Los Angeles, US
Rahul Barua is a researcher and consultant in energy access and impact investment. He has supported ventures and market-based initiatives in the off-grid solar, mini-grids, and clean cooking sectors throughout Africa since 2010. Previously, Rahul worked as a Researcher at the Institute for Environmental Studies (Amsterdam), a Venture Developer with CleanStar Ventures (in Mozambique and East Africa), and as an Investment Associate with FactorE. He is a co-founder and board member of the EnAccess Foundation, a non-profit enabling open source innovation in energy access. Rahul began his career as a Sales and Marketing Engineer with Intel.
Rahul holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MSc in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh Business School.
Santiago de Chile
Cristián is an independent researcher and adviser in climate finance. He has advised several public and private organizations including the Government of Chile, GIZ, Enclude, E3G, NL Agency, and ONF Andina, on issues related to low carbon development, mitigation, and adaptation. Previously, Cristián negotiated Clean Development Mechanism projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and agriculture as a Carbon Project Developer with the Carbon Management Consulting Group. Cristián began his career as an Environmental Researcher with the National Center for the Environment in Chile.
Cristián holds a BS in Civil Industrial Engineering and an Academic Certificate in Sociology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), as well as an MSc in Environment and Resource Management from the Institute for Environmental Studies, VU University Amsterdam.
Camille André-Bataille is the CEO of EOSOL Madagascar, where she leads the company's development and operation of PV micro-grids. Based in Madagascar since 2013, Camille has supported the incubation of a rural electrification social enterprise, developed a pipeline of small hydro and PV projects, and has delivered several inclusive business consultancies in energy and agriculture. Previously, Camille worked as an Energy Economist with GDF SUEZ Futures Energies, and began her career as an Auditor with Ernst & Young.
Camille holds a BSc in Fundamental Sciences from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, an MSc in Engineering, Environment and International Development from AgroParisTech, and a joint MSc in Energy Trading and Low Carbon Project Development.
Vikalp Sabhlok is a Green Investments Lead with the Global Green Growth Institute in Jakarata. Vikalp has several years of experience in impact venture development and blended finance throughout East Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. As a consultant, he has led primary market analyses, business development, and financial structuring activities for several impact initiatives, and previously supported the incubation of agriculture and energy ventures with CleanStar Ventures. Vikalp began his career as a Sales and Marketing Engineer with Bharat Petroleum.
Vikalp holds an MS in Management Sciences from MIT, an MBA from ISB Hyderabad, and a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Delhi.