BRIANNA LEE WELSH
IT'S BETTER TO BE A PIRATE THAN JOIN THE NAVY
WHO AM I
A Canadian native, I left home at 13 for school in Beijing, and never really stopped moving. Always a bit of a black sheep, my Mom tells me I was a holy terror, my Dad's nickname for me was Charlie Nuisance, and my primary school Principal told my parents I'd either end up a multimillionaire, or in jail. So far, I have yet to accomplish either, but I've heard that Richard Branson was also decreed the same fate, so here's to hoping I follow him!
Now I've landed at a renewable energy investment fund focused on Asian markets. I lead the fund's blockchain-based renewable energy company, whose mission is to increase the flow of climate finance into renewable energy development. By connecting multinational corporations to developers in emerging markets where they struggle to access institutional capital, developers can achieve bankability and corporations can signal the demand of renewable energy in new markets.
I also advise the UNDP’s ASEAN think-tank, helping to identify disruptive and scalable sustainability startups to be used as blueprints for other developing economies, and advise for a psychedelic psychotherapy platform called Nana. Following the outset of the COVID pandemic, I partnered with an innovative designer to produce a 3D printed face mask brand called MODMask which we're commercializing soon. Stay tuned!
“if somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes - then learn how to do it later” - Richard Branson
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