Ole Christian Sand

Managing Partner, Africa, Middle East, Central Europe at Global Environment Fund

Ole Christian Sand

Ole Christian Sand

Managing Partner, Africa, Middle East, Central Europe at Global Environment Fund

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International Finance Corp.
Global Environment Fund

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Co-Founder at Global Environment Fund

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Senior Investment Partner at Global Environment Fund

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Managing Director, North America at Global Environment Fund

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Managing Partner at Global Environment Fund

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Managing Director, Latin America at Global Environment Fund

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Chief Executive Officer & Founding Partner at Global Environment Fund

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Managing Director, Africa, Middle East, Central Europe at Global Environment Fund

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Managing Director, Africa, Middle East, Central Europe-GEF Advisors Africa at Global Environment Fund

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Managing Partner at Global Environment Fund

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Chief Compliance Officer at Global Environment Fund

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Managing Partner, Africa, Middle East, Central Europe at Global Environment Fund
Education
Graduate

The University of Oslo was founded in 1811 as the first in Norway. Located mainly on Blindern Campus in the northern part of Oslo, UiO has eight faculties: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Theology, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Education Sciences. The capital university is also home to the Viking Ship Museum, the Historical Museum and the Natural History Museum, a Main Library with 3.6 million holdings and a wide range of associated units and centres. The University of Oslo has an operating annual budget of NOK 6.6 billion, and most of its funding comes from the Norwegian Government. UiO is the highest ranked institution of education and research in Norway - and one of the World's Top 100 universities, according to the Shanghai World Ranking. With five Nobel Prize winners, UiO has a strong track record of pioneering research and scientific discovery. As a classical university with a broad range of academic disciplines, UiO has top research communities in most areas. Moreover, UiO currently has 8 National Centres of Excellence and a strategic focus on interdisciplinary research in the field of energy and life sciences in particular. As a broadly based, non-profit research university, UiO has access to good public funding schemes. Lab and office facilities, libraries and technical support are at the high end. UiO offers more than 800 courses in English at all levels, around 40 Master’s degree programmes taught entirely in English and several PhD programmes. UiO focuses on research-based education and attracts highly qualified students from all over the country. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world. As of 2015, 15 percent of the student population is from foreign countries. 22 percent of the academic staff and 31 percent of the PhD candidates are from abroad.

Bachelor of Science

Lund University is one of northern Europe's oldest and most prestigious universities.

Ph.D in International Business

UCLA School of Law is the youngest top law school in the nation. After more than 60 years, our school has never felt bound by outmoded ideas of how law should be taught or studied. Instead, beginning in the 1950s, UCLA created its own tradition - a tradition of innovation.

MBA in Finance

The Walter A. Haas School of Business, also known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. The school runs a range of programs and is consistently ranked among the best in the country. Known for its small class size, academic rigor, and application selectivity, Haas is one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. It is the second oldest business school in the United States.

Graduate

UCLA's primary purpose as a public research university is the creation, dissemination, preservation and application of knowledge for the betterment of our global society. To fulfill this mission, UCLA is committed to academic freedom in its fullest terms: We value open access to information, free and lively debate conducted with mutual respect for individuals, and freedom from intolerance. In all of our pursuits, we strive at once for excellence and diversity, recognizing that openness and inclusion produce true quality. These values underlie our three institutional responsibilities. Learning and teaching at UCLA are guided by the belief that undergraduate, graduate and professional school students and their teachers belong to a community of scholars. This community is dedicated to providing students with a foundational understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen discipline. All members of the community are engaged together in discovering and advancing knowledge and practice. Learning occurs not only in the classroom but also through engagement in campus life and in communities and organizations beyond the university.

Career History
Professional
2013 - Current
Managing Partner, Africa, Middle East, Central Europe
2008 - Current

GEF invests in companies serving the global demand for clean energy, resource efficiency, environmental services and sustainable resource management. GEF’s investment programs span three asset classes: Private Equity (growth capital), Real Assets (sustainable timberlands) and Infrastructure (energy generation, environmental control, urban environment and transportation). GEF integrates a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon.

Chief Investment Officer
1989 - Prior

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector in developing countries. We utilize and leverage our products and services—as well as products and services of other institutions in the World Bank Group—to provide development solutions customized to meet clients’ needs. We apply our financial resources, technical expertise, global experience, and innovative thinking to help our partners overcome financial, operational, and political challenges. Clients view IFC as a provider and mobilizer of scarce capital, knowledge, and long-term partnerships that can help address critical constraints in areas such as finance, infrastructure, employee skills, and the regulatory environment. IFC is also a leading mobilizer of third-party resources for its projects. Our willingness to engage in difficult environments and our leadership in crowding-in private finance enable us to extend our footprint and have a development impact well beyond our direct resources.

Boards & Committees
Member, Investment Committee-Forestry
2008 - Current

GEF invests in companies serving the global demand for clean energy, resource efficiency, environmental services and sustainable resource management. GEF's investment programs span three asset classes: Private Equity (growth capital), Real Assets (sustainable timberlands) and Infrastructure (energy generation, environmental control, urban environment and transportation). GEF integrates a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon.