Director, Energy Team Georgia Iordanescu
Ms. Georgia Iordanescu is a leading expert in the energy sector in emerging and developed markets with extensive in-country experience advising governments, multilateral organizations, developers, and investors in Europe, Asia, West, East and Southern Africa region. Ms. Iordanescu worked at the forefront of implementing two of the largest USAID initiatives for the energy sector in Sub-Saharan Africa: Africa Infrastructure Program and Power Africa Transactions and Reforms Program. As transaction advisor in Nigeria, she led the implementation of Power Africa’s goal to lower the cost of electricity and was a key advisor in structuring, negotiating, and achieving financial close on Azura-Edo, the first greenfield gas independent power project in the country. She also developed the first standardized private sector investment framework for solar energy independent power projects in the country. As Hitachi Research Institute Fellow in Japan, she advised on environmental sustainability policies and market entry strategies for renewable energy technologies. She holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, a Master of Laws in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University School of Law, and an Executive M.A. in NATO Studies from the National School of Political Studies and Public Administration in Romania.