Alexia Kelly is the CEO of the Microgrid Investment Accelerator, a first-of-its-kind financing facility that seeks to mobilize private sector investment into clean energy and energy access microgrids in India, Indonesia and East Africa. In addition to serving as the CEO of the MIA, Alexia is a Managing Advisor at Allotrope Partners, a boutique private equity-backed climate finance and investment firm based in Oakland California. At Allotrope, Alexia leads the firm’s work on public private partnerships and blended capital structuring for low carbon infrastructure and asset development in emerging markets. Prior to joining Allotrope, Alexia served as a Diplomat and Senior Climate Change Advisor with the U.S. Department of State. In this role she directed the State Department’s initiative on low emissions development (LEDS) across 25+ countries, 10 federal agencies, and more than $800 million in climate change mitigation funding on behalf of the Special Envoy for Climate Change. From 2011 to 2016 she served as the lead U.S. negotiator on emissions trading to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and represented the U.S. to multiple World Bank funds.