Richenda Van Leeuwen
Global LPG Partnership
Chair, International Institutions
Richenda Van Leeuwen led Energy Access at the UN Foundation from 2010-2016. She launched and built the 2,500 member "Energy Access Practitioner Network," focused on off-grid and mini-grid renewable energy solutions. She is currently Chair, International Institutions at the non-profit Global LPG Partnership, and a member of the World Bank's Energy Program's (ESMAP) Technical Advisory Group. Van Leeuwen previously was a private equity and impact investor in emerging markets renewable energy and CEO of an international women's entrepreneurship NGO, Trickle Up ,for nearly five years. She is a board director of SELCO India and Energy 4 Impact and a founding U.S. Women's "Clean Energy Ambassador" (C3E initiative).