Odin K. Knudsen, President and CEO
Co-Founded J.P. Morgan's leading environmental markets business as a Managing Director responsible for global origination and then business development and strategy. At J.P. Morgan, he built one of the largest and most successful portfolio of carbon projects in investment banking, helping J.P. Morgan and its subsidiary EcoSecurities become leading providers of carbon offsets Knudsen has nearly three decades of experience at the World Bank, where he was Deputy Vice President and Senior Advisor and oversaw the bank's carbon finance business, growing carbon offset transactions from $140 million to over $1 billion, with nearly $2 billion of funds under management in the carbon offset market. He also services on the American Carbon Registry advisory council and was a former board member of Point Carbon.
Jason Patrick, Managing Director
Founded and led the U.S. environmental markets desk at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch, where he was responsible for the origination, structuring and marketing of carbon, renewables and bundled power products across the Americas. He structured innovative physical and financial bundled power and environmental commodity transactions, including commodity finance, options, spreads and indexed trades. Patrick also led strategy, analytics and portfolio risk management for these markets and products. Patrick has served on advisory boards for the Climate Action Reserve, the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute and the Gold Standard, among other organizations.
Mueen Uddeen, Managing Director
Served as a Managing Director and member of the senior management team at J.P. Morgan, where he built the bank's trade finance business in Asia and country franchises in Indonesia and Vietnam, where he developed strong client relationships with government-related companies and major national and regional banks. Uddeen has held various leadership positions within the firm, including Regional Head for Structured Trade Finance, Risk Management & Corporate Banking. As the Chairperson of the Asia Balance Sheet Committee, he was proactively involved in the optimized allocation of credit capital to the firm's most strategic client relationships and product areas. Uddeen has served on the Board of Directors of JPMorgan S.E. Asia Ltd and was the Chair of the Credit Task Force for the Association of Banks in Singapore. He holds a M.B.A. from University of Western Ontario and a B.Sc. Honors in Statistics and Operations Research from the University of Manchester.
Pasquale Scandizzo, Managing Director
One of the world’s experts on evaluation of projects and programs using real options analysis and other risk management tools.. As an internationally known expert in planning, project evaluation and private sector financing, he has extensive international advisory experience for leading institutions such as the World Bank, IDB, FAO, UNIDO and governments and NGOs. He has published extensively on project analysis, finance and risk analysis and is one of the leading scholars and developers of real options analysis of investment under uncertainty. His latest book is focuses on adaptation to climate change. .He holds a PH.D. in Economics from the University of California and is a Professor of Economic and Financial Policy at the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”.
Daniel Firger, Vice President
Special Counsel to Baker & McKenzie LLP, where he advises clients on renewable energy, climate change and environmental markets matters. Dan was previously an associate with Linklaters LLP, where he focused on carbon transactions and regulatory risk analysis in the new California carbon market. He has negotiated emission reduction purchase agreements and conducted due diligence on domestic and international renewable energy and carbon offset projects. Previously, Dan was Associate Director and Postdoctoral Research Fellow Columbia University's Center for Climate Change Law. Earlier in his career, Dan participated in negotiations leading to the creation of the Equator Principles. He holds a J.D. from NYU and a Master's in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.
Fernando Cubillos, Executive Director
Has nearly two decades of experience in energy and environmental markets, working at a Chilean hydropower company, the World Bank, and J.P. Morgan, where he developed a Latin American portfolio of projects and built a risk model for environmental assets. He served as a high-level advisor to the Chilean government in the Partnership for Market Readiness, a World Bank initiative to assist emerging economies transition to low carbon growth with market instruments. Cubillos developed Chile's first CDM project and designed the first CDM baseline for the power sector. He also founded Antuko Energy, a developer with a portfolio of renewable energy projects. He holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Católica de Chile and a M.B.A. from the University of Maryland.
Anand Subbiah, Managing Director
Has over two decades of experience providing advisory services to the energy and environmental industry, with expertise in transactions analysis, project evaluation, carbon and project finance, utility restructuring, integrated resource planning, cost and tariffs analysis, energy efficiency and demand-side management Subbiah has provided advisory services to private- and public-sector clients in over 30 countries, including the UNFCCC's CDM Executive Board. He has developed country level and regional energy plans and strategies, developed econometric models to evaluate supply and demand risks, and has advised power pools on cross border projects. Subbiah has developed cost-of-service, transfer pricing and marginal cost models and advised utilities on tariffs. He holds degrees in electrical engineering and business administration.
Tom Duvall, Senior Counsel
Was an attorney with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) for over two decades, where he helped establish the Prototype Carbon Fund and, from 2004-09, served as principal legal advisor for all carbon finance activities, including the establishment and operation of carbon funds and the negotiation of emission reduction purchase agreements with project entities around the world. Since retiring from the bank, Duvall has served as a consultant to international organizations including the UNFCCC Secretariat, providing legal advice on the Climate Investment Funds, the Global Environment Facility and the Green Climate Fund. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.