Global Product Specialist, Sustainable Business Advisory Department, International Finance Corporation
Pepukaye – Pep – Bardouille is passionate about environmentally-sustainable economic development, social justice, and access to basic services, particularly water and energy.
A Senior Energy Specialist with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, she currently leads much of the institution’s work on Energy Access, focusing on developing and helping to scale-up innovative, commercially-viable business models to extend electricity and clean fuels to the base of the pyramid. Most recently, Pep has spearheaded projects in South Africa (supporting the country’s Department of Energy on defining a new National Roadmap for Universal Household Electrification), Ethiopia (grid-connected geothermal sector strategy) and Tanzania (mini-grids), and is supporting projects in India and Bangladesh as part of IFC’s Lighting Asia off-grid programme.
Prior to joining IFC, Pep was a Young Professional with the World Bank, and before that spent 6 years in management consulting with McKinsey & Company based in Copenhagen and London, where she served top teams from leading companies as well as public sector clients in the power, oil, gas and mining sectors, and on socio-economic development issues. She began her career with the United Nations’ Development Programme in New York, where her interest in the energy-sustainable development nexus emerged.
Pep holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA), MSc. in Environmental Management (l’INSA de Lyon, France), and PhD in Environmental and Energy Systems (Lund University, Sweden). Born in Dominica, she grew up in Zambia and England and, having travelled extensively, is a bit of a global soul. When not taking photographs of random adventures big and small, Pep spends her time writing, drawing and trying (thusfar albeit with limited success) to master the sweet science of boxing.