GREEN CLIMATE FUND
Ms. Héla Cheikhrouhou is the Green Climate Fund’s first Executive Director. In her initial six months, the Fund has opened its Headquarters in South Korea and is making steady progress towards becoming operational, through Board decisions about the primary policies of the Fund. The Fund is envisaged to grow over time into the leading funding facility for climate change actions in developing countries.
Ms. Cheikhrouhou, a Tunisian national, was previously Director of the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department at the African Development Bank, where she took a lead role in scaling up green growth and climate resilient investments, with innovative blending of public, private, and climate finance.
Educated in Tunisia and Canada, she started her career in the private sector as an investment banker with Citibank for seven years, lastly responsible for market risk management in North Africa. She has further spent ten years working in multilateral development banks, first in the Latin America and Caribbean region of the World Bank, and then for the African Development Bank, initially with the responsibility for growing the Bank’s infrastructure project finance activities across Africa.