Dr. Daniel-Alexander Schroth
Director, Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency, African Development Bank
Dr. Daniel-Alexander Schroth is the Director for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency at the African Development Bank. In this capacity he oversees the Bank's lending and non-lending activities in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and clean cooking space. He is also responsible for the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), the Bank's largest blended finance facility, and the Desert to Power Initiative. He was previously the coordinator of the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) Africa Hub hosted by the AfDB in partnership with the AU, NEPAD and UNDP. Daniel also coordinated the Africa Climate Technology and Finance Center project, the Green Mini-Grid Market Development Program and the Bank's involvement in the EU-Africa Infrastructure Trust Fund. Daniel has extensive experience in energy policy and renewable energy. Prior to joining the AfDB, he worked for several years for the European Commission in both headquarters and the field, for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and in the private sector. Daniel serves in several steering and oversight committees. Daniel holds a Ph.D. and Masters in International Relations with a focus on international energy policy from the University of Cambridge, and business degrees from Reims Management School and the European School of Business (ESB) Reutlingen.
Cooperation & partnerships, Energy, Just transition, Private Sector