FORA.tv Speaker - Christine Eibs-Singer
Christine Eibs Singer is the co-founder and former CEO of E+Co, a pioneer in the energy access sector, leading its growth from a start-up in 1994 to an international leader in developing country energy access finance. During Christine's tenure, E+Co empowered more than 190 local enterprises that would supply clean and affordable energy to 8 million people. She spearheaded collaborations with multilateral organizations and negotiated alliances with major corporations, all with the goal of creating a foundation for enterprises that increase clean energy access in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Christine is a member of the UN Secretary General's High Level Group on Sustainable Energy for All, integrating ground-level realities into the energy access action agenda. Christine is engaged in the establishment of a Global LPG Partnership that will accelerate the transition from traditional fuels now used by more than 2 billion people in the world, to cleaner liquid petroleum gas, resulting in significant health, environment and economic benefits. Christine is a founding member of the "Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs," serving on its executive committee and also serves on the Board of SELCO-India.
Christine spent 10 years at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, concentrating on the development of public-private partnerships. She is an Honors graduate of Douglass College and the Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University. In 2007, Christine received the Woman of Inspiration Award from Fairleigh Dickinson University; in 2011 she was awarded the Keystone Leadership Award for the Environment and also received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from New Jersey City University. Christine is an Ambassador of the US Department of Energy's Clean Energy Education and Empowerment "C-3E" Women's Initiative.
09.20.12 | 01:11:59 min
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