Aaron Leopold

Aaron Leopold

Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA)

Aaron is the CEO of the Africa Minigrid Developers Association (AMDA), representing the decentralized utility sector serving rural and remote populations in Africa. AMDA is building the large detailed dataset on mini-grid cost, performance and trends in the world, which will be used to create benchmarks, evidence, and guidance for investors and policymakers on how to fruitfully invest, regulate and plan for an integrated energy future in Africa. Aaron also serves on the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), a global industry association representing the entire rural energy value chain.
He previously was a member of the Private Sector Advisory Group of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), and for five years was Practical Action’s Global Energy Representative, where he acted as thought leader on energy access and co-authored their flagship Poor People’s Energy Outlook report. Aaron was also a co-founder and deputy director of the Power for All partnership.