Clive Mason graduated in chemistry and is the former Head of the International Finance Corporation’s Sustainable Financial Markets Facility (SFMF) where he was based in Washington DC. Prior to joining IFC, Clive worked extensively in the Middle East, SE Asia and China where he ran a number of organizations in the environment industry, involving cleaner production, renewable energy and energy efficiency, and environmental technology transfer. Specializing in start-ups, he has set-up, developed and then run successful environment/business ventures, effectively blending his technical, managerial and financial skills.

His career record includes working in over sixty countries with long-term residency in five. He established, and then ran, the Environment Agency for the Dubai Govt. in the UAE, and has held directorships of Environmental Management Ltd and Halcrow Group (both UK), AEA Technology PLC Singapore and AEA Technology Thailand Ltd, where he was the CEO, and the Regional Institute of Environmental Technology in Singapore. In 1997, he co-authored the book “Environmental Management in Asia” and was a contributor/editor to the IFC banking publications; “Beyond Risk” (2003), “the Promise of Private Equity” (2006) and “Banking on Sustainability” (2007). Following his spell with SFMF, he was retained by IFC’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) to carry out detailed performance reviews of IFC’s real and financial sector investment projects and then worked on the IFC component of the WB Group’s, report; “Environmental Sustainability: An Evaluation of World Bank Group Support”, published in 2008. He was a contributor to the WB’s “Climate Evaluation Study” that was published in 2011. In 2008, for IFC’s Mekong Project Development Facility, he developed an energy efficiency and cleaner production/technology financing program for Vietnam. For the Swiss Investment Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM) he was engaged as a consultant to assess a proposed US$25m investment in an Asian private equity clean technology fund and undertook due diligence of two of its investee companies specialized in alternative energy technologies (hydrogen fuel cells and concentrated solar power (CSP)).

He continues to act as a consultant to IFC and is also a senior adviser to the World Bank’s sustainable energy programs in Asia, working principally in Thailand, Cambodia and the Pacific Islands, where he has advised on the establishment and operation of renewable energy financing programs and creation of new financing mechanisms for rural energy and electrification. In his independent capacity, he is also working with several banks, investment funds and private clients on sustainable energy and clean technology related financing and investment.