Pepukaye Bardouille

Pepukaye Bardouille is a senior operations officer with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. As part of the Energy & Water Advisory group, her work focuses on developing markets for modern energy access solutions, helping to scale-up commercially viable business models to extend electricity and clean fuels to the base of the pyramid. She joined IFC from McKinsey & Company, where she was a senior engagement manager advising clients in the power, oil and gas, mining, and public sectors across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East on strategy, organizational design, and operational transformation. Prior to this, Pepukaye was a World Bank Young Professional. She holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, an MSc. in Environmental Management from INSA de Lyon in France, and a PhD in Energy and Environmental Systems Studies from Lund Institute of Technology in Sweden. Born in the Commonwealth of Dominica, she spent her formative years in Zambia.

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