Sofia Martinez is a senior energy and climate expert with 20 years of experience in policy, planning, climate finance, carbon markets, and project management. She leads and manages teams in development and international cooperation both in the private and public sectors. She possesses a holistic view of global business chains and nexuses, including development finance and its links to climate action and the private sector. She has a deep working knowledge of EU policies and funded programs, the United Nations system, international organizations such as the International Energy Agency and International Renewable Energy Agency, and the main multilateral development banks and development finance institutions.

As a public official, and prior to joining DAI, she was a Seconded National Expert for over five years in the EU Commission in the Directorate General for International Partnerships. She worked in the Spanish Energy Agency, and the Spanish Office for Climate Change. She has worked in consulting and research. She has managed and led international teams and initiatives, prepared technical proposals and business strategies, and also worked in consulting and research. She has participated in conferences, training, and capacity-building activities throughout her career. Between 2009 and 2015, Sofia was a teacher for the master’s course in renewable energy and energy market at the Escuela de Organización Industrial, and has participated in conferences, training, and capacity-building activities throughout her career.

At DAI, she is a member of the Global Climate Team, where she focuses on strengthening DAI’s corporate responses and leadership, supporting new and existing projects and pipelines, and identifying future areas and opportunities to deliver exceptional and impactful climate action in sectors like energy, circular economy, urban, climate finance or carbon markets

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