Ada Marmion has over 12 years’ experience in renewable energy, energy access, climate and inclusive finance in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe in both for-profit and the development sector. She is now at AECF, the largest pan-African catalytic investor in early stage and growing businesses.
Prior to joining AECF, Ada worked with EIT Climate-KIC, the largest European public private partnership investing in climate innovation, where she lead the circular economy portfolio. Before that she supported project developers and SMEs in the energy access sector in East and West Africa raising capital and growing their operations with Energy 4 Impact.
Before joining the Ministry of Environment, she worked at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture as the administrative coordinator for academic affairs, extension and applied research. Prior to that, she served as an environmental audit and monitoring officer at Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) for more than seven years and also as the alternate focal point for the Montreal protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, and the Nagoya Protocol focal point, where she managed different projects aiming at regulating access to the genetic resources. In her capacity as an environmental audit and monitoring officer, she conducted environmental audit activities for different projects under operation and monitored their compliance with environmental regulations.
She is a member of the African Women in science and Engineering. A Rwandan national, Beatrice holds a Master’s in biodiversity conservation from the University of Rwanda.-->