Mr. Kevin Braithwaite

Vice President

Network for Global Innovation

Kevin is the Vice President of Global Programs for the Cleantech Open, where he is responsible for international expansion and for all operations outside the United States. He works closely with international agencies, governments, investors, corporations and universities to support emerging cleantech ventures around the world. Kevin leads the Cleantech Open’s partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) to launch cleantech accelerators through the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme (GCIP). Since the initiative began in 2011 at COP17 in Durban, GCIP has grown to support over 800 cleantech startups with Kevin and his team providing support and training for entrepreneurs in Armenia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, South Africa, Turkey, Thailand and Morocco.

As Chair of Cleantech Open Global Ideas, he is focused on finding the most innovative early stage cleantech ventures on the planet in collaboration with partners in a growing network of countries, including France, Germany and Israel. Kevin has founded and built a number of companies, encompassing both service and product based ventures in multiple technology sectors. Kevin holds an Executive MBA from London Business School and is a resident of Washington DC.