Mentors of the Women in Energy Storage Mentoring Programme (1)

GWNET and the Secretariat of the Energy Storage Partnership, hosted by ESMAP, are delighted to share the mentors for the Women in Energy Storage Mentoring Programme.

Each of these mentors is a senior professional committed to making a difference and having a positive impact on a younger woman’s career in the energy sector. We are proud to have them as part of this programme.

The selected mentors for the programme include:

  • Andreas Hauer: Head of Division “Energy Storage”, The Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research at ZAE Bayern, Germany
  • Brittney Elzarei: Policy Manager, The European Association for Storage of Energy, Belgium
  • Chandrasekar Govindarajalu: Lead Energy Specialist – Energy Climate Finance, The World Bank, USA
  • Chioma Ome: Business Development Training/Performance Manager, Solar Sister, Nigeria
  • Debmalya Sen: Senior Consultant, Customized Energy Solutions, India
  • Ed Brown: Professor of Global Energy Challenges – School of Social Sciences, Loughborough University, UK
  • Eleni Kemene: Project Specialist – Global Battery Alliance, World Economic Forum, Switzerland
  • Fernando de Sisternes: Energy Specialist, The World Bank, USA
  • Hemangi Borole: Research And Development – Power System Engineer, ABB, Estonia
  • Jens Jaeger: Policy & Business Development Manager, Alliance for Rural Electrification, Belgium
  • Krishnan Rajagopalan: Head Global BD and Proposals – Hybrid and Energy Storage, Sterling and Wilson, India
  • Leen Govaerts: Unit Manager Smart Energy & Built Environments, VITO, Belgium
  • Mani Khurana: Senior Energy Specialist, The World Bank, India
  • Nate Blair: Group Manager – Distributed Systems and Storage Analysis, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
  • Pooja Shah: Lead Electrical Engineer – Solar & Energy Storage + Emerging Markets, Kiewit, USA
  • Rahul Walawalkar: President, India Energy Storage Alliance, India
  • Rebecca Jaffe: Manager, Tesla, USA
  • Ruchi Soni: Programme Manager, Sustainable Energy for All, USA
  • Sandra Chavez: Renewable Energy Consultant, The World Bank, USA
  • Shivali Dwivedi: Senior Energy Analyst, ICF, India
  • Tatia Lemondzhava: Energy Specialist, World Bank Group, USA
  • Tigabu Atalo: Director – Enterprise Delivery and Services, Huawei Technologies, Ethiopia
  • Valeria Palomba: Research Fellow, National Research Council of Italy, Italy
  • Yiheng Hu: Part-Time Lecturer, The University of Huddersfield, UK
  • Yu Tack Kim: Consultant, Asian Development Bank, Korea

This programme was created in partnership with:

Become a Mentor – What’s in it for You?

As a mentor, you get the opportunity to give something valuable back to more junior professionals and to expand your own knowledge through the mentees’ perspective. Mentoring will contribute to personal and professional development for both you and your mentee, as well as, shaping the direction of future generations within your field of expertise. If you are interested in volunteering as a mentor in one of GWNET’s mentoring programmes (which involves approx. 1 – 1.5 hours of engagement per month plus optional participation in knowledge-transfer webinars), kindly fill in our Mentor Datasheet.

Stay tuned for updates on the participants and the programme.


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