Richenda Van Leeuwen
Richenda Van Leeuwen is an energy access expert who led Energy Access at the UN Foundation and with the UN Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. She launched the 2,300 member "Energy Access Practitioner Network," focused on off-grid and mini-grid renewable energy solutions. She is now Chair, International Institutions at the Global LPG Partnership, addressing cooking energy access and a member of the World Bank's Energy Program Technical Advisory Group (ESMAP). Van Leeuwen previously worked in emerging markets renewable energy private equity investment and was CEO of an international women's entrepreneurship NGO. She is a board director of SELCO India and Energy 4 Impact, a founding U.S. Women's "Clean Energy Ambassador" (Clean Energy Ministerial C3E initiative) and an advisor to many leading and emerging off-grid companies and social enterprises.