Clare Boland Ross
Chief Strategy and Program Impact Officer for the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet.
Clare Boland Ross is the Chief Strategy and Program Impact Officer at the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet. Prior to this role, she as the Managing Director for The Rockefeller Foundation’s Power and Climate Initiative where she worked with internal teams and external partners to develop the strategy for the launch of the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet.
Prior to this role, Boland Ross led Partnerships and Innovation for the Foundation’s Smart Power for Rural Development initiative. The Smart Power initiative works with a range of partners to provide access to energy and livelihood opportunities for rural communities in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar through the establishment of renewable energy mini-grids.
Before she joined The Rockefeller Foundation, Boland Ross helped to set up a chain of affordable high schools in the Philippines and worked with companies in Asia to responsibly address opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid. Previously she worked with Aavishkaar, an impact investing fund, where she invested in and supported early-stage enterprises in rural India. Boland Ross started her career with The Boston Consulting Group where she worked in the New York, Mumbai, and London offices.
She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.