CPI's world-class team of analysts and advisors come from a range of disciplines and are familiar with the policy environments in the regions where they work, enabling them to provide timely and relevant insights on public policy and business models.

Thomas C. Heller

Thomas C. Heller

Executive Director

Thomas C. Heller

Thomas C. Heller has served as CPI's Executive Director since the organization's start in September 2009. Before joining CPI, Heller was a professor at Stanford University for thirty years...

Juliano J. Assunção

Juliano J. Assunção

Director, Brazil

Juliano J. Assunção

Juliano J. Assunção, the director of CPI’s Rio Office, is a professor in the Department of Economics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio). Juliano’s research focuses on...

Ruby Barcklay

Ruby Barcklay

Communications Director

Ruby Barcklay

As a senior communications leader with more than two decades of experience, Ruby has helped organizations build, enhance, and protect their brands, influence stakeholders, and promote products and ideas in a variety...

Barbara Buchner

Barbara Buchner

Senior Director, Climate Finance

Barbara Buchner

Dr. Barbara Buchner is Senior Director of Climate Policy Initiative. She leads CPI’s global climate finance program and directs the European office’s research and operations.

David Nelson

David Nelson

Senior Director, Energy Finance

David Nelson

David Nelson is Senior Director of CPI's energy finance program, and is based out of London. Before joining CPI, David worked as an investor and strategic advisor to energy and utilities companies and their regulators...

Gireesh Shrimali

Gireesh Shrimali

Director, India

Gireesh Shrimali

Gireesh Shrimali is the Director of CPI's India program, and a Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University. Previously, he taught at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey...

Bob Warwick

Bob Warwick

Chief Financial Officer, US

Bob Warwick

Bob Warwick comes to CPI with over 30 years of finance/accounting management and consulting experience, including various non-profit organizations.

Jane Wilkinson

Jane Wilkinson

Director, Indonesia

Jane Wilkinson

Jane Wilkinson is the Director of CPI's Indonesia Program. An expert in both land use and climate finance, Jane advises leaders in the Ministry of Finance in Indonesia, Unilever Corporation, and the G7 governments, among many others...

Vinit Atal

Vinit Atal

Associate

Vinit Atal

Vinit Atal is an Associate with the CPI Delhi office. At CPI, he manages the analytical functions for the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance – a public-private initiative to seek out and help implement novel solutions to finance green infrastructure in India.

Rituraj Borah

Rituraj Borah

Senior Associate, India Lab Secretariat

Rituraj Borah

Rituraj Borah is a Senior Associate in the CPI Delhi office where he manages the India Lab Secretariat. Prior to joining CPI, Rituraj worked for CLASP, an international clean energy and energy efficiency organization, where he provided...

Arsalan Ali Farooquee

Arsalan Ali Farooquee

Associate

Arsalan Ali Farooquee

Arsalan Ali Farooquee works with CPI’s India program, and his focus is on renewable energy finance and public policy in India. He also supports the Global Innovation Lab For Climate Finance...

Shobhit Goel

Shobhit Goel

Consultant

Shobhit Goel

Shobhit Goel is a renewable energy finance expert and is involved with CPI in India. He has six years of rich experience in renewable energy and corporate finance work with global banks and corporations...

Charith Konda

Charith Konda

Consultant

Charith Konda

Charith Konda is a Consultant with CPI's India office, where his research focuses on improving the effectiveness of Indian renewable energy and climate policies...

Vivek Sen

Vivek Sen

Consultant

Vivek Sen

Vivek Sen is a Consultant in CPI Delhi’s office, where he focuses on solutions to driving investment to renewable energy from different types of investors.

Kuldeep Sharma

Kuldeep Sharma

Associate

Kuldeep Sharma

Kuldeep Sharma is an Associate in the CPI Delhi office, where he uses his expertise in financial modelling and energy policy to focus on cost-effective solutions to financing renewable energy.

Saurabh Trivedi

Saurabh Trivedi

Associate

Saurabh Trivedi

Saurabh has experience in real estate valuation, financial modeling, financial analysis, investment research and analysis, support of transactions and deals for lab-space infrastructure in India, and commercial real estate strategies.

Kavita Vij

Kavita Vij

Operations Coordinator, India

Kavita Vij

Kavita Vij is the Operations Coordinator for CPI’s India office, where she provides administrative and operational support. With more than 16 years of experience, Kavita has developed expertise in office administration, travel planning...

Mia Fitri

Mia Fitri

Country Manager

Mia Fitri

Mia Fitri is the Country Manager for CPI in Indonesia. She brings more than 17 years of experience in development cooperation and communications to the team...

Skye Glenday

Skye Glenday

Senior Associate

Skye Glenday

Skye Glenday advises CPI’s Indonesia program, where she focuses on improving efficiency and increasing productivity of land while simultaneously protecting valuable ecosystems...

Lidya Jalius

Lidya Jalius

Operations Coordinator, Land Use Indonesia

Lidya Jalius

Lidya Jalius provides administrative support to CPI’s operations in Indonesia. She joined CPI with twenty years of experience providing a full range of administrative and secretarial support services to senior level...

Tiza Mafira

Tiza Mafira

Analyst

Tiza Mafira

Tiza is an Analyst in CPI’s Indonesia office. She holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Laws from Universitas Indonesia, with studies focusing on environmental law and climate change. Prior to joining CPI, Tiza worked...

Juliarta Bramansa Ottay

Juliarta Bramansa Ottay

Project Manager

Juliarta Bramansa Ottay

Arta is based in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, working as Program Manager for CPI’s Indonesia office. Arta has a Bachelors of Science in biology from Universitas Nasional in Indonesia...

Randy Rakhmadi

Randy Rakhmadi

Analyst

Randy Rakhmadi

Randy Rakhmadi is an Analyst in CPI's Indonesia office. He specializes in corporate finance, and, prior to joining CPI, had spent his career in the private sector, mostly in the investment banking business...

Adhityani Putri

Adhityani Putri

Analyst

Adhityani Putri

Adhityani Putri (Dhitri) is an Analyst at CPI Indonesia. In addition to analytical work, Dhitri will also be providing communications support to the Indonesian team.

Leela Raina

Leela Raina

Analyst

Leela Raina

Leela Raina is an Analyst in the CPI Indonesia Office. Her work focuses on economic analysis of resource productivity and land-use finance especially within the palm oil sector. Leela is a trained environmental economist and has extensive international experience in the climate and energy landscape.

Guntur Sutiyono

Guntur Sutiyono

Analyst

Guntur Sutiyono

Guntur is an Analyst in CPI’s Indonesia office. Prior to joining CPI, he worked for the World Bank as a research analyst. His work included public financial management and fiscal analysis, mostly in the eastern part of Indonesia...

Muhammad Ery Wijaya

Muhammad Ery Wijaya

Senior Analyst

Muhammad Ery Wijaya

Prior to joining CPI, Ery worked for seven years on the integration of the Indonesian energy and environment sectors, serving as an academician and a consultant.

Mariana Campos

Mariana Campos

Communications Associate

Mariana Campos

Mariana Campos serves as Communications Associate at CPI, responsible for implementing communications strategies in Brazil as well as developing content and managing the upkeep of the INPUT website.

Marina Carvalho

Marina Carvalho

Operations Coordinator, Land Use Brazil

Marina Carvalho

Marina Carvalho is the Executive Assistant for CPI's Brazil office, where she supports Director Juliano Assunção and the Brazil team. Prior to joining CPI, she worked for five years as an Executive Assistant at Shell Company in Brazil...

Joana Chiavari

Joana Chiavari

Senior Analyst

Joana Chiavari

Joana Chiavari joins CPI from the International Energy Agency (IEA), where she served for three years as an Energy Analyst, focusing on policy approaches to accelerate the uptake of clean energy technologies and the rate...

Clarissa Gandour

Clarissa Gandour

Senior Analyst and Operations Associate

Clarissa Gandour

Clarissa Gandour is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Economics at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), with a focus on Development Economics and Applied Microeconomics...

Natalie Hoover

Natalie Hoover

Operations Associate

Natalie Hoover

Natalie serves as the Operations Associate for the Climate Policy Initiative, Brazil and is a partner with Scite Advisors LLC, a consulting firm focused on joining higher education and philanthropy in partnerships...

Priscila Z. Souza

Priscila Z. Souza

Senior Analyst

Priscila Z. Souza

Priscila Souza holds a Ph.D., an M.Phil. and an M.A. in Economics from Yale University. Before joining CPI, she was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Toulouse School of Economics. At CPI, she is working on...

Dimitri Szerman

Dimitri Szerman

Senior Analyst

Dimitri Szerman

Dimitri Szerman is a Senior Analyst in CPI’s Brazil office. He focuses on change in land use and its interactions with agriculture and infrastructure. Dimitri was a leading contributor to Production and Protection in Brazil...

Dario Abramskiehn

Dario Abramskiehn

Analyst

Dario Abramskiehn

Dario Abramskiehn is an analyst in CPI’s San Francisco office. At CPI, he has conducted private climate finance tracking efforts in the latest edition of the Global Landscape of Climate Finance. Dario supported CPI’s analysis...

Brandon Bailey

Brandon Bailey

Team Assistant

Brandon Bailey

Brandon is Team Assistant in the San Francisco office. He specializes in office management and administration and has broad experience within...

Ben Broche

Ben Broche

Senior Associate, The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance

Ben Broche

Ben Broche is a Senior Associate in Climate Policy Initiative’s San Francisco offices, where he manages the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance...

Donovan Escalante

Donovan Escalante

Senior Analyst

Donovan Escalante

Donovan Escalante is a Senior Analyst at CPI San Francisco, where he specializes in climate finance. He is currently leading an evaluation of the Climate Public Partnership (CP3) Programme, a £130m fund of the UK...

Andrew Goggins

Andrew Goggins

Consultant

Andrew Goggins

Andrew Goggins is a Consultant in CPI's Energy Finance program. His work focuses on energy and utility industry corporate strategy, primarily in Europe and the U.S., with an emphasis on power plant economics...

Karoline Hallmeyer

Karoline Hallmeyer

Assistant Analyst

Karoline Hallmeyer

Karoline Hallmeyer is an Assistant Analyst based in CPI’s San Francisco office. At CPI, she is currently supporting...

Amira Hankin

Amira Hankin

Communications Assistant, Data Visualization

Amira Hankin

As a Communications Assistant in data visualization, Amira works with all CPI’s offices to create visuals and materials that communicate CPI’s analytical findings in clear and visually compelling ways. She brings a unique interdisciplinary...

Morgan Hervé-Mignucci

Morgan Hervé-Mignucci

Principal

Morgan Hervé-Mignucci

Morgan Hervé-Mignucci is a Principal with CPI's Energy Finance program. His work focuses on energy infrastructure financing and corporate strategies for the energy and financial sectors, mainly in Europe, the US...

Andrew Hobbs

Andrew Hobbs

Analyst

Andrew Hobbs

Andrew's research at CPI has focused on financing mechanisms for distributed renewable energy, the impact of cap-and-trade on oil refineries, U.S. building code effectiveness, and most recently, energy and land use in Mozambique.

Esther Nand

Esther Nand

HR Operations Assistant

Esther Nand

Esther Nand is the HR Operations Assistant in the San Francisco office. Esther specializes in HR administrative and legal compliance. At CPI, she focuses on...

Elysha Rom-Povolo

Elysha Rom-Povolo

Communications Manager

Elysha Rom-Povolo

Elysha Rom-Povolo works with all of CPI's global offices to design and implement communications strategies. She is the communications lead for the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and has been the project manager...

Uday Varadarajan

Uday Varadarajan

Principal

Uday Varadarajan

Uday Varadarajan is a Principal in CPI’s Energy Finance program. He focuses on strategic analysis of clean energy policy, finance, and business structures. Prior to joining CPI, Uday was a program examiner...

Tim Varga

Tim Varga

Senior Communications Specialist, Knowledge Management

Tim Varga

Tim joined CPI in 2011 after three years at TerraPass, a leading originator of carbon offsets, where he saw 500,000 mT of greenhouse gas reductions through verification and sale...

David Wang

David Wang

Assistant Analyst

David Wang

David is an Assistant Analyst based in CPI's San Francisco office, where he has worked with CPI’s international workstreams in China, India, and the European Union. He specializes in climate finance and econometrics...

Xueying Wang

Xueying Wang

Consultant

Xueying Wang

Xueying Wang is a recent graduate of Cornell University, where she received a master's degree in public administration with a concentration in environmental policy. She has previously worked with several...

Khin Khin Wong

Khin Khin Wong

Staff Accountant

Khin Khin Wong

Khin Khin Wong comes to CPI with over 20 years of experience in various nonprofits, working in program coordination and development.

Maggie Young

Maggie Young

Communications Specialist

Maggie Young

Maggie Young works with all of CPI’s offices to craft clear and engaging communication and target relevant stakeholders, with a focus on digital outreach and social media. Prior to joining CPI in 2014, Maggie was a litigation...

Brian O’Connell

Brian O’Connell

Consultant

Brian O’Connell

Brian O’Connell is a consultant with CPI’s Energy Finance team. Prior to joining CPI, Brian was on the project finance team at the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he worked on a variety of energy and infrastructure deals...

Matthew Huxham

Matthew Huxham

Consultant

Matthew Huxham

Matthew Huxham is a Consultant with CPI’s Energy Finance team. Prior to joining CPI, Matthew was a lead analyst in the EMEA Utilities team at Moody’s, where he was responsible for credit ratings and research for a portfolio of power, gas and water utilities...

Stefan Muench

Stefan Muench

Consultant

Stefan Muench

Dr Stefan Muench is a Consultant with CPI’s Energy Finance team. Prior to joining CPI, Stefan was a Research Associate and scholarship holder at TU Dresden, where he managed research programmes related to energy technology assessments.

Leanne Williams

Leanne Williams

Operations Manager

Leanne Williams

Leanne is Operations Manager in the London office. She specializes in office management and administration and has previously worked within start up organisations.

Rodney Boyd

Rodney Boyd

Senior Analyst

Rodney Boyd

Rodney is a Senior Analyst in CPI’s climate finance work stream. His work focuses on the role of development banks in financing mitigation infrastructure such as renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Angela Falconer

Angela Falconer

Senior Analyst

Angela Falconer

Angela Falconer is a Senior Analyst in in CPI’s Climate Finance work stream. At CPI, she has tracked flows of international public climate finance for several editions of the Global Landscape of Climate Finance reports. She managed the production...

Federico Mazza

Federico Mazza

Analyst

Federico Mazza

Federico Mazza brings strong expertise in tracking private climate investments. He built upon the last two editions of CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance and elevated it through participation in the OECD...

Valerio Micale

Valerio Micale

Senior Analyst

Valerio Micale

Valerio Micale is an Analyst and Project Manager in CPI's climate finance workstream, where he focuses on risk analysis and green finance. His most recent work has included managing a project for the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs)...

Chiara Trabacchi

Chiara Trabacchi

Senior Analyst

Chiara Trabacchi

Chiara is a Senior Analyst at CPI Europe, where she has focused on international climate finance, the financing of renewable energy projects, and private sector engagement in climate risk management...

Dan Storey

Dan Storey

Senior Communications Specialist

Dan Storey

As Senior Communications Specialist, Dan works with all CPI's offices to maximize the impact of their analysis through clear communication, and targeted outreach. During more than ten years working in journalism and communications...

Marni Wood

Marni Wood

Operations Manager, Climate Finance

Marni Wood

Marni Wood provides operational and administrative supervision for the CPI Europe office and supports the Global operations team in San Francisco. She has been with CPI since 2010, and was instrumental in setting up...

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Senior Associate

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown is a Senior Associate at CPI and supports CPI’s work on global climate finance. Jessica previously served as a Foreign Affairs Officer at the State Department where she led all international climate finance...

Padraig Oliver

Padraig Oliver

Senior Analyst

Padraig Oliver

Padraig is a Senior Analyst in CPI's climate finance workstream. He has worked in climate policy in China and Europe since 2006. His work focuses mainly on renewable energy and energy efficiency financing.

Federica Piovesan

Federica Piovesan

Operations Coordinator, Climate Finance

Federica Piovesan

Federica joined CPI in July 2013 and provides operations, event, and communications support for the CPI Europe office. Before joining CPI, she worked in the Venice office of the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei where she spent...

Paul Brest

Paul Brest

Board of Directors

Paul Brest

Paul Brest is the President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park, California. Mr. Brest received an A.B. from Swarthmore...

Stewart J. Paperin

Stewart J. Paperin

Board of Directors

Stewart J. Paperin

Stewart J. Paperin is Managing Partner of LeopardRock Property Group in Manhattan Beach, California...

Orville Schell

Orville Schell

Board of Directors

Orville Schell

Orville Schell is the Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York. He was formerly a professor and Dean at the University of...

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