Pepukaye Bardouille

Senior Energy Specialist, Energy & Efficiency Advisory, International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group

Pepukaye – Pep – Bardouille is a Senior Energy Specialist with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, where she currently leads much of the institution’s thinking and advisory work on Energy Access, focusing on developing and helping to scale-up innovative, commercially-viable business models to extend electricity and clean fuels to the base of the pyramid. Pep has led projects in South Africa (supporting the country’s Department of Energy on defining a new National Roadmap for Universal Household Electrification), Ethiopia (grid-connected geothermal sector strategy) and Tanzania (mini-grids), and supported projects in a number of other countries, including India. She has also penned a number of thought-pieces on the topic, including From Gap to Opportunity: Business Models for Scaling Up Energy Access (IFC, 2012) and “How a New Breed of Distributed Energy Services Companies can reach 500mm Energy-poor Customers within a Decade” (with Dirk Muench, 2014).

Prior to joining IFC, Pep was a Young Professional with the World Bank, and before that spent 7 years in management consulting with McKinsey & Company based in Copenhagen and London, where she served top teams from leading companies as well as public sector clients in the power, oil, gas and mining sectors, and on socio-economic development issues. She began her career with the United Nations’ Development Programme in New York, where her interest in the energy-sustainable development nexus emerged.

Pep holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering and Biology (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA), MSc. in Environmental Management (l’INSA de Lyon, France), MSc. in Environmental Management and Policy/Cleaner Production (Lund University, Sweden), and PhD in Environmental and Energy Systems (Lund Institute of Technology, Sweden).