ACEF Speaker

Martin Sommerseth Jaer

Energy Specialist,
Asian Development Bank

Martin Sommerseth Jaer is a finance and economics professional with over 15 years of experience in energy and finance. Based in Manila, he leads energy project transactions in Central and West Asia for the Asian Development Bank (ADB), working on the Sovereign side. In addition to his project-focused role, he serves as the head of the CAREC Energy program, where he advocates for energy sector reform and energy collaboration across CAREC’s 11 countries. Martin holds a Master’s degree in economics from the University of Oslo and Fudan University in Shanghai.


  • Spotlight Session: Clean Energy Integration: Advancing Regional Power Trade in Asia-Pacific