Chief Renewable Energy Specialist, International Finance Corporation, United States
Dana Younger is chief renewable energy specialist of the International Finance Corporation (I.F.C) Mr. Younger has participated in mobilizing financing for over 3,000 MW of wind projects in various emerging market countries, as well as many other biomass, geothermal and hydro projects. He also helped build I.F.C.’s portfolio of clean energy private equity funds, totaling over $500 million across 24 funds. In addition, he has been involved in the formation of the recently launched I.F.C. Catalyst Fund portfolio for climate-related investments. Mr. Younger acts as lead business developer for large grid-tied renewable energy transactions. He also plays a key role in the mobilization of concessional financing from the Global Environmental Facility (G.E.F.), the Clean Technology Fund (C.T.F.) and other similar sources for I.F.C. projects and programs. He has authored articles such as “Solar energy finance opportunities in key emerging markets,” and “Post-crisis financing for emerging-market renewable energy projects,” in Euromoney’s International Power and Utilities Finance Review. Mr. Younger represented the president of the World Bank Group and I.F.C.’s executive vice president on the G8 Renewable Energy Task Force from 2000 to 2001. He is an acknowledged international expert on solar P.V. and renewable energy, and is frequently invited to speak at international conferences, as well as being regularly quoted in the press.