Independent Energy Consultant
Sudha is currently working as an Energy Access Consultant leading projects for the U.S. Government, private sector energy access home solar kit and minigrid companies, and international NGOs. Previously, Sudha served as an Associate Director in the Structured Finance & Insurance Group at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s Development Finance Institution. In this role, she helped mobilize U.S. private sector investments in emerging markets. At OPIC, she facilitated more than $400 million in debt investments for energy, telecom, infrastructure, and banking clients. She also represented OPIC on the inter-agency Power Africa team.
Prior to joining OPIC, Sudha served as Chief Business Officer of Sol Systems, a solar finance and development company specializing in U.S. commercial and industrial solar project deployment. In this role, she oversaw all aspects of sales, business development, marketing, and operations. In addition to her work, Sudha is involved in the Clean Energy Leadership Institute (CELI), which helps to train the next generation of clean energy professionals by providing them with the skills and network needed to advance in the sector. As chair of the development committee, she leads foundation and corporate fundraising efforts. Sudha has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Bates College, a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.
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