Rui Luo is an experienced energy and climate professional with a background across the private and public sectors. He leads ClimateWorks’ Power Program (Global Energy Transition initiative) in partnership with philanthropic foundations, governments, and institutions to advance clean energy transitions globally. Rui Luo is currently based in Singapore.
Before joining ClimateWorks Foundation, he was the Acting Head and the Deputy Head of the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Secretariat, housed in the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris. Rui was instrumental in implementing a “shared leadership” model in CEM governance, in which the major developing economies under G-20 (China, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Brazil) initiate and lead the international clean energy cooperation with industrialized countries. Prior to the CEM, he worked in the International Finance Corporation (IFC), advised private sector clients on clean energy project development and finance. During his time in ICF (NASDAQ: ICFI) China office, he had a broad portfolio of consulting business development in the energy, government, industry, and aviation sectors. Rui started his professional life as a carbon project originator in an European carbon trading firm.
He currently serves as Associate Editor for a Springer Nature journal Climate Action. Rui received a master’s degree in Environmental Management, a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Peking University, China.