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.

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 Brazil's program, is a professor in 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...

Suzanty Sitorus

Suzanty Sitorus

Director, Indonesia

Suzanty Sitorus

Dr. Suzanty Sitorus directs CPI’s Indonesia program, leading analysis and advising government, business, and civil society leaders on land use, energy and climate finance.

Gireesh Shrimali

Gireesh Shrimali

Director, India

Gireesh Shrimali

Dr. 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. He leads CPI India’s team of analysts who work to increase investment for India’s renewable energy and green growth targets, by analysing barriers to investment, and developing policy and financial solutions to those barriers...

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...

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

Associate Director

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown is Associate Director 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...

Elysha Davila

Elysha Davila

Head of Communications

Elysha Davila

Elysha Davila leads the communications team. 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...

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...

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.

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...

Labanya Prakash Jena

Labanya Prakash Jena

Consultant

Labanya Prakash Jena

Labanya Prakash Jena is a Consultant 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...

Charith Konda

Charith Konda

Consultant, India Lab Secretariat

Charith Konda

Charith Konda is a Consultant with CPI's India office, where he manages the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance. He has also led analysis for CPI...

Chavi Meattle

Chavi Meattle

Associate

Chavi Meattle

Chavi is an Associate in CPI’s New Delhi office where she focuses on renewable energy finance and climate policies in India.

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.

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

Associate

Jolly Sinha

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

Saurabh Trivedi

Saurabh Trivedi

Associate

Saurabh Trivedi

Saurabh Trivedi is an Associate 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

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

Senior Analyst

Tiza Mafira

Tiza is a Senior 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...

Cherika Novianti Hardjakusumah

Cherika Novianti Hardjakusumah

Analyst

Cherika Novianti Hardjakusumah

Cherika is an Analyst in CPI’s Indonesia office. She holds a Master of International Law and Economics from University of Bern, Switzerland with a focus on renewable energy and trade, and a Bachelor of Political Sciences from Parahyangan Catholic University, 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...

Guntur Sutiyono

Guntur Sutiyono

Consultant

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...

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.

Mariana Campos

Mariana Campos

Communications Manager

Mariana Campos

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

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 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 Climate Policy Initiative, Brazil and is a partner with Scite Advisors LLC, a consulting firm focused on joining higher education and philanthropy in partnerships...

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.

Laura Jungman

Laura Jungman

Analyst

Laura Jungman

Laura Jungman is an Analyst at CPI’s Rio de Janeiro office, where she works on the Brasil Lab. Prior to joining CPI, Laura worked as a research associate at UNDP RIO+ Centre...

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...

Amanda Schutze

Amanda Schutze

Senior Analyst

Amanda Schutze

Amanda Schutze serves as a Senior Analyst at CPI in Brazil. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), a master degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EPGE/FGV-RJ) and a bachelor...

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

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...

Alex Clark

Alex Clark

Assistant Analyst

Alex Clark

Alex Clark is an assistant 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

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...

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...

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...

David Posner

David Posner

Consultant

David Posner

David Posner is a Consultant in CPI’s Energy Finance Program. He focuses on energy efficiency analyses that address policy formation, demand creation, and financing.

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.

Amira Hankin

Amira Hankin

Communications and Design Specialist

Amira Hankin

As a Communications and Design Specialist, 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...

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer Lee

Accounts Payable Accountant

Jennifer Lee

Jennifer is an accountant based in CPI's San Francisco office. She works with all CPI offices to assist with expenses and payables...

Bella Tonkonogy

Bella Tonkonogy

Senior Analyst

Bella Tonkonogy

Bella Tonkonogy is a Senior Analyst in CPI’s climate finance team. 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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Senior 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. She is the communications lead for the India Innovation Lab for Green Finance...

Maren Wenzel

Maren Wenzel

Analyst and Operations Coordinator

Maren Wenzel

Maren Wenzel is an Analyst and Operations Coordinator based in CPI’s San Francisco office. In addition to her analytical role, Maren provides operational support to the Energy Finance team.

Laura Sanchez

Laura Sanchez

Analyst

Laura Sanchez

Laura Sanchez is an Analyst in CPI’s Energy Finance program in the San Francisco office. Laura’s work is focused on the U.S. electric sector, energy markets, and renewable energy finance solutions.

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...

Will Steggals

Will Steggals

Consultant

Will Steggals

Will Steggals is a Consultant in CPI’s Energy Finance team. He joins CPI from Frontier Economics and is an expert on electricity market design, low-carbon support mechanisms and regulatory finance.

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.

Gaia Stigliani

Gaia Stigliani

Energy Finance Analyst

Gaia Stigliani

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

Felicity Carus

Felicity Carus

Communications Specialist

Felicity Carus

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

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.

Valerio Micale

Valerio Micale

Senior Analyst

Valerio Micale

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

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.

Julia Ellis

Julia Ellis

Senior Associate

Julia Ellis

Julia Ellis is a Senior Associate seconded to CPI from the UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change to support CPI’s work on global climate finance.

Gloria Coleman

Gloria Coleman

Senior Analyst

Gloria Coleman

Gloria Coleman is a Senior Analyst in CPI’s Climate Finance work stream. She manages Finance for Resilience (FiRe), an initiative that focuses on private sector approaches to scaling up investment in clean energy and green growth.

Cameron Carswell

Cameron Carswell

Analyst

Cameron Carswell

Cameron is an analyst in CPI’s London office working on its climate finance workstream. Prior to joining CPI he worked at the UK Solar Trade Association.

Federico Mazza

Federico Mazza

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.

Joseph Mabe

Joseph Mabe

Analyst

Joseph Mabe

Joseph Mabe is an analyst working on CPI's climate finance program where he supports the implementation of countries’ NDCs and develops innovative instruments for climate adaptation and mitigation financing in CPI’s Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance.

Kaye Bettney

Kaye Bettney

Operations Manager

Kaye Bettney

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

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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