Experts' profiles - Jan Kappen
Jan Kappen
As Regional Coordinator, Jan is overseeing UNEP’s Climate Change related project portfolio in the LAC region and leading the strategic planning and development of new proposals in all relevant project areas.
Before his transfer to the regional office, Jan worked as Program Manager for UNEP’s Paris-based Energy Finance Unit. On his last job, he coordinated carbon finance capacity and project development activities in 10 Sub-Saharan African countries, and co-managed a global initiative for the provision of private equity financing and seed capital to renewable energy ventures and SMEs in developing countries. Prior to UNEP, Jan worked in Corporate Finance at General Electric, as Assistant to the CEO of a major German energy group, and most recently in power sector reform/-financing at the World Bank.
Jan holds a master’s degree in International Finance and Economic Policy from Columbia University, New York, a master’s degree in Business Administration from the European School of Management in Paris, and a master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Technical University Berlin.
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