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Eric Usher
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 Manager Yuki Yasui
Administration Ken Maquire
Lydia Beaujois
Communication & IT Ravenna Nuaimy-Barker
Richard Hansen
Rob Wilson
Sally Wootton
Commissions
Banking Careen Abb
Elisa Vacheron
Investment Elodie Feller
Katharina Lütkehermöller
Insurance Butch Bacani
Thematic work streams
Climate Change Remco Fischer
Lisa Petrovic
George Scott
Energy Efficiency Annie Degen
Sarah Challe
Ecosystems Management and Sustainable Land Use Anders Nordheim
Jacinto Coello
Jonathan Gheyssens
Martin Halle
Social Issues Sabina Timco
Regional Activities
Manager of Signatory Relations Liesel Van Ast
Africa & Middle East Geeda Haddad
Asia-Pacific Diana Almoro
Dae-Woong Lim
Kaori Nomura
Europe Paola de Baldomero
Latin America Matias Gallardo
North America Lara Yacob
Training Carolina Lopez