Speakers


The Forum showcased distinguished experts from governments, financial institutions, project developers and service providers, civil society, academia, and international organizations in and around the region to share valuable insights on clean energy policy and regulation, financing and investment, innovative business models, and energy access.

PLENARY 1 - Asia Clean Energy Forum Opening Plenary

binud-lohaniBindu Lohani
Vice President Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, ADB,
robert orrRobert M. Orr
US Ambassador
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
piyasavasti amranandDr. Piyasvasti Amranand
President
of Energy for Environment Foundation and Former Minister of Energy Thailand
harjit gillHarjit Gill
Chief Executive Officer
Philips ASEAN & Pacific
seethapathy chanderSeethapathy Chander
Director General and concurrently Chief Compliance Officer
Christopher FlavinChristopher Flavin
President Emeritus
Worldwatch Institute

PLENARY 2 - High Level Panel On Climate Change Financing

Chair and Moderator

bindu-lohaniBindu Lohani
Vice President
Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Panelists

mario-sanderMario Sander
Executive Director
Constituency Office for Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Turkey and the United Kingdom, Asian Development Bank
lucille-serringSec. Mary Ann Lucille L. Sering
Vice Chair
of Climate Change Commission and Executive Director of Climate Change Office
sungwoo-kimSungwoo Kim
Regional Head of Climate Change & Sustainability
KPMG Asia Pacific
manish-bapnaManish Bapna
Executive Vice President and Managing Director
World Resources Institute
   

PLENARY 3 - Reports From The Chairs Of The Thematic Tracks

Facilitator

peter-du-pontPeter du Pont
Vice-President
Government & Clean Energy Consulting, Nexant Asia

Panelists

toru-kubo Toru Kubo
Principal Climate Change Specialist
Regional and Sustainable Development Department Asian Development Bank
jiwan-acharyJiwan Acharya
Senior Climate Change Specialist
Sustainable Infrastructure Division, Regional and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank
kala-mulqueenyKala Mulqueeny
Principal Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Asian Development Bank
koxhy-cherailDr. Koshy Cherail
President and Founder
Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy, India
sridhar-samudralaSridhar B. Samudrala
President and Chief Executive Officer
International Energy Consulting Co (IECC) Assistant Professor, SUNY Delhi College of Technology, Director Asia for WADE
samuel-tumiwaSamuel Tumiwa
Deputy Regional Director
North American Representative Office, Washington DC, Asian Development Bank

PLENARY 4 - Asia Clean Energy Forum Closing Plenary

Moderator

manish-bapnaManish Bapna
Executive Vice President and Managing Director
World Resources Institute

Panelists

anthony-judeAnthony J. Jude
Senior Advisor, and concurrently Practice Leader (Energy)
Regional and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank
brian-castelliBrian Castelli
Executive Vice President, Programs and Development
Alliance to Save Energy
jigar-shahJigar Shah
Founder of Sun Edison
Partner of the Clean Energy Fund Inerjys
kadri-nassiepKadri Nassiep
Chief Executive Officer
South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI)
leena-srivastavaDr. Leena Srivastava
Vice Chancellor, TERI University
Hony. Executive Director (Operations), TERI
orestes-anastasiaOrestes Anastasia
Senior Regional Climate Change Advisor
Regional Development Mission for Asia, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
woochong-umWoochong Um
Deputy Director General
Regional and Sustainable Development Department Asian Development Bank
 

SESSION 1 - Enhancing Energy Security through Regional Cooperation, Trade and Effective Implementation of Renewable Energy

Session Chair

kala-mulqueenyKala Mulqueeny
Principal Counsel, Office of General Counsel
Asian Development Bank

Speakers

bronson-leeBronson Lee
Senior Manager
Global Market Development Former Manager of Global Energy Policy General Electric (GE)
sergey-tulinovSergey Tulinov
Economic Affairs Officer
Energy Security and Water Resources Section United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
priyantha-wijayatungaDr. Priyantha Wijayatunga
Unit Head of Portfolio Management Unit
Nepal Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank
sarah-martinSarah Martin
Research Analyst
Electricity Governance Initiative, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Kohji Iwakami
Economic Affairs Officer
Energy Security and Water Resources Section, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
 

SESSION 2 - Energy Efficiency Technologies for Sustainable Cities

Session Chair

gil-hong-kimGil-Hong Kim
Director, Sustainable Infrastructure Division
Regional and Sustainable Development Department
Asian Development Bank

Speakers

chris-pabloChris Pablo
Senior Urban Development Specialist
Sustainable Development Department, World Bank
fabia-tetteroo-buenoFabia Tetteroo-Bueno
Country Manager, Philips Electronics & Lighting, Inc
General Manager, Philips Lighting Sector
mayur-karmarkarMayur Karmarkar
Director, Sustainable Energy
International Copper Association (ICA), Asia
glynda-bathan-baterinaGlynda Bathan-Baterina
Deputy Executive Director
Clean Air Asia
   

SESSION 3 - Financing Mechanisms for Sustainable Energy Access

Moderator

edita-s-buenoEdita S. Bueno
Administrator
National Electrification Administration (NEA)

Speaker

rajan-velumailThiyagarajan Velumail
Regional Energy Advisor
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Asia-Pacific Regional Centre

Panelists

binu-parthanDr. Binu Parthan
Principal at Sustainable Energy Associates (SEA)
pradeep-j-tharakanPradeep Tharakan
Climate Change Specialist
Energy Division, Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank
filippo-veglioFilippo Veglio
Director, Social Capital Focus Area
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
reza-farhanReza Farhan
Assistant Director
Infrastructure Development Co., Ltd (IDCOL)
   

SESSION 4 - Innovation in National Policies and Regulation

Session Chair

max-dupuyMax Dupuy
Economist and Regional Coordinator
The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)

Speakers

ashley-kingAshley M. King
Environment and Natural Resources Management Officer
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Central Asia
lieng-vuthyLieng Vuthy
Deputy Director
Department of Energy Technique Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy
song-ranpingRanping Song
Team Leader
China Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute (WRI)
retno-setianingsihRetno Setianingsih
Energy Program Specialist, Environment Office
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
tarun-kapoorTarun Kapoor
Joint Secretary
Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Government of India
 

SESSION 5 - New Models for Utility Delivery of DSM and Energy Efficiency

Session Chair

piyasavasti amranandDr. Piyasvasti Amranand
Chairman, Energy for Environment Foundation
Former Minister, Energy Ministry of Thailand

Speakers

barbara-finamoreBarbara A. Finamore
Senior Attorney and Asia Director
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) President of the China-US Energy Efficiency Alliance
peter-du-pontPeter du Pont
Vice-President
Government & Clean Energy Consulting, Nexant Asia
vivek-mishraVivek Mishra
Director, Infrastructure Consulting Division
Meghraj Capital Advisors Private Limited
sanjay-dubeSanjay Dube
Chief of Party
USAID PACE-D Technical Assistance Program Nexant, Inc.
grayson-heffnerGrayson Heffner
Senior Energy Efficiency Analyst
International Energy Agency (IEA)
 

SESSION 6 - Mini-grids and Energy Storage

Session Chair

yongping-zhaiYongping Zhai
Director, Energy Division
South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

Speaker

lyndon-frearsonLyndon Frearson
General Manager
CAT Projects

Panelists

amit-jainAmit Jain
Access to Energy Specialist, Energy for All Initiative
Regional and Sustainable Development Department, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
debajit-palitDebajit Palit
Associate Director
TERI
Yong Chen
Regional Program Officer
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), United Arab Emirates
 

SESSION 7 - Buildings, Appliances, and Equipment: Driving Efficiency

Session Chair

chong-chi-naiChong Chi Nai
Director of Energy Division
Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

Speakers

angelica-afanadorAngelica Afanador
Coordinator Asia Region, en.lighten
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
pierre-cazellesPierre Cazelles
Director, Partnerships Asia
International Copper Association (ICA)
franziska-zimmermannFranziska Zimmermann
Director, Government Affairs and Strategic Relations
Philips ASEAN Pacific
 
hans-shraderHans Shrader
Senior Operations Officer
International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group
   

SESSION 8 - Mining for Energy Efficiency through Data Collection and Analysis

Session Chair

laura-van-wieLaura Van Wie McGrory
Vice President of International Programs
Alliance to Save Energy

Speakers

Ashis Pati
Assistant Manager, Projects
ITC Limited, Paperboards and Specialty Papers Division, India
james-donovanJames M. Donovan
Chief Executive Officer
First Carbon Solutions
jean-marc-alexandreJean-Marc Alexandre
Manager, Energy Efficiency Program
International Copper Association (ICA) Southeast Asia
saj-kumarSaj Kumar
Vice President, SCM, SRM, MFG & PLM
Line of Business Solutions, SAP Asia Pacific and Japan
Dr. P. C. Maithani
Director, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
India
 

SESSION 9 - Scaling up Clean Cooking Solutions

Session Chair

rehan-kausarRehan Kausar
Unit Head of Project Administration
Southeast Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

Speaker

iwan-baskoroIwan Baskoro
Program Director and Technical Advisor
GERES

Panelists

govind-pokharelGovind Raj Pokharel
Executive Director
Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC)
wim-van-nesWim J. van Nes
Senior Strategy Officer
Renewable Energy Sector SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
iqbal-mahmudIqbal Mahmud
Deputy Secretary, Power Division, Ministry of Power
Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh
 

SESSION 10 - Getting to a Low-Carbon Economy: Pieces of the Puzzle

Session Chair

pradeep-pereraDr. Pradeep Perera
Principal Energy Specialist
East Asia Regional Department, Asian Development Bank

Speakers

alexander-ochsAlexander Ochs
Director of Climate and Energy
Worldwatch Institute
bijon-kumer-mitraBijon Kumer Mitra
Water Resource Specialist
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
chizuru-aokiDr. Chizuru Aoki
Climate Mitigation Cluster Coordinator and Senior Technology Transfer Officer
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
milosz-mogilnicki-photoMilosz Mogilnicki
Resident Advisor, PLN (Perusahaan Listrik Negara)
U.S Department of Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance
franck-jesusFranck Jesus
Senior Climate Change Specialist
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
zhuang-xingZhuang Xing
Associate Research Professor, Energy System Analysis Research Center Energy Research Institute (ERI)
National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC)
Sutiyo SiswantSutiyo Siswanto
Senior Manager for Hydro Energy
New and Renewable Energy Division
PT PLN (Persero) Head Office
Anindya BhattacharyaAnindya Bhattacharya
Senior Energy Economist
Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

SESSION 11 - Scaling Up Energy Efficiency for the SME Market: Tricks of the Trade

Session Chair

koxhy-cherailDr. Koshy Cherail
President
Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy, India

Speakers

alexander-ablazaAlexander Ablaza
Principal Advisor, Energy Efficiency
Development Finance International, Inc.
benoit-lacroixBenoit Lacroix
Manager, Solar Systems & Energy Audits
Kamworks, Cambodia
pamli-dekaPamli Deka
Research Consultant
New Ventures India
mayte-de-vriesMayte de Vries
Consultant
Energy Access and Business Development ETC-Foundation
Do Thuy HaDo Thuy Ha
Local Project Coordinator
MEET-BIS Vietnam
 

SESSION 12 - Catalyzing Energy Access: Removing Policy and Regulatory Barriers to Social Enterprise

Session Chair

alex-doukasAlex Doukas
Research Analyst, International Financial Flows and the Environment Project
World Resources Institute (WRI)

Speaker

ajaita-shahAjaita Shah
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Frontier Markets

Panelists

rustam-senguptaRustam Sengupta
Chief Executive Officer, Boond
sanjoy-sanyalSanjoy Sanyal
Director
New Ventures India
bart-edesBart W. Édes
Director, Power Reduction, Gender and Social Development
Asian Development Bank
 
   

SESSION 13 - Enhancing Readiness for Climate Financing

Session Chair

samuel-tumiwaSamuel Tumiwa
Deputy Regional Director
North American Representative Office (NARO), Asian Development Bank

Speakers

sungwoo-kimSungwoo Kim
Regional Head of Climate Change & Sustainability
KPMG Asia Pacific
aman-srivastavaAman Srivastava
Research Assistant, Climate Finance Program
World Resources Institute (WRI)
hirak-al-hammadHirak Al-Hammad
Project Coordinator, International Advisory Services
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH
john-bruce-wellsJohn Bruce Wells
Chief of Party, LEAD Program
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
noimageStefan Drenkard
Head of Energy Advisory Services
FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance
Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH
Marjan Stojiljkovic
Senior Project Manager, International Advisory Services
Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate + Sustainable Energy Finance, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gGmbH

SESSION 14 - Global and Regional Perspectives on Renewable Energy

Session Chair

sridhar-samudralaSridhar B. Samudrala
President and Chief Executive Officer, International Energy Consulting Co (IECC)
Assistant Professor, SUNY Delhi College of Technology, Director Asia for WADE

Speakers

philip-napier-moorePhilip Napier-Moore
Project Director
Mott MacDonald
frank-haugwitzFrank Haugwitz
Director
Asia Europe Clean Energy (Solar), Advisory Co. Ltd.
hendrik-mellerHendrik Meller
Chief Advisor for Renewable Energy
Support to the Climate Change Commission in Implementing the NCCAP
laura-williamsonLaura E. Williamson
Communication and Outreach Manager
Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)
 

SESSION 15 - Developments in Biomass, Carbon Sequestration and Fuel Cells

Session Chair

ashok-bhargavaAshok Bhargava
Director, Energy Division
East Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

Speakers

alice-gibsonAlice Gibson
Capacity Development Manager
Global Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Institute
rickytsuiDr. Ricy Tsui
Leader of Research and Development
Arup East Asia
chandrashekar-iyerChandrashekar Iyer
Executive Director, Infrastructure Consulting Division
Mehraj Capital Advisors Private Limited
lim-then-pohLim Then Poh
Business Development Manager
Ballard Power Systems
vincent-ghimVincent Ghim
Team leader, Business Strategy & Marketing Group
POSCO ENERGY Fuel Cell Division
 

SESSION 16 - Panel Discussion - Public and Private Sector Roles in Financing Clean Energy

Moderator

carolyn-keatingCarolyn Keating
Director, Private Equity
Head of Structuring & Analytics
Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Panelists

alain-riesAlain Ries
Head of the Sustainable Energy and Transport Division
Agence Francaise de Development (AFD)
noimageAlison Eskesen
Senior Advisor, Development Credit Authority
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
hisaka-kimuraHisaka Kimura
Head, Private Sector Infrastructure Finance, East Asia Unit
Infrastructure Finance Division 2, Private Sector Operations Department
Asian Development Bank
chow-hallamHallam Chow
Partner, Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance
White & Case LLP, Asia
   

SESSION 17 - Experience and Case Studies of Biogas and Biomass Energy

Session Chair

anurag-mishraAnurag Mishra
Senior Clean Energy Specialist
Clean Energy and Environment Office (CLEEO)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Speakers

wim-jWim J. van Nes
Senior Strategy Officer, Renewable Energy Sector
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation
thusitha-sugathapalaDr. Thusitha Sugathapala
Director General, Sustainable Energy Authority
Sri Lanka
david-robbinsDavid M. Robins
Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist
RTI International

 

SESSION 18 - Innovations in Ocean Power, Solar and Large-Scale Storage

Session Chair

yongping-zhaiYongping Zhai
Director, Energy Division
South Asia Department, Asian Development Bank

Speakers

christian-holterChristian Holter
Founder, Shareholder, and Chief Executive Officer
S.O.L.I.D GmbH, Graz, Austria & SOLID Asia Energy Service
hasan-rehanHasan Rehan
Director, Professional Channel
Philips, ASEAN Pacific and Japan
lourdesiree-latimerLourDesiree Latimer
Chief Executive Officer of Bell Pirie Power Corporation
Director of Energy Island Bell Pirie Ltd.
peter-gnosPeter Gnos
Market Manager, Ocean Kinetics
ANDRITZ HYDRO GmbH

   

SESSION 19 - Strategies for Scaling Up Energy Efficiency Finance

Session Chair

thomas-dreesenThomas K. Dreessen
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Energy Efficiency Project Investment Company Limited (EEPIC)

Speakers

alexander-tanAlexander Tan
Vice President and Head
Finance & Controlling, Philips Lighting Growth Markets
amit-bandoAmit Bando
Executive Director
International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC)
dilan-batuparanDilan Sawalius Batuparan
Vice President, International Division
Indonesia ExImbank
riley-allenRiley Allen
Research Director
The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP)
noel-verdote-pictureNoel Verdote
Operations Officer, Sustainable Energy Finance Program
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
 

SESSION 20 - Strategies and Ingredients Needed to Scale Up Renewable Energy

Session Chair

steve-sawyerSteve Sawyer
Secretary General
Global Wind Energy Council

Speakers

anna-abadAnna Abad
Climate & Energy Campaigner
Greenpeace Southeast Asia (GPSEA)
dan-millisonDan Millison
Manager
Transcendergy, L.L.C.
ian-baring-gouldE. Ian Baring-Gould
Wind & Water Technology Deployment Manager
National Technical Director of Wind Powering America
National Wind Technology Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
joonki-songJoonki Song
Senior Manager, Utility Solutions
EnerNOC, Inc.
martin-sobekMartin Sobek
Investment Officer, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
World Bank Group
 

SESSION 21 - New Platforms for Technology Innovation

Session Chair

toru-kuboToru Kubo
Principal Climate Change Specialist
Asian Development Bank

Speakers

noimageAnne-Marie Verbeken
Climate Technology and Finance Specialist (Consultant)
Regional and Sustainable Development Department
Asian Development Bank
patrick-chan-kwang-pengPatrick Chan Kwang Peng
Managing Director
VISIONEDGE Technologies

Panelists

franck-jesusFranck Jesus
Senior Climate Change Specialist
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
joaquin-fernandez-de-pierola-marinJoaquin Fernandez de Piérola Marín
Vice President, Business Development
Abeinsa