The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) today announced that it has appointed Eva Oberender as its new Director of Programmes.
In this function, Ms. Oberender takes on the oversight of the 43 ongoing REEEP-funded projects and a further three running under the OFID-REEEP banner, as well as for the 9th REEEP project funding cycle to be formally announced this August. She will also lead the development of several new sector-specific interventions aimed at up-scaling successful clean energy business models.
A native of the Czech Republic, Oberender has spent much of her career working internationally, most recently as Regional Director of REEEP’s Southeast Asia and Pacific Secretariat based in Melbourne. There she was a strong champion for renewable energy and energy efficiency policy in Pacific Island Countries.
Oberender studied Economics in Prague, Czech Republic, and later gained her Master’s degree in Environmental Policy in London. Before joining REEEP in Australia, Oberender worked for the former Business Council for Sustainable Energy and for Australia’s Federal Department of Environment.
“I’m absolutely delighted to accept this exciting role,” said Oberender, “and I’m looking forward to working with the Programme team in getting off the starting block very quickly with a 9th funding call and with putting together new types of REEEP interventions.”
“We couldn’t have found a better candidate, because Eva already has such a strong track record as the head of REEEP’s Southeast Asia and Pacific operations,” said Martin Hiller, REEEP’s Director General. “She has a deep understanding of the real issues on the ground, and combines this with a natural enthusiasm and drive to get things done. She’s the right person to take REEEP’s project programme to a new level.”