Become an Ambassador
Global Action Network – Ambassador Program
A. Background: Leaders in Energy (LE) is rapidly growing its footprint on a global scale. Its member base consists of individuals that are passionate about contributing to the development of sustainable and environmentally responsible communities around the world. However, we recognize that each individual community is unique in terms of its local infrastructure, natural resources, labor force, industrial activity, regulatory policies and incentives, pace of economic development, and future energy and resource needs.
B. Mission: The LE Ambassador Program is focused on building an effective global action network that aligns and connects at distinct local and regional levels a diverse set of participants that have a shared but direct stake in the sustainable development of their community. It will achieve the following:
–Provide structure, framework, and resources to help develop action networks both within the US and internationally led by regional Chapter Ambassadors
–Collaboratively ensure integration and communication of lessons learned and best practices for sustainable development of communities across regions
LE Chapters provide opportunities for members to collaborate on activities to advance sustainable development practices. Our Chapter Ambassadors are individuals that are passionate about promoting a cleaner and greener planet and take a keen interest in staying abreast of the sustainability landscape and initiatives within their local ecosystem.
Outreach and coordination activities carried out by our Chapter Ambassadors include:
–Identifying and sharing information related to recent successes and best practices, upcoming LE events, and volunteer opportunities
–Content generation and blogging on topics of interest and relevance to the community
–Interfacing with other Chapter Ambassadors to exchange lessons learned and best practices
–Communicating and gaining regional support for LE’s mission
–Engaging with potential members and onboarding new members into LE
–Identifying and creating opportunities for forums and events for member interactions
–Creating strategic partnerships at the local level
If you are interested in becoming a Leaders in Energy Ambassador, please send an email to email@example.com with the subject header of “Ambassador Program.”
Directory of LE Ambassadors
Location: Denver, Colorado
Jakkie Greer is a Biology and Chemistry graduate from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. She currently works in the Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at Children’s Hospital and is collaborating with Leaders in Energy to create a community of leaders to help create sustainable solutions to tackle the climate crisis head-on, which is her passion. Her goal as an ambassador is to create a solid foundation in the Denver region, by integrating individuals from various communities. She believes her local success will be dependent on the involvement of the youth, as well as, the black and indigenous population. She is looking forward to being a catalyst to accelerate social and environmental justice!
Location: Montreal, Canada
Dina Mansour is International Market Development Advisor at the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal, where she is helping companies to obtain the necessary tools for expansion abroad through events and training that she organizes. Before joining the Chamber, she was North America Market Development Manager for Solucycle, a cleantech company developing systems to manage food waste and repurpose it into renewable energy. In that role, she helped the company prepare for expansion in the United States and the rest of Canada. She also worked previously in the financial services industry at Desjardins Credit Union, and collaborated with the Quebec Government Office in Washington DC helping companies from the province find success in the U.S. market during her Master’s degree project. Dina graduated from HEC Montreal, with a Master of Science degree in International Business, as well as a trilingual Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Montreal, with cumulative certificate degrees in Law, Italian Studies, and Arts and Sciences. She speaks fluent French, English, Spanish, Arabic, and intermediate Italian.
Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Nnamdi Francis Chude is a Chemical Engineering graduate from the University of Nottingham with an integrated Masters degree (MEng). In addition to learning the fundamental skills of a process engineer, he also studied a range of sustainability solutions regarding Renewables, Carbon Capture and CCGT Efficiency. After a variety of part-time roles in the retail and service industries, he is currently studying The University of Queensland’s online course ‘Energy Principles and Renewable Energy’ and is looking to launch his career in sustainability or clean energy.
Location: Boston, MA
Shruti Kulkarni is a software engineer currently working for Edison Energy, where she is developing a data analytics website for energy consulting. Edison Energy helps corporate clients resolve the key challenges of cost, carbon, and increasingly complex choices in energy today. Before joining Edison Energy, she worked as a software engineer for PwC and LumaSense Technologies. Shruti graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Master of Science degree in Physics. She also holds a Master of Science degree in Physics, specializing in Electronics and a bachelor’s degree in Physics from University of Mumbai. She speaks fluent English, Hindi, Marathi, and elementary German.
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Charlotte Nolan-Browne is a first class graduate of MSc Management degree from Queen’s University Belfast, whilst also holding a BA (Hons) Degree from Queen’s University Belfast. Since September 2020, Charlotte has been working as a Finance Graduate at EirGrid in Group Financial Control, gaining exposure in a myriad of different areas including Reporting, Treasury, Compliance and Corporate Finance. In this role, Charlotte is excited to make positive contributions to her goal of helping transform the power system for future generations. She is currently also a business advisor with Enactus Ireland, working specifically with the team at Munster Technological University, supporting and facilitating the growth and development of sustainable entrepreneurial solutions to different social issues across Ireland. As an active participant in various different environmental networks and community groups, she is excited to work with Leaders in Energy to promote, advocate and facilitate increasingly sustainable, environmentally conscious societies across her region.
Location: Cairo, Egypt and Doha, Qatar
Mustafa Adel Amer is Professional Petroleum Engineer with 6 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas business. He is currently working on energy and natural gas demand forecasting and the impact of carbon capture technologies during the energy transition. Mustafa holds two master’s degrees – one in petroleum engineering from the University of Aberdeen in the UK and another in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management through a joint program between Cairo University and the University of Cambridge. As a Leaders in Energy Ambassador, Mustafa seeks to foster collective efforts from all industries and collaboration between people within and at the boundaries between sectors to achieve global energy sustainability.
Location: Hidalgo, México
Marlene Leon has a degree in International Business and a Master’s degree in Energy Management, with strong interest in the renewable energy sector. In her master’s degree project she presented one of the main problems that exists in the Valley of Mexico related to the Tula’s Hidalgo Thermoelectric Plant and in which she proposed certain solutions to counteract the environmental impact. She is passionate about caring for the environment and believes that this along with her skills and knowledge can contribute to the spread of Leaders in Energy, as well as support the sustainable development of her region and her country as a whole.
Wireko Andrew Awuah is a Ghanaian who lives and schools in Ukraine. He holds a diploma in International Law and Global Governance with the International Business Management Institute, Berlin, Germany. He is a Diplomat who holds several international positions on various United Nations platforms. He is currently serving as an Editorial Board Member of the Harvard Public Health Review, and 4 other reputable journals in the UK, Canada and India. He serves as an ambassador for over 20 European and UK scientific conferences and over 10 other reputable social networks. His huge involvements into scientific research works and sustainable development has earned him numerous publications and reputable awards like the best medical student award of Sumy State University, 2020.
Location: Germany, Netherlands, UK, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Burkina Faso
Prof. Sulaiman currently serves as the Director of SeaNexus, a company engaged in commercial research products on sustainable blue-green, circular and nature based technology. He is currently Guest Professor at RWTH Aachen University. He has served as visiting professor at University of Hawaii, USA, Cranfield University, UK, and as Senior Visiting Fellow at University of Wollongong, Australia. He is a chartered engineer registered under UK Engineering Council with diverse academic and professional background. His specialization is in Safety/Environmental Risk and Reliability for Maritime and Ocean Systems, Marine Energy and Environment, Sustainable Maritime Technology System Design, and Inland Water transportations System technology. He has conducted research on seafarming technology, nature based solution for climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, offshore and near-coastal aquaculture engineering system, marine hybrid alternative energy system, greenhouse gas emission inventory from marine system and climate change control technology, seaweed based marine biofuel, seaweed marine biotech application including material, food, health, animal feed, soil remediation, bioremediation, climate change and resilient technology systems. He started his career as an engineer officer on a ship. He has taught and mentored marine courses and research projects on contemporary issues in maritime and ocean engineering. He has also authored and co-authored a total of more than 180 publications and 12 books. He has filed patents on research work on seaweed aquaculture technology. Prof Sulaiman has collaborated with diverse international scholars and industries on key research topics and contemporary challenges. He has organized and participated in international conferences and has served on editorial board and scientific committees of several international journals as well as in several working group technical committees. He has participated as an observer to UN rule making for inland water transportation, sustainable energy, disaster risk reduction, and water convention.
Location: Bucharest, Romania
Iulia Dorobantu was born in Bucharest, Romania, and is a 27 year-old architect and a young entrepreneur. Iulia is co-founder of Charger.ro – the first one-stop-shop marketplace that brings together experts and curated solutions, equipment, and products powered by renewable energy. Charger.ro makes the adoption of alternative solutions more manageable, cheaper, and fun! She is also an architect at TRIPTIC Studio – Architecture & Interior Design, in Bucharest, Romania, developing great architectural and urban regeneration projects. With a past education primarily in architecture, her studies were divided between Bucharest (the University of Architecture and Urban Planning “Ion Mincu” ) and Paris (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris – Belleville). With a passion for sustainability, she focuses all her work on developing innovative solutions that will change our perspective upon a greener future. Iulia is also a 2022 Max Thabiso Edkins Climate Ambassador in the Global Youth Climate Network. You can also learn more about her in this interview by the Low Carbon Business Action Programme.
Location: California and India
Sushmita Senmajumdar is passionate about sustainability, and really excited to be one of the Global Ambassadors in the the Leaders in Energy community. She’s a software engineer, and works on software security with global teams in her day job. At work, she has successfully helped in company-wide global grassroots employee environmental programs for several years . She believes that collaboration, innovation, and equity are key to keeping Earth livable for future generations. She lives in California, has close ties with India, and has lived in the Middle East.
She has a Masters in Computer Applications from Birla Institute of Technology, and a certificate in Business Analysis from University of Berkeley. She was part of Acterra’s environmental leadership program titled ‘Be the Change’, which explored facets of environmental leadership.
Location: Accra, Ghana
Abena Ampontuah Karikari is a renewable energy engineer graduate from the University of Energy and Natural Resources in Ghana. She currently works with the Ministry of Energy as an engineer and is collaborating with Leaders in Energy to create opportunities for talented individuals in the West Africa, specifically Ghana, to help create and formulate sustainable solutions that best suits its economy and geography. She is currently pursuing two masters — one in Energy and Sustainable Management from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and another in Renewable Energy from The Renewable Energy Institute in the United Kingdom.
To pursue her passion of energy developments and technology advancement she is also pursuing an Msc in Computer Science from the Russel group University of York. She hopes to combine all this knowledge and skill into specializations energy modeling and energy informatics in the future. Her goal as an ambassador is to provide mentorship to up and coming west African talents in the renewable energy sector, to provide a gentle push to their full potential.
Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates