Darius Nassiry

Darius Nassiry

Senior Research Associate

Darius Nassiry contributes to ODI's thought-leadership in climate finance focusing on implementation of commitments resulting from the recent Paris Agreement on climate change, multilateral climate finance, and leveraging private capital for climate investments.

Darius has spent nearly 10 years as an investment banker working with energy and utilities clients in New York, London and Tokyo. He previously designed a public-private renewable energy fund as an investment manager with the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries (Norfund), and conducted research on leveraging finance for clean technology as a visiting fellow with the Center for Global Development.

Most recently, he served as advisor to the Director-General and head of international cooperation at the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI).  Earlier he led country teams at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) responsible for investment programs in Asia and launched the agency's climate change initiative. Darius began his career as a U.S. diplomat in Mexico and Kenya.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Carleton College and a Master’s degree in Public and International Affairs in economics from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

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