Lubna Bhayani

Director, Partnerships, Africa
Lubna Bhayani Photograph May 2023

Lubna is the Director of Partnerships for Africa at the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP). With a career spanning more than 15 years and several countries across Africa and Asia, Lubna’s has held senior roles at the International Planned Parenthood Federation, International HIV/AIDS Alliance, the World Bank and UNICEF, where her focus as a Health Economist has been on designing and directing programmes, in multi-sectoral and multicultural environments, with a strong focus on integrated stakeholder engagement, and building strategic partnerships; ensuring universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, especially for structurally excluded communities.

Lubna is known for her leadership in diverse teams, leading innovative strategies, and impactful initiatives. In her capacity at GEAPP, she leads building winning coalitions for energy transition, especially those that champion access to renewable, green energy, integrating gender transformative approaches for women’s empowerment and climate justice.

Fluent in multiple languages Lubna holds an undergraduate degree from McGill University in Canada, and master’s degrees from both the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.