ACEF Speaker

Alex Perera

Deputy Director,
World Resource Institute

Alex Perera is Deputy Director of WRI's Energy Program and the Corporate Partnership Lead for Energy. Alex has over 20 years of experience in energy policy, finance, and corporate energy strategy. He has built partnerships with the private sector to innovate and scale renewable energy procurement models in the United States, Asia, and Latin America. Prior to joining WRI, he helped found a company called Bigbelly Solar, a renewable energy company that developed solar powered trash compactors that helped cities reduce diesel fuel consumption from trash collection trucks. Alex was a Financial Analyst at the investment bank Bear, Stearns and Co. Inc. where he helped to structure over $1 billion in municipal financing in the utility sector. Alex has an MBA from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College, and a BA from Boston University. He has written numerous publications on corporate strategy and renewable energy.


  • Spotlight Session: Regional Power Trading: Current Status and Future Opportunities for South and Southeast Asia