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.

Luiza Antonaccio

Legal Analyst

Luiza Antonaccio serves as an Analyst at CPI and is currently pursuing a master degree in Energy Planning at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (COPPE/UFRJ).

Barbara Buchner

Barbara Buchner

Executive Director, Climate Finance

Barbara Buchner

Dr. Barbara Buchner is Executive Director of the widely renowned Climate Finance program at Climate Policy Initiative and is based out of San Francisco. Named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change, Barbara advises leaders...

David Nelson

David Nelson

Executive Director, Energy Finance

David Nelson

David Nelson is Executive Director of CPI’s energy finance program, and is based out of London. CPI’s energy finance program collaborates with national and state governments, public and private firms, investors...

Juliano J. Assunção

Juliano J. Assunção

Executive Director, Brazil's Program

Juliano J. Assunção

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

David Pitson

David Pitson

Director of Finance

David Pitson

David Pitson joined CPI in 2016 as Director of Finance after spending several years in the not for profit sector, including...

Thomas C. Heller

Thomas C. Heller

Chairman of the Board and Senior Strategic Advisor

Thomas C. Heller

As Chairman of the Board and Senior Strategic Advisor, Thomas C. Heller plays a critical role in all of CPI’s work programs, advising global leaders, and directing strategy and analysis...

Elysha Davila

Elysha Davila

Head of Communications

Elysha Davila

Elysha Davila leads the communications team within CPI's climate finance division. Since joining CPI in 2012, she has helped develop and support its programs...

Angela Falconer

Angela Falconer

Associate Director

Angela Falconer

Dr. Angela Falconer is Associate Director based in London. She joined CPI in 2010 and led international public climate finance tracking efforts for the first editions of the Global Landscape of Climate Finance. She subsequently led studies in Indonesia and Côte D’Ivoire to build national landscapes of climate finance...

Tiza Mafira

Tiza Mafira

Associate Director

Tiza Mafira

Tiza is Associate Director based 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...

Bella Tonkonogy

Bella Tonkonogy

Associate Director

Bella Tonkonogy

Bella Tonkonogy is Associate Director based in San Francisco. Her primary role on the team is in leading the analysis and development of innovative climate finance instruments for the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance...

Gireesh Shrimali

Gireesh Shrimali

Senior Advisor, Former India Director

Gireesh Shrimali

Dr. Gireesh Shrimali was the CPI India Director from 2015 to 2018, building the program from the ground up. During this time, he founded and directed the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance....

Dhruba Purkayastha

Dhruba Purkayastha

Director, US-India Clean Energy Finance

Dhruba Purkayastha

Dhruba Purkayastha is the Director of US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF), a joint Indian-US initiative to provide support for project preparation for early stage distributed solar power projects in India. CPI serves as the Program Manager...

Kushagra Gautam

Kushagra Gautam

Senior Analyst

Kushagra Gautam

Kushagra Gautam is a Senior Analyst for US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF), and is based in CPI’s Delhi office. At CPI, his work focuses on client orientation, screening, and appraisal of projects for the USICEF facility which drives access to finance...

Vijay Nirmal Gavarraju

Vijay Nirmal Gavarraju

Project Manager, US-India Clean Energy Finance

Vijay Nirmal Gavarraju

Vijay Nirmal Gavarraju is the Project Manager for US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF), and is based in CPI’s Delhi office. Prior to joining CPI, Vijay worked with Bank Muscat, IL&FS Financial Services Ltd and...

Angel Jacob

Angel Jacob

Communications Assistant

Angel Jacob

Angel Jacob is the Communications Assistant for CPI's Delhi office, where she manages all communication and outreach for the India team. Her responsibilities include support in writing, editing, and review of all analysis...

Arun Kumar Jain

Arun Kumar Jain

Program Accountant

Arun Kumar Jain

Arun Jain is a Chartered Accountant based out of CPI’s Delhi office, where he primarily manages the grants and contracts for US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF) program. He also oversees the financial reporting and overall compliances for CPI India and Climate Policy Foundation...

Labanya Prakash Jena

Labanya Prakash Jena

Manager

Labanya Prakash Jena

Labanya Prakash Jena is a manager in CPI’s Delhi office. Labanya primarily focuses on the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance, where he supports the design and analysis of financial instruments to drive investment into the climate sector in India...

Sagar Srijan Joshi

Sagar Srijan Joshi

Analyst

Sagar Srijan Joshi

Sagar Joshi is an analyst for US-India Clean Energy Finance (USICEF), and is based in CPI’s Delhi office. At CPI, his work focuses in providing research and analytical support for the USICEF facility which drives access to finance for the distributed solar power sector...

Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma

Operations Manager

Neha Sharma

Neha Sharma is the Operations Manager for the CPI Delhi office, where she provides operational, administrative, and human resources support.

Divjot Singh

Divjot Singh

Senior Analyst

Divjot Singh

Divjot Singh is a Senior Analyst with the CPI Delhi office. At CPI, his work focuses on the design and implementation of financial instruments through the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance.

Vaibhav Pratap Singh

Vaibhav Pratap Singh

Analyst

Vaibhav Pratap Singh

Vaibhav Pratap Singh is an Analyst in the CPI Delhi office. At CPI, his work focuses upon providing analysis to develop the financial instruments under the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance.

Jolly Sinha

Jolly Sinha

Analyst

Jolly Sinha

Jolly Sinha works as an analyst with the CPI Delhi team. At CPI, her work focuses on renewable energy finance and energy policy research.

Saurabh Trivedi

Saurabh Trivedi

Senior Analyst

Saurabh Trivedi

Saurabh Trivedi is a senior analyst in CPI’s Delhi office. At CPI, his work is primarily focused on financial instrument design, research and policy analysis. He is presently researching on innovative solutions to unlock the private investments in Indian clean energy sector...

Alke Rabinsa Haesra

Alke Rabinsa Haesra

Analyst

Alke Rabinsa Haesra

Alke Rabinsa Haesra is an Analyst in CPI’s Indonesia office. Prior to joining CPI, he worked as the Sustainable Financing Relationship Manager at PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur (SMI), focusing on blended finance for promoting climate resilient infrastructure projects, specifically related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, waste management, and sustainable urban transport.

Lidya Jalius

Lidya Jalius

Senior Operations Associate

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...

Saeful Muluk

Saeful Muluk

Consultant

Saeful Muluk

Saeful Muluk provides research and analytical support to CPI Indonesia’s Fiscal Policy Program. Joining CPI as a Consultant in 2017, his work focuses on fiscal policy and instruments at both national and sub-national levels...

Randy Rakhmadi

Randy Rakhmadi

Senior Analyst

Randy Rakhmadi

Randy Rakhmadi has deep interest and expertise in the field of private climate finance, leveraging several years of experience working in capital market and energy investments...

Darianus Tarigan

Darianus Tarigan

Project Manager

Darianus Tarigan

Darianus Tarigan is a Project Manager responsible for the Production and Protection Approach on Landscape Management (PALM) in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, 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.

Tatiana Alves

Tatiana Alves

Senior Analyst

Tatiana Alves

Tatiana C. Alves is a Senior Analyst leading development of climate finance instruments within the Brasil Lab. Before joining CPI, Tatiana worked with NGOs, energy companies, and the Brazilian Ministry of Environment as a...

Felipe Borschiver

Felipe Borschiver

Analyst

Felipe Borschiver

Felipe Borschiver is an Analyst in the CPI Rio de Janeiro office, where he manages the development of instruments for the Brasil Lab.

Arthur Bragança

Arthur Bragança

Senior Analyst

Arthur Bragança

Arthur Bragança is a Senior Analyst for Climate Policy Initiative’s office based in Brazil. Arthur holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and a B.A. in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).

Rosaly Byrd

Rosaly Byrd

Program Coordinator

Rosaly Byrd

Rosaly Byrd is Lab Program Coordinator at CPI’s Rio de Janeiro office. Before coming to CPI, Rosaly worked for the UNDP World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre).

Mariana Correia

Mariana Correia

Operations Coordinator, Land Use Brazil

Mariana Correia

Mariana Correia is the Operations Coordinator for CPI's Brazil office, where she supports Director Juliano Assunção and the Brazil team. Prior to joining CPI, she worked for seven years as a Project Analyst at Unimed-Rio...

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

Clarissa Gandour

At CPI, Clarissa's research focuses on the protection of native vegetation. She has done extensive analysis evaluating the effectiveness of recent Amazon conservation policy efforts, and is currently assessing new challenges and opportunities for enhancing protection of tropical forest.

Natalie Hoover

Natalie Hoover

Program Director

Natalie Hoover

Natalie Hoover serves as the Program Director for Climate Policy Initiative in Brazil and is a founder of Scite Advisors LLC, a consulting firm focused on joining higher education and philanthropy in innovative partnerships to support large-scale research initiatives.

Carolina Marques

Carolina Marques

Research Project Coordinator

Carolina Marques

Carolina is a Biologist and a Project Manager with experience in program implementation and multistakeholder partnerships to promote nature based solutions for sustainability. She is currently coordinating research projects applied for improving environmental public policies at CPI.

Florence Massé

Florence Massé

Grants Manager

Florence Massé

Florence Massé serves as Grants Manager at CPI in Brazil, where she manages projects from different funding sources and develops proposals to ensure programmatic sustainability.

Ana Pinheiro

Ana Pinheiro

Operations Coordinator, Land Use Brazil

Ana Pinheiro

Ana Maria is Operations Coordinator at CPI’s office in Brazil. Prior to joining CPI, she worked in administration and finance at Smartdata Consultoria.

Dimitri Szerman

Dimitri Szerman

Senior Analyst

Dimitri Szerman

Dimitri Szerman is a Senior Analyst in CPI’s Brazil office. He currently works on evaluating change in land use and its interactions with agriculture and infrastructure. Some of his current projects use randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate agricultural and environmental policies.

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...

Amanda Schutze

Amanda Schutze

Senior Analyst

Amanda Schutze

Amanda Schutze holds a PhD in Economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), a Master’s degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EPGE/FGV-RJ) and a bachelor degree in Economics from PUC-Rio.

Cristina Leme Lopes

Cristina Leme Lopes

Analyst

Cristina Leme Lopes

Cristina Leme Lopes serves as an Analyst at CPI and holds a master degree in Environmental Law at the Sorbonne, Paris. Besides being a lawyer she is also a chemical engineer, which gives her multidisciplinary perspective in environmental...

Andreia Medeiros

Andreia Medeiros

Administrative Assistant

Andreia Medeiros

Andreia Medeiros is an administrative assistant at CPI. She has technical training in Accounting and Programming Language and is currently studying for a degree in Theology.

Ben Broche

Ben Broche

Manager

Ben Broche

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

Alex Clark

Alex Clark

Analyst

Alex Clark

Alex Clark is an analyst on CPI's climate finance team, in its San Francisco office. Prior to joining CPI, Alex undertook a wide-ranging fellowship at Harvard University and conducted research on...

Donovan Escalante

Donovan Escalante

Manager

Donovan Escalante

Donovan Escalante is a manager at Climate Policy Initiative in San Francisco where he focuses on climate finance. His projects address the need to mobilize private investment towards low-carbon, climate resilient growth in developing countries.

Brendan Pierpont

Brendan Pierpont

Consultant

Brendan Pierpont

Brendan Pierpont is a Consultant with CPI's Energy Finance team. Brendan's work at CPI is focused on renewable energy finance, electricity market design, utility business models, and emerging energy technologies.

Keren Gross

Keren Gross

Operations Associate

Keren Gross

Keren is the Operations Associate at CPI's San Francisco Office. In addition to supporting Executive Director Barbara Buchner, Keren provides the Climate Finance team with both Operations and Human Resources support

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...

Udetanshu

Udetanshu

Consultant

Udetanshu

Udetanshu is a Consultant with CPI’s Energy Finance team in London. Prior to joining CPI, Udetanshu spent over 12 years in the energy, utilities and renewables sector.

Saarthak Khurana

Saarthak Khurana

Senior Analyst, Energy Finance

Saarthak Khurana

Saarthak Khurana is a Senior Analyst with the Energy Finance team and is based in CPI’s Delhi office, where his work focuses on developing solutions for a flexible, low carbon energy system and market design.

Gaia Stigliani

Gaia Stigliani

Analyst

Gaia Stigliani

Gaia Stigliani is an analyst with CPI’s Energy Finance team in London. Prior to joining CPI, Gaia worked as senior economic analyst for Ecuity Consulting LLP, a sustainable energy consultancy.

Muhammed Anwar

Muhammed Anwar

Analyst

Muhammed Anwar

Muhammed Anwar is an Analyst with CPI’s Energy Finance team. Muhammed holds a degree in Economics from the University of Warwick.

Ada Kinczyk

Ada Kinczyk

Analyst, Energy Finance

Ada Kinczyk

Ada Kinczyk is an analyst with CPI’s Energy Finance team in London. Before joining CPI, Ada worked as a consultant at Europe Economics, where she gained experience in cost-benefit analyses, impact assessments, evaluations, competition assessments and economic regulation across a number of sectors, including utilities, transport, financial services, emission trading and healthcare.

Felicity Carus

Felicity Carus

Head of Communications, Energy Finance

Felicity Carus

Felicity is a strategic communications professional with senior experience of successful campaigns, stakeholder engagement and reputation management with the aim of influencing investors, policymakers and industry.

Dario Abramskiehn

Dario Abramskiehn

Senior Analyst

Dario Abramskiehn

Dario Abramskiehn is a senior 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...

Karoline Hallmeyer

Karoline Hallmeyer

Analyst

Karoline Hallmeyer

Karoline Hallmeyer has been specializing in market research, effectiveness and impact evaluation, and strategy development while working on the evaluation of the Climate Public Private Partnership (CP3)...

Khin Khin Wong

Khin Khin Wong

Senior Accountant

Khin Khin Wong

Khin Khin Wong is the Senior Accountant in CPI’s San Francisco office and manages accounting activities including payroll, regional office accounting, fixed assets and reconciliations.

Maggie Young

Maggie Young

Senior Communications Associate

Maggie Young

Maggie Young is the communications lead for the Lab. She works across the Global, India, and Brasil Lab programs to manage publicity and strategic outreach, and ensure compelling and relevant content...

Valerio Micale

Valerio Micale

Manager

Valerio Micale

Valerio Micale is a manager in CPI's climate finance workstream, with a focus on green investment, risk analysis, and financial modelling.

Padraig Oliver

Padraig Oliver

Manager

Padraig Oliver

Padraig is a manager 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.

Anna Balm

Anna Balm

Project Manager for GNIplus Kenya

Anna Balm

Anna Balm is the Program Manager for GNIplus in Kenya. Based in Nairobi, Anna works closely with the Kenyan Ministry of Environment and Forestry, the National Treasury, donors, and private sector partners in order to support the Government of Kenya achieve its NDC goals.

Federico Mazza

Federico Mazza

Senior Analyst

Federico Mazza

Federico Mazza has strong expertise in climate finance tracking built during multiple years of work on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance and through participation in several UNFCCC and OECD expert workshops. He recently led the first analysis of global finance for energy access for Sustainable Energy for All.

Chavi Meattle

Chavi Meattle

Analyst

Chavi Meattle

Chavi is an analyst in CPI’s London office where she focuses on tracking climate finance, renewable energy finance, and climate policies.

Kaye Bettney

Kaye Bettney

Operations Manager

Kaye Bettney

Kaye Bettney provides operational and administrative support for the CPI Climate Finance team in London.

Angela Woodall

Angela Woodall

Design Associate

Angela Woodall

As our Design Associate, Angela works across all CPI offices to create compelling and concise visuals and materials that communicate CPI’s analytical findings.

Caroline Dreyer

Caroline Dreyer

Communications Associate

Caroline Dreyer

Caroline Dreyer is a communications associate within CPI's climate finance division, where she helps to develop and carry out integrated external communications strategies for various CPI projects.

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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