, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

John Roome – Lab Principal
Senior Director, Climate Change, World Bank Group

Vikram Widge – Lab Advisor
Head, Climate Finance and Policy, International Finance Corporation

Paul Currie – Lab Principal
Chief Risk Officer, Development Bank of Southern Africa

Jonathan First
Head of Syndication Finance, Development Bank of Southern Africa

Honorable Dr. Vincent Biruta
Minister of Natural Resources, Government of Rwanda

Alex Mulisa
Fund Coordinator, FONERWA

Lab Principal TBC

Angelina Avgeropoulou – Lab Advisor
Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK

Purna Saggurti – Lab Principal
Global Chair of Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Abyd Karmali – Lab Advisor
Managing Director, Climate Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Juan Pablo Bonilla – Lab Principal
Vice President for the Private Sector, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Amal-Lee Amin – Lab Advisor
Chief, Climate Change and Sustainability Division, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Junichi Yamada – Lab Principal
Senior Special Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Yorio Ito – Lab Advisor
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

Takashi Hongo – Lab Advisor
Senior Fellow, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute, Japan

Former Members

Eloy W. Lindeijer – Lab Principal
Chief Investment Management, PGGM

Marcel Jeucken – Lab Advisor
Managing Director Responsible Investment, PGGM

Bennett Freeman – Lab Principal
Senior Vice President, Sustainability Research and Policy, Calvert Investments

Gabriel Thoumi – Lab Advisor
Senior Sustainability Analyst, Calvert Investments

Torben Möger Pedersen – Lab Principal
CEO, PensionDanmark

Susanne Røge Lund – Lab Advisor
Head of SRI, PensionDanmark

India Lab Principals and Advisors

Philippe Serres – Lab Principal
Regional Manager, South Asia, PROPARCO, Agence Française de Développement

Augustin Delisle – Lab Advisor
Investment Officer, PROPARCO, Agence Française de Développement, New Delhi Office

Mayank Choudhary – Lab Principal
Senior Investment Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Amit Kumar – Lab Advisor
Investment Officer, Asian Development Bank

Dipender Saluja – Lab Principal
Managing Director, Capricorn Investment Group

Dr. Sushanta K. Chatterjee – Lab Principal
Joint Chief of Regulatory Affairs, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)

H.T. Gandhi – Lab Advisor
Deputy Chief of Finance, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)

Jayant Prasad – Lab Principal
Executive Board Member, cKers Finance

Piyush Mishra – Lab Principal
Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Santosh Janakiram – Lab Advisor
Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Mohan Kranti – Lab Advisor
Partner, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

Justin Guay – Lab Principal
Program Officer, Climate, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Craig Neyman – Lab Advisor
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Vinod K Kala – Lab Principal
Managing Director, Emergent Ventures India

Jatin Kapoor – Lab Advisor
Principal Consultant and Head Business Development, Emergent Ventures India

Stefan Hediger – Lab Principal
Head of Energy Cell, India, KfW Development Bank

Onkar Nath – Lab Advisor
Technical Expert, GIZ India

Suvir S Davda – Lab Principal
Director, Global Market Corporate Services, HSBC India

Ankur Gupta – Lab Advisor
Sr. Manager, Corporate Risk Solutions, Global Markets Corporate Services, HSBC India

Alok Bhargava – Lab Principal
CEO-Strategic Support Group, IL&FS Trust Company Limited (ITCL)

Parag Baduni – Lab Advisor
Associate Director, IL&FS Trust Company Limited (ITCL)

Rajeev Kumar Gupta – Lab Advisor
Assistant Manager – Credit Monitoring, India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd (IIFCL)

Venkataraman Rajaraman – Lab Principal
Senior Director and Head – Infrastructure and Project Finance, India Ratings & Research

Divya Charen C – Lab Advisor
Analyst – Infrastructure and Project Finance, India Ratings & Research

S.K. Bhargava – Lab Principal
Director of Finance, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)

Debjani Bhatia – Lab Advisor
Assistant General Manager, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA)

Dr. Chandan Chowdhury – Lab Principal
Executive Director, Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management, Indian School of Business

Kinshuk Saurabh – Lab Advisor
Associate Director, Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management, Indian School of Business

Swapan Mehra – Lab Principal
CEO, IORA Ecological Solutions

Sriya Mohanty – Lab Advisor
Manager – Climate Policy, IORA Ecological Solutions

Prashant Sinha – Lab Principal
Head (Energy) – Credit Risk, L&T Infra Finance

Sanjeev Mishra – Lab Advisor
Team Manager – Energy Risk Vertical, L&T Infra Finance

Rajesh Cherayil – Lab Principal
Managing Director, Nereus Capital

Sahba Chauhan – Lab Principal
Programme Officer, Oak Foundation

William Pegues – Lab Principal
Director, Structured Finance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Stephen Morel – Lab Advisor
Climate Finance Specialist, Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Kailash Vaswani – Lab Principal
Deputy CFO, ReNew Power

Nikunj Kathuria – Lab Advisor
Corporate Finance, ReNew Power

Neeraj Jain – Lab Advisor
Assistant Vice President of Infrastructure, SBI Capital Markets

Krishan Dhawan – Lab Principal
CEO, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Deepak Gupta – Lab Advisor
Senior Programme Manager, Power, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Paul Needham – Lab Principal
Chairman, Simpa Networks

Piyush Mathur – Lab Advisor
CEO, Simpa Networks

Pankaj Sindwani – Lab Principal
Head – Debt Origination and Syndication, Tata Cleantech Capital

Sunil Agrawal – Lab Advisor
Vice President, Tata Cleantech Capital

Neeraj Menon – Lab Principal
Partner, Energy and Infrastructure team, Trilegal

Megha Kaladharan – Lab Advisor
Consultant, Trilegal

Sandy Sheard – Lab Principal
Head, Energy, Climate and Growth Unit,  UK Government

Amit Rama – Lab Advisor
Director, International Investment Team, Green Investment Bank, UK Government

Udit Mathur – Lab Advisor
Senior Advisor, Low Carbon Growth at DFID, British High Commission, UK Government

Gabriel Eric Naranjo – Lab Advisor
Field Investment Officer, India, USAID

Simon Stolp – Lab Principal
Lead Energy Specialist, India, World Bank

Amit Jain – Lab Advisor
Energy Specialist in Renewable Energy, World Bank

Deepak Malhotra – Lab Advisor
Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank

Preeti Sinha – Lab Principal
Senior President & Global Convenor, YES BANK and YES Institute

Gaurav Kapur – Lab Advisor
Vice President, YES BANK and YES Institute

Lab Mentors

Praveen Kumar
Additional Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Veena Sinha
Director of International Relations, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy

Sharmila Chavaly
Former Joint Secretary, Ministry of Finance


Brasil Lab Steering Group

Renata Negrelly & Felipe Ferreira
Brazil Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Julie Cerqueira & Catherine Goldberg
US Department of State

Brasil Lab Panel Members

Abyd Karmali
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Manuel Sanchez Ortega

Simone Saisse Lopes & Raphael Stein

Ana Luiza Champloni
Brazilian Ministry of Finance

Pedro Moura Costa
BVRio Environmental Exchange Platform

Morenno Macedo

Ana Yang & Christie Ulman
Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Mafalda Duarte
Climate Investment Funds 

Eron Bloomgarden & Trip O’Shea
Encourage Capital

Beatriz S. Secaf & Mario Sergio Vasconcellos

Mario Monzoni

Gabriela da Rocha Oliveira
First Solar Brazil 

Derek Beaty

Vikram Widge
IFC/World Bank Group

Amal-Lee Amin & Juliana Almeidaon
Inter-American Development Bank

Linda Murasawa

Nathan Younge & Rodrigo Mota
U.S. Trade and Development Agency (U.S.TDA)

Fire Advisory Board

Michael Liebreich
Chairman of the Advisory Board and Founder of Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Olivia Darby
Chief Operating Officer of the Capital, Science & Policy Practice, the Willis Group

Gabriela Da Rocha
Head of Business Development, Brazil, First Solar

Daniel Firger
Member of the Environment Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Peter Gutman
Managing Director and Global Head of Renewable Energy, Standard Chartered Bank

Abyd Karmali
Managing Director, Climate Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Christie Ulman
Director of Climate Change, Energy Portfolio, The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Jon Moore
Head of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Bloomberg New Energy Finance

David Painter
Advisor, Sub-National Technical Assistance Program, Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility

David Sandalow
Inaugural Fellow, Centre on Global Energy Policy and Senior Research Scholar, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs

Kevin Whitfield
Head of the African Treasuries Carbon & Financial Products unit, Nedbank Capital – South Africa

Dr. Barbara Buchner
Executive Director, Climate Policy Initiative, Fire Awards Secretariat