Jonathan Coony is the Global Lead for Green Competitiveness at the World Bank Group. He co-leads the organization’s work to support private sector in developing countries to successfully compete in growing climate-related sectors with a focus on innovation.
Previously, he was the Program Coordinator of the World Bank Group’s Climate Technology Program (CTP). During his tenure, the program scaled significantly, establishing a network of seven Climate Innovation Centers and brining in five donor partners. At the Bank, Jonathan has also worked in the energy sector.
Prior to joining the Bank, Jonathan worked at the International Energy Agency (IEA) where he led teams to review country energy policies, negotiated with governments on policy recommendations, and published books on energy policy.
Jonathan was also a financial consultant to the private power sector for over seven years, structuring project finance for greenfield IPPs and acquisitions in the US, Latin America and Asia. In addition, he developed and marketed a renewable energy cooling technology for the Caribbean market.
Jonathan holds an MBA from INSEAD (France), and MS and BS degrees in engineering from Brown University (USA). He has written ten books on international energy policy and holds two U.S. patents in clean energy technology.