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 info@leadersinenergy.org with the subject header of “Ambassador Program.”

Directory of LE Ambassadors

 Jakkie Greer

Jakkie Greer

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!

 Dina Mansour

Dina Mansour

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.

 Dr. Amel Barich

Dr. Amel Barich

Location: Reykjavik, Iceland

Dr. Amel Barich is an Iceland-based geologist currently working as project manager for the Geothermal Research Cluster (GEORG) in Reykjavik. Her career path encompasses experience in academia, NGOs and industry sectors. Amel completed a PhD in metamorphic petrology in 2015 at the University of Granada, Spain. This was followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in 2016 at the University of Potsdam, Germany. After her journey as a scientist within the Surtsey ICDP drilling project (2017), Amel joined the Geothermal Research Cluster in Reykjavik, Iceland in 2018. In her current position, Amel works at a cutting edge between science and industry, using her set of skills in project management, marketing, and communication. In September 2020, Amel was elected as board member of the Icelandic Association of Women in Energy. In the past years, she served as executive board member in several international geoscience organizations such as the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) and the International Association of Geoethics (IAGETH). Continuing to shape her business skills and knowledge, Amel completed a course in Sustainable Business Strategy from Harvard Business School online in 2020 and is pursuing an Emotional Intelligence training at Goleman EI. Amel is a deep believer in multidisciplinarity for complex problem-solving. Creative thinker, she is developing her thought leadership to bridge effectively between her fields of expertise, including arts, to offer comprehensive input and help create new opportunities at the cross-cutting of those sectors and fields.

 Nnamdi Francis Chude

Nnamdi Francis Chude

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.