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Founder, Board Member and Executive Vice President (Strategy and Business Development) of Nova Power, SA, focusing on sub-Sahara Africa, creating a pipeline of 1200 MW of PV projects.

Senior Advisor to the government of Abu Dhabi for the design and formation of al MASDAR (Abu Dhabi Future Energy Corporation), a renewable energy initiative to transform the Emirate as a global leader, producer and consumer of renewables. Prepared strategies and business plans for investing in technologies and projects to achieve the industrial benefits and international visibility sought by Abu Dhabi.

Founding Head for the International Energy Agency’s Renewable Energy Unit, a program to accelerate the growth of renewable and clean energy markets.

Key roles in several notable renewable energy market acceleration programs, including being the Secretariat for the G8 Renewable Energy Task Force in 2001.

 Supervised and co-authored the production of the seminal publication “Renewable Energy Markets and Policies” for the period of 1970 – 2003.

 Coordinated the clean energy research programs of the IEA’s member governments, including solar, wind, bioenergy, hydrogen and fuel cells, geothermal, and ocean energy.

Deputy Director of the US Solar Energy Industries Association, the organization of the US solar industry for policy recommendations and market development.

Co-Founder and Board Vice Chairman of the Center for Resource Solutions, a non-profit US organization specializing in policy assistance to governments in the field of renewable energy.

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