Mr Koen Peters is Executive Director of the GOGLA Secretariat since August 2014. He has over 20 years of international work experience, in both public and private sector roles. Prior to joining GOGLA, Koen worked as renewable energy expert within the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Earlier, he worked for ten years as consultant supporting international business initiatives in developing countries. During this period he co-founded and co-managed a solar PV company in Tanzania and was project manager of one of the first projects aimed at solar mobile phone charging solutions, in Uganda. Earlier he worked for the Dutch government on international cooperation; for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on international climate investments; and for the British Department for International Development. Koen has a Master degree in Environmental Engineering from Wageningen University and a Master in Business Administration jointly from Nyenrode University and Kellogg School of Management.