ACEF Speaker

Winston Chow

Chief of Party, USAID and Australia Mekong Safeguards Program,
The Asia Foundation

For over fifteen years, Winston has led the international adoption of sustainable energy and infrastructure, enabling financing and materialization of over 2 billion dollars in projects. His work has spanned the U.S. and China, East and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North Africa. He has worked with governments and corporations of over 30 nations, helped build the world's largest solar power plant, and access clean energy for more than 37 million people. The U.S. Department of Energy has bestowed two meritorious service awards for his work with China, Japan, and Korea. Winston serves as Chief of Party and has served as Deputy COP on U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) projects totaling over $26 million. He has co-led the U.S. Government's flagship renewable energy development project in Southeast Asia. His work has catalyzed a joint partnership between the United States and Australia, which he now leads, to drive sustainable infrastructure transition through Thailand, China, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. As Senior Advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy on East Asia, he's implemented two US-China Agreements on clean energy between Presidents Barack Obama and Hu Jintao. He's also led projects across Asia and Africa as China Director for United Nations observer organization, GGGI, leading project decarbonizing China's global Belt and Road Initiative.