Senior Energy Advsior
Marcel Raats graduated as chemical engineer at Eindhoven University, and started his career as a private consultant in waste and energy projects. In 2000 he joined (one of the predecessors of) the Netherlands Enterprise Agency RVO as an energy specialist, focusing on renewable energy and energy access. In that position he advises the Dutch MFA on its agenda for renewable energy and climate change and manages various programs and activities for energy access in developing countries. Raats is the co-director of the multi-donor Energising Development (EnDev) program, jointly managed by GIZ and RVO, facilitating energy access for rural and peri-urban households, SME’s, schools and health facilities in close to 30 developing countries since 2005.