Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All
A leading advocate for sustainable development, Ms. Kyte is focused on affordable, reliable and sustainable energy as the key to combating both poverty and climate change. Ms. Kyte drives SEforALL’s work to mobilize action towards its 2030 goals of ensuring universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. As Special Representative for the Secretary General she is the point person in the UN for action towards the recently agreed global goal on sustainable energy. Read more
Monika Weber-Fahr, Chief Operating Officer
Monika joined Rachel Kyte’s new leadership team at SEforALL as COO in April 2016 and has taken on the challenge of building a smart, functional and effective operational and institutional set-up for this new International Organization. Monika has worked for over 20 years in international development finance and management consulting, with leadership roles on topics related to sustainability and private sector development (energy efficiency, renewables, extractives), and on knowledge management, innovation and learning. Previous positions in Monika’s career include: the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the World Bank Institute, and Boston Consulting. For 12 of her 22 years in development, Monika focused on energy topics – running the entire gamut from energy efficiency, to energy access, and renewable energy initiatives, both in the public and the private sector, and including efforts to evaluate and track the impact of energy transitions. Beyond her work with SEforALL, Monika is also a member of a number of supervisory and advisory boards with a focus on climate change and innovation.
Sandrine Dixson-Declève, Chief Partnership Officer
Sandrine joined the new Executive Team of SEforALL as Chief Partnership Officer in April 2016. She is a distinguished faculty member of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Executive Education Programmes. From 2009 to April 2016 Sandrine ran the EU Office of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), and The Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (CLG). In 2014 Sandrine was appointed Executive Director of the Green Growth Platform. Prior to 2009, Sandrine ran and worked for consulting and engineering companies in the area of energy and sustainable development and has been the personal advisor to several MEP’s, the European Commission, governments, international organizations and businesses. Sandrine is a distinguished member of The Club of Rome and has been on a series of Boards including Vice Chair, European Biofuels Technology Platform; Board member of We Mean Business and on the Advisory Board of the Oil and Gas major Sasol from 2007-2010.
Jane Ebinger, Director Policy and Knowledge
Before her assignment as Chief of Knowledge at SEforALL, Jane was Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank supporting the World Bank Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change and the Climate Change Cross Cutting Solution Area on climate policy and finance. She has had previous assignments at the Bank as Manager for Climate Change Policy; Thematic Coordinator for Climate Change in the Energy Sector Management Assistance Program and various operational assignments in Europe and Central Asia on energy, environment and carbon finance. Prior to joining the Bank she worked in the oil and gas industry for BP and BHP Billiton covering environment management, safety and risk assessment, oil spill/ emergency response. She has an MA Mathematics and an MSc Mathematical in Modeling and Numerical Analysis from Oxford University.
Callum Grieve, Communications Director
Callum has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and communications for both private sector and non-profit organizations. For the two years leading up to the 2015 Paris climate negotiations, the Director of Communications for We Mean Business - a global campaign demonstrating that the low-carbon economy is inevitable - and irresistible. Before that, he was Co-Founder & Director of Counter Culture, a climate change communications agency. Callum was previously the Director of Communications at The Climate Group where he created and led Climate Week NYC. He has worked with United Nations, the World Bank Group and a wide array of business and government leaders on climate change and clean energy communications. Prior to this, Callum was the Executive Director of the Marion Institute - a sustainability think-tank dedicated to promoting innovative solutions to a wide range of environmental and social-justice challenges. There, he helped to coordinate communications for leaders such as Paul Hawken, Bill McKibben and Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Wangari Maathai.