Washington, DC, November 4, 2015 - Rob Pratt has been appointed President of the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC), working with Felix Gooneratne, the Institute's CEO who is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Rob Pratt Appointed IIEC's President
Felix Gooneratne to Continue as CEO
[Left to right: Rob Pratt and Felix Gooneratne]
"Felix and I have collaborated for many years," Pratt said, "and I look forward to working with him and the IIEC's committed team more closely in pursuing our clean energy and climate solutions mission."
"We welcome Rob as a member of our senior management team," said Mr. Gooneratne, "and we plan to collaborate with him in developing and funding catalytic energy efficiency and greenhouse emission reduction projects in the developing world - focusing for now on Asia. I'm confident that Rob's many years of experience in project development and financing will assist the IIEC in moving to its next level of growth and accomplishments."
Mr. Pratt founded the IIEC in 1984, and will continue to serve as its Chairman, a position he has held for 19 of the Institute's 31 years of operations. "I am passionate about doing all I can to help the Institute succeed in view of its important role in helping developing and emerging market countries become more energy efficient while reducing their emissions," Pratt stated. "It's critical for all of us to take action on climate change, and the IIEC is particularly well positioned to contribute given its clean energy expertise and experience, and its offices in Bangkok, New Delhi and Manila."
The Institute has grown substantially in recent years, and its management team and Board are focused on scaling up its energy efficiency, renewable energy, innovative financing, and sustainability programs in view of the increasing need for climate change solutions. The IIEC has worked in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Pacific Islands, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam, and anticipates expanding its programs in many of these countries and others in the coming years.
Rob Pratt has been a national and international leader in clean energy for more than 40 years. Most recently, he was founder and CEO of GreenerU, a company that is dedicated to helping colleges and universities become climate leaders while reducing energy, water and infrastructure costs. Previously, he was founder and CEO of Energia Global, Inc., which became one of the leading renewable energy companies in Central America. Mr. Pratt also served as the Director of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, a $250 million fund; was Senior Vice President of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation; Director for International Trade and Government Relations for Thermo Electron Corp.; and Executive Director of the New England Congressional Caucus. He has chaired or been on the board executive committees of clean energy non-profit organizations such as the American Council on Renewable Energy, the Alliance to Save Energy, the Cambridge Energy Alliance, the New England Clean Energy Council, and the Center for Sustainable Development in the Americas, in addition to the International Institute for Energy Conservation.
About the International Institute for Energy Conservation (IIEC)
The IIEC was founded in 1984 to dramatically increase the use of energy efficiency as an important clean energy approach in developing countries. We believe local presence is the best way to produce results, and through our regional offices around the world, we have been effective in bringing about progress in energy efficiency policy and implementation that has both reduced energy consumption by thousands of MWs and fostered economic development in the countries we serve. The IIEC works with stakeholders across all sectors to connect international best practice with the unique needs of the communities in which we operate, combining sound energy efficiency and renewable energy policy with hands-on implementation in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and encourage sustainable development.
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