36 years of international environment and social advisory experience gained through leading DFIs and private sector companies environmental and social departments. Kurt is currently serving in the E&S Advisory Panel of Themis. His previous positions include serving as the Vice President of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Implementing Agency of Conservation International (CI) where he was responsible for raising significant funding for large scale programs and projects implemented by the agency and executed by CI. He also served as the Manager of Environment and Climate Change Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the Afdb where he managed a diverse team of environmental and social, climate change, green growth and renewable energy professionals and consultants to provide cross cutting services to the bank’s infrastructure, private sector and regional integration operations complex and to other departments in the sector operations complex, being responsible for most of the climate finance platform of the bank which was financially self-sustaining. He holds a Master of Science degree from the Utah State University, USA, with a major in agricultural and irrigation engineering. He is a citizen of the United States.