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Richenda Van Leeuwen

​Executive Director, Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, The Aspen Institute​

​Richenda Van Leeuwen is executive director of the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs at the Aspen Institute. An international renewable energy expert, she also advises clean energy nonprofits. Previously, Van Leeuwen was managing director for empowering clean economies at the Rocky Mountain Institute. From 2016 to 2019, she was a member of the World Bank Energy Program’s three-person technical advisory group. Her prior experience also includes executive director of energy access at the United Nations Foundation and CEO of Trickle Up, a global microenterprise development organization. Van Leeuwen was a board director of solar company SELCO India, is an emeritus founding ambassador of the US Energy Department’s Clean Energy, Education and Empowerment initiative, and was a Selection Committee member for the Zayed Future Energy Prize.​

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