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Philippe Benoit

Global Infrastructure Advisory Services 2050

Philippe Benoit

Philippe Benoit is Managing Director at Global Infrastructure Advisory Services 2050 specializing in international energy, finance, development and sustainability issues; he also serves as a Senior Associate in the Energy & National Security Program of the Center for Strategic & International Studies. He has held various strategic and management positions in the private and public sectors, including most recently as Head of the Energy Environment and Energy Efficiency Divisions at the International Energy Agency. He previously worked at the World Bank, as Energy Sector Manager for Latin America. He also worked at Société Générale Investment Bank as a Director in the energy project finance department.


Mr. Benoit’s experience spans a wide spectrum of regions, including the US/North America, OECD Asia and Europe, emerging economies in Asia and Latin America, and developing countries in Africa. He managed over 60 publications in the areas of clean energy, climate change and development while at the IEA and the World Bank. He has been responsible for structuring and financing energy and other infrastructure projects totaling over $15 billion.  He is a recognized expert on the policy, financing and implementation challenges of the transition to a low carbon future and is frequently called upon to speak on these issues to governments, businesses, academic institutions and energy think-tanks, and at the COP climate conferences.


He holds a JD from Harvard Law School, and a BA in economics and political science from Yale University. 

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