We are a small team combining international strategy, research, and incubation experience in clean energy access and climate finance.

Rahul Barua

Los Angeles, US

Rahul Barua is an independent consultant and researcher with a decade of experience in clean energy access and impact investments in frontier markets, and is a co-founder of the EnAccess Foundation. As an independent consultant, he has supported over USD 400 million of sovereign and non-sovereign transactions in the off-grid and mini-grid sectors with the African Development Bank, published leading research with GET.invest (formerly the Africa-EU Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme) and the Climate Policy Initiative, and collaborated with several early stage ventures. Rahul previously researched market transformation programs at the Institute for Environmental Studies (VU University Amsterdam), incubated a next-gen ethanol clean cooking business with CleanStar Ventures in Mozambique and East Africa, and co-developed seed stage ventures with Factor[e]. Rahul began his career as a Sales and Marketing Engineer with Intel Corporation.

Rahul holds a BS in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MSc in Carbon Management from the University of Edinburgh Business School.

Cristián Retamal

Santiago de Chile

Cristián is an independent consultant and researcher in climate policy and climate finance, and is a co-founder of COCOA Collaborative. He has advised public and private organizations - including AILAC, GIZ, Enclude, E3G, NL Agency, and ONF Andina - in creating climate mitigation and climate adaptation strategies, and is a key adviser for Chile’s participation in UNFCCC negotiations. Prior to his work in climate policy, Cristián spent six years originating, developing, and negotiating Clean Development Mechanism projects in Latin America with the Carbon Management Consulting Group. He began his career as a Researcher with the National Center for the Environment in Chile.

Cristián holds a BS in Civil 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 at VU University Amsterdam.

Camille André-Bataille

Antananarivo, MG

Camille André-Bataille is the CEO of EOSOL Madagascar, a leading developer of rural electrification and solar PV mini-grid projects in Madagascar. Based in Antananarivo since 2013, Camille has previously incubated an off-grid solar social enterprise, developed a pipeline of small hydro and solar IPP investments, and delivered inclusive business consultancies in clean energy and sustainable agriculture. Prior to her work in Madagascar, Camille was 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

Jakarta, ID

Vikalp Sabhlok is a Green Investments Lead with the Global Green Growth Institute in Jakarta with a decade of experience in impact venture development and blended finance initiatives throughout East Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. At GGGI, Vikalp designs innovative financing instruments for sustainable investing in emerging markets and brings early stage investment opportunities to bankability. Previously, Vikalp has led market analyses, business and strategy development, and transaction structuring activities as an independent consultant, and has incubated fintech, agriculture, and energy ventures in East Africa and India 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.