Jacquelin Ligot is an expert in policy frameworks and financing issues related to infrastructure, sustainable energy and climate change.
Jacquelin has spent the most of his twenty-two year career in finance and project financing. Between 1994 and 2008, he worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, an international financial institution which helps build market economies in 29 central and eastern European and Former Soviet Union and Turkey (www.ebrd.com). From 2000 to 2008 he was head of EBRD's Energy Efficiency and Climate Change Team, with responsibility for all sustainable energy activities and investments of EBRD, including carbon finance. During that period EBRD significantly expanded the range of its products and volume of financing for climate change mitigation, and launched two funds purchasing carbon credits. Prior to EBRD he was a senior official in the finance department of the City of Paris, where he managed the first euro-bond issue in a foreign currency and credit rating of the City of Paris.
As consultant he has worked for UN agencies such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the European Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), CDC Climat, Agence française de développement (AFD), Fonds français pour l’environnement mondial (FFEM, “French GEF”), and Energy Pool (part of Schneider Electric).
Jacquelin is a graduate of Paris-based Institut d'études politiques (‘Sciences-Po’), and Ecole nationale d'administration (ENA), and holds an MBA from London Business School. He speaks fluent French, English, and Italian, and has notions in Russian and German.