Leo is the Director a.i. of ClimateWorks Foundation’s Finance Program.
Previously, Leo worked for the Green Climate Fund at its Private Sector Facility and acted as the inaugural Corporate Sustainability Officer. Additionally, Leo serves the Republic of Korea’s Presidential Committee on Carbon Neutrality as a member. Leo spent most of his career in climate/sustainable finance, including with the Korea Development Bank. He also led design and legislation of the Emissions Trading Scheme at the Republic of Korea’s Presidential Committee on Green Growth.
Leo holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer and Business Studies from the University of Warwick, U.K., and an M.B.A. degree from New York University. He recently received his Ph.D. degree in Sustainability Management and Sustainable Finance from Inha University in the Republic of Korea where Leo also serves as adjunct professor. Leo is a co-author of the book “Are you ready to trade carbon?”.