ACEF Speaker

Lois Varrick

CORE International

Ms. Varrick is CEO of CORE International, Inc. and Officer-in-Charge of the Enhancing Equality in Energy for Southeast Asia (E4SEA) Activity. Ms. Varrick provides change management and capacity building services to clients worldwide. Her special expertise is in the energy sector where her work has included projects and programs in energy efficiency, clean energy production and use, renewable energy systems, and rural energy services. She has worked in over 60 countries and has been responsible for multi-year energy projects in India, the Republic of Georgia, the Turkish Cypriot Community, Thailand, and throughout Southern Africa for clients such as USAID, DFID, SIDA, and GIZ. Prior to joining CORE International, she was the Senior Country Manager for Central and Eastern Europe and the Country Manager for Africa Middle East for the US Trade and Development Agency. She holds an MA in International Economics from the University of Leuven, Belgium and a BA in Political Science and Communications from Central Connecticut State University, USA. She is certified in Human Performance Improvement from the Association for Talent Development and in Professional Leadership from the Creative Leadership Institute.


  • Session 1.3: Financing Inclusive Energy Transition