Mark Lambrides has more than 30 years of experience working to drive the transition to clean renewable energy solutions around the world. At The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Mark leads the organization’s efforts to build partnerships and influence change leading to climate mitigation through an accelerated renewable energy transition. He works closely with TNC’s international programs in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America to help develop and implement efforts to deploy renewables that bring climate, conservation and community benefits while avoiding significant biodiversity and social impacts. Mark has a long history of working with international finance and policy institutions, where he designed multi-stakeholder initiatives in the renewable energy and energy efficiency arena. Prior to joining TNC in 2018, he worked at the World Bank, where he managed the preparation and implementation of renewable energy, energy efficiency and grid rehabilitation project investments in Latin America and the Caribbean. Previously he developed and led the Sustainable Energy Division at the Organization of American States (OAS), where he coordinated energy policy and technical assistance initiatives for more than 15 years. He earned a master’s degree in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The Johns Hopkins University and has a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish from Kalamazoo College.