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Agata De Ru

Head of European Union and Member States
Agata leads strategy and programme development for the EU Portfolio (Poland, Bulgaria and EU).

Agata has over 15 years’ experience of working on climate, energy and air pollution issues across Europe, the United States and Africa. At demosEUROPA think tank, she was specializing in energy and climate policy as well as innovative technology solutions and helping drive the European Union sustainability agenda. Later, she joined Shell – an international energy company – to support new energy initiatives in Eastern Europe.

After her departure from Poland, she has stayed on the trajectory to leverage sustainable ecosystems and enable societal change. This led her to the United States, where she commercialized Skyven’s clean energy business, with first projects in California and the US Northeast. Over the last 5 years, she has been involved in sustainable energy, sustainable food and sustainable finance projects in Africa. She is also proud to be a mentor at MIT Enterprise Forum CEE, VC4Africa and Co-Creation Hub Nigeria.

Why Agata works for Clean Air Fund:

“I’m passionate about achieving equity through access to resources. At CAF we work with ambitious partners and provide strategic funding to provide clean air for all.”