Program Coordinator-Climate Technology Program
Jonathan works as Coordinator of infoDev’s Climate Technology Program to establish a global network of Climate Innovation Centers in developing countries. Jonathan comes most recently from ESMAP where, among other activities, he led efforts to formulate World Bank Group strategies on accelerating advanced energy technologies for partner countries, and supported two successful Investment Plans for the CTF. He was also team leader of the China Technology Needs Assessment (TNA), a role he will continue while at infoDev. Before joining the Bank, Jonathan worked for five years at the International Energy Agency (IEA) and, previously, structured project finance for IPPs and helped launch a technology start-up where he authored two patents on ocean energy. Jonathan holds BS and MS degrees in Mechnical Engineering from Brown University and an MBA degree from INSEAD.
Ellie joined infoDev in October 2011 to work primarily in the Climate Technology Program (CTP) and the Entrepreneurship Program for Innovation in the Caribbean (EPIC). She has supported the implementation of Climate Innovation Centers (CICs) in Ethiopia and the Caribbean, where she has also helped launch a program to accelerate women-led enterprises. In her previous role as a consultant in the World Bank energy anchor, she developed the report "Carbon Capture and Storage in Developing Countries: A Perspective on Barriers to Deployment".
Ellie completed the Technology and Policy Program at MIT, where she also worked as a graduate assistant and held an internship at the Department of Energy. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Physics from Oxford University in 2007.
Strategy and Operations Officer
Anthony is the Project Lead for infoDev's Climate Technology Program, which is establishing a network of Climate Innovation Centers (CIC) in developing countries to fund and support early-stage cleantech ventures. He joined infoDev to launch the program in 2009 and led the research, analysis and stakeholder engagement to develop Innovation Center business plans in a number of markets. The program is now scaling-up with implementation and business plan development activities ongoing in multiple countries.
Anthony has been involved in designing clean technology financing and commercialization programs for economic development in both the United States and in Europe. Prior to earning his Master in Business Administration (Hons) majoring in Innovation Management, he worked in the automotive industry developing strategic marketing plans for youth markets and alternative fuel vehicles for General Motors.
Research Analyst - CTP
Samiksha joined the Climate Technology Program (CTP) to support the implementation of the Climate Innovation Centers and scale up the CTP’s global program. Prior to joining infoDev, Samiksha worked for both public and private organizations in the energy sector as it relates to climate change, energy security and economic development. She specializes in cross-sector partnerships in sustainable development and climate finance.
Samiksha began her career in Washington, DC focusing on energy regulatory issues for oil and natural gas clients. More recentlyshe worked at the U.S. Department of Energy and World Economic Forum, managing country work to deliver and scale private financing for clean energy and climate smart agriculture projects. She holds a Masters in International Relations and Economics, concentrating on Energy, Resource and the Environment from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and an MBA from the University of Geneva. She also has a BA in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University.