Director, Bridgetown Initiative, Government of Barbados
Dr. Pepukaye Bardouille has worked for over two decades at the intersection of climate change and sustainable development globally. As founding Chief Executive Officer of the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD) from 2018-2020, she was tasked with leading the transformation of Dominica into a climate resilient nation following the passage of Hurricane Maria. With the International Finance Corporation (IFC) from 2020-2023, she was Lead on Resilience in the Global Infrastructure Department, driving new approaches to renewable energy, water sector and urban resilience project development primarily in Small Island Developing States. From 2010-2018, she also championed IFC's work to scale-up commercially viable business models for off-grid and mini-grid based electrification. Prior to that, with McKinsey & Company, she served national and international oil, gas and mining company CEOs in Africa, Europe and the Middle East on key challenges related to natural resource access and performance enhancement.