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Meet the 2023 Judges

We are delighted to introduce the judging panels for the 2023 Leadership Awards

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Our judges are drawn from across the climate sector and bring a huge amount of expertise, insight and first-hand experience to the judging process. They'll be choosing the winners who will be revealed at Climate Week NYC in September.

Meet the judges

RE100 changemaker

Tyler Williams, Deputy Head - Americas Sustainability, Capgemini 

Tyler is the Deputy Head for Capgemini’s Sustainability practice in the Americas where he focuses on connecting the best of Capgemini's world class capability to clients' sustainability and decarbonization challenges. Prior to joining Capgemini, Tyler has more than 15 years of industry experience, where he led teams a large as 60, and program implementations with impacts in the hundreds of millions of dollars. His functional background includes engineering, supply chain, procurement, marketing, sales, and finance. Tyler also has extensive sustainability experience including robust economic and policy analysis in gas, renewables, carbon, and power markets – both domestic and international. He has led advocacy efforts up to the C-Suite level with customers, partners and trade associations. Tyler holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering and an M.B.A. from the University of Tennessee. 

Reitumetse Molotsoane, Head: Environment, National Business Initiative

Reitumetse Molotsoane is the Head: Environment at the National Business Initiative (NBI). Reitumetse was previously Programme Manager: Climate and Energy at the NBI.  Reitumetse was formerly Director: Mitigation Response Analysis and Director: Climate Change Priority Programmes at the South African National Department Forestry, Fisheries and Environment.  She led the analysis and reporting of national mitigation actions to various audiences, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  She provided strategic and advisory services in the development and implementation of South Africa’s Climate Change Flagship Programmes, attracting investment, and enhancing implementing capacity. Reitumetse was previously the Senior Manager: Climate Change at EY and Senior Consultant at Camco Clean Energy. Reitumetse holds an MSc from Imperial College, London and undergraduate degree from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.

Bruce Douglas, CEO of the Global Renewables Alliance and CGO of the Global Wind Energy Council

Bruce Douglas has 25 years’ international experience in the promotion of renewable energy and electrification.

RE100 Key Collaborator

Sarah Mihalecz, Senior Director - Transaction Acceleration Group

Sarah Mihalecz is the Senior Director of CEBA’s Transaction Acceleration Group team. She focuses on developing and delivering resources to the CEBA community to accelerate the movement to renewable energy.

Sarah joins CEBA from Tata Sons where she led Sustainability for North America. Before joining Tata Sons, she was Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting’s Sustainability for 5 years. At Deloitte and while at ICF Consulting and GHD Consulting, she worked with major retailers, consumer goods companies, federal, state, and local governments, and small start-ups to measure and manage environmental and sustainability issues and conduct carbon inventories, life cycle assessments, and develop public reports. Sarah was also the World Bank Sustainability Coordinator.

Masaya Ishida, Senior Manager, Business Alliance - Renewable Energy Institute

Masaya Ishida joined Renewable Energy Institute in 2017 to lead research on renewable energy deployment for business activities. He is responsible for organizing the Renewable Energy Users Network (RE-Users), a network of corporate energy users to accelerate renewable energy procurement, and the RE-Users Regional Alliance, a joint initiative with CDP-Worldwide Japan aiming to disseminate renewable energy development and procurement practices across local regions in Japan. He is a member of Technical Advisory Group at RE100 from September 2021.
Prior to joining the Institute, he was Executive Producer at “Smart Japan,” a leading online media in Japan focusing on renewable energy deployment and electric power market reformation. He has held senior positions at several technology information media and internet businesses, including “EE Times Japan” and “Nikkei Computer.” He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Information Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Lucy Hunt, Corporate Sustainability at STMicroelectronics.

RE100 Market Trailblazer

Sarah Golden, Senior Energy Analyst - GreenBiz

Sarah is the VERGE Energy Conference Chair and senior analyst for GreenBiz Group. Sarah has over ten years of experience in climate, clean energy and politics. She holds Bachelors degrees in politics and environmental studies from Whitman College and was an Annenberg Dean’s Scholar at the University of Southern California, where she earned a Masters degree in communications.

Yusuke Matsuo, Director of Business Task Force - Institute for Global Strategies

Yusuke is a Director at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies where he leads on their work supporting corporates and policy actions. He is also the Director of the Secretariat of Japan Climate Leaders' Partnership, an independent business coalition bringing together companies from sectors across Japan to drive corporate ambition for a clean energy transition. Previously, Yusuke was a Senior Analyst at an investment advisory firm and worked at Sanwa Bank (current MUFG Bank). He received the Kaya Award from the Japan Society of Energy and Resources and the Best Awards from the Ministry of Environment in Japan in 2007 and 2010.

Dr. Ali Izadi-Najafabadi, Head of Asia-Pacifc - BloombergNEF

RE100 Enterprising Leader

Miho Kurasaki - Independent

Hyun-Woo Nam, Cheong Wa Dae Correspondent - The Korea Times

Nam is a journalist who has been writing for The Korea Times since 2013. He covered economy and business from 2016 to April 2021, focussing on energy industry issues and corporate strategies for the transition to renewable power sources. He is now Cheong Wa Dae correspondent for the publication. 

Shihfang Lo, Research Fellow - Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER)

Dr. Shihfang Lo is a Research Fellow at Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) in Taiwan. Her research focuses on energy and environmental policies, performance evaluation, finance, and corporate social responsibilities. CIER, established in 1981, is an international policy think-tank for economic and industry-related research. Additionally, CIER has been the regional delivery partner of Climate Group for RE100 in Taiwan since 2019." 

Best Newcomer

Kuda Ndhlukula, Executive Director - SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

Kudakwashe (Kuda) Ndhlukula is the Executive Director of the SADC Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) whose mandate is to promote market-based adoption of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, practices and services contributing to the sustainable development agenda of the region. Before SACREEE, Kuda has worked in various capacities in the energy infrastructure expert across Africa and the Middle East. In these roles, spanning over 20 years, he has formulated and executed various landmark projects. Kuda is a Certified Energy Manager and Certified Energy Auditor. He possesses an MSc in Renewable Energy Engineering and an MBA, amongst other qualifications.

Kanika Chawla, Director and Chief of Staff - SEforAll

Kanika serves as the Chief of Staff, working closely with the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative and CEO of SEforALL, and co-Chair of UN-Energy, to advance the twin objectives of energy access and energy transition at scale, especially in the context of the SDG Decade of Action. She engages with a wide range of government and private sector decision-makers and partners to identify levers that advance a just and inclusive energy transition. Her role includes the identification of strategic priorities, working on energy transition support offers, and serving as the Energy Sherpa to the UN Crisis Response Group.

Joyce Lee, President - IndigoJLD Green Health

Joyce Lee, FAIA, LEED Fellow, is President of IndigoJLD providing green health, design, benchmarking and ESG planning services for exemplary projects and communities. She became one of 300 LEED Fellows worldwide while being on the board of trustees of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the first LEED NC certified museum in the world. Joyce has also been on adjunct faculty at the University of Pennsylvania focusing on building healthy places and was board director of the French American Chamber of Commerce PHL. Since 2021, she has chaired the American Alliance of Museums Environment and Climate Network and serves as a Senior Advisor to Econsult Solutions. In 2022, she was appointed by Mayor Kenney in Philadelphia to serve as an inaugural commissioner for environmental justice. Joyce is the recipient of numerous awards including the Health and Human Services Good Neighbour Award, Platinum Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies, the President's Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York State, and the Aga Khan Award from Harvard/MIT.

Beyond 100%

Pierre Tardieu, Chief Policy Officer - WindEurope

Pierre Tardieu is Chief Policy Officer at WindEurope. He leads WindEurope’s Policy Department covering advocacy, innovation, market intelligence and stakeholder engagement. Pierre joined WindEurope in 2011 and has a decade and a half of experience in European Climate and Energy policy. He holds degrees from College of Europe, Paris Catholic Institute and Strasbourg Institute of Political Science.

Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, National Solar Energy Federation of India

Subrahmanyam leads the National Solar Energy Federation of India, an umbrella organisation representing solar energy companies in India. He is the recipient of BRICS Energy for Thought - Young Scientist award – 2018 and BITSAA 30Under30 award. With more than 15 scientific publications to his name, he has been involved in active research on the reliability of solar photovoltaic modules. Subrahmanyam has also been involved in solar skill development and policy deliberation activities and addressed various intergovernmental sessions. He is an alumnus of BITS Pilani and is also the founding chairman of India Africa Youth Energy Forum

Doug Miller, Market & Policy Innovation - Clean Energy Buyers Institute

Doug Miller is a systems entrepreneur with over a decade of clean energy industry experience. Currently, Doug leads CEBI’s Next Generation Carbon-Free Electricity Initiative to advance systemic electric grid decarbonization through an evolution across global voluntary markets and the procurement solutions available to energy customers. Previously, Doug oversaw novel open-source clean energy technology development, business models, and deployment models in his roles at nonprofits Energy Web and RMI. He also co-founded Zero Labs, a web3 clean energy tech startup. Doug holds a MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London and BA in Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE) and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania with top academic honors and awards for his research applying behavioral economics to climate action.