Marcene Mitchell

Marcene D. Mitchell has over 25 years of international finance experience with leadership positions in Project and Corporate Finance, Business Development, Strategic Planning and Client and Government Relations. She is currently Global Head of Strategy and Business Development in Climate Business Department of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank.

In this capacity, she is responsible for growing IFC’s investments in sustainable business with an emphasis on renewable power, industrial energy efficiency, green buildings, electric vehicles, climate-smart agriculture and bio-energy. She is also the co-host of ClimateBiz, a podcast that explores the challenges and opportunities facing the private sector from climate change.

In addition to her work in climate business and sustainability, Ms. Mitchell has substantial international investment experience in project and corporate finance. Prior to her current position, Ms. Mitchell held various positions at IFC including as Manager of the Corporation’s Chemicals business, Country Manager for the Andean Region, Corporate Strategy Officer, and Principal Investment Officer.

Before joining IFC, Ms. Mitchell was a Finance Manager with BP and was responsible for structured financial transactions for BP’s Power and Petrochemical divisions.

Ms. Mitchell sits on the Boards of the Green Bank of Montgomery County, and the Center for Resource Solutions as well as the Steering Committee for the UN Sustainable Energy for All Building Efficiency Accelerator and the Renewable Energy Committee of the World Business Council on Sustainable Development.
She is also an active member of the Global Alliance for Building and Construction.

Ms. Mitchell holds a Masters in Business Administration from Stanford University Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from Brown University.