Finance & Implementation Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, USTDA
As the Financing & Implementation Manager for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency’s sub-Saharan Africa team, David Riposo manages a portfolio of more than 70 clean energy projects in African markets. Mr. Riposo’s portfolio includes mini-grid and rural electrification ventures in Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Kenya, and Zambia. Before joining USTDA, Mr. Riposo led donor-funded energy access programs in Africa and South Asia for five years, including a USAID-funded cookstove market development program that led to the deployment of 40,000 fuel-efficient stoves in Bangladesh. Previously, he was a strategy consultant advising companies and governments on clean energy markets and technologies. His professional experience also includes establishing a renewable energy consulting business in India and helping hundreds of wind and solar project developers define the pre-construction energy generation potential of their projects. Mr. Riposo earned an M.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park.