Alan Gagnet
Alan Gagnet Back to top Advisor US Department of Energy's Industrial Energy Efficiency Cooperation Since early 2007, he has been the Advisor to the US Department of Energy's industrial energy efficiency cooperation with the Chinese government to provide direct technical assistance to industry. Prior to that, he designed and managed a successful Greening of the Supply Chain Project for GM in China that saved its Tier 1 suppliers money, energy and reduced emissions. He also managed a similar effort for Tier 1 suppliers of other multi-nationals worldwide. For 20 years, he has scouted and audited factories worldwide to implement energy efficiency, water savings and emissions reductions improvements. He began his technical career in the offshore drilling and exploration industry specializing in high-pressure well control systems. Alan is a mechanical engineer.
Jifan Gao
Jifan Gao Back to top CEO Trina Solar Energy

Mr. Gao established Trina Solar in December 1997. His success in developing Trina Solar over the past ten years originated from his experience with his prior two companies. Prior to founding Trina Solar, Mr. Gao established and managed Wujin Xiehe Fine Chemical Factory for five years. Earlier, Mr. Gao spent four years establishing and managing his first company, Guangdong Shunde Fuyou Detergent Plant. Mr. Gao currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the China Renewable Energy Society Solar Power Construction Committee and the standing Vice Chairman of New Energy Chamber of Commerce of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He graduated from Jilin University with a MS degree in Physical Chemistry in 1988. He received his BS in Chemistry from Nanjing University in 1985.

Zhi Wen Gao
Zhi Wen Gao Back to top Deputy General Manager, Party Committee Member Lan Zhou Branch, Petro China
Miguel Garat
Miguel Garat Back to top Managing Director Haworth Greater China and North Asia Based in the Haworth's headquarters in Shanghai, Miguel has full P&L responsibility for Haworth throughout the region. With over 10 years of experience in Europe, Latin America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Mr. Garat has been a driving force behind a number of initiatives in Haworth. Previously he held senior management roles in the UK, Ireland and China. Mr. Garat holds a Masters in Business Administration from The Marshall School of Business / University of Southern California. He speaks French, Spanish, English and Catalan.
Mark Ginsberg
Mark Ginsberg Back to top Board of Directors US Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Mr. Mark Ginsberg was appointed by the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) to serve on the EERE Board of Directors, effective July 1, 2002. In that capacity, Mr. Ginsberg and the Board direct EERE policy, strategies, and budgets and serve as "ambassadors" for the organization. He has great expertise in Asia Pacific energy futures and policy.

From July 1997 through June 2002, Mark Ginsberg served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for EERE's Office of Building Technology, State and Community Programs (BTS). In that position, Mr. Ginsberg oversaw a comprehensive set of programs to make buildings, equipment, and appliances more energy efficient; support state, community and low income energy programs; and pave the way for a healthy and prosperous future through high efficiency research and development, building codes, and appliance standards.

From December 1991 until July 1997, Mark directed the Federal Energy Management Program and, prior to joining DOE in 1991, Mr. Ginsberg served as Director of the Arizona Energy Office.

David Hathaway
David Hathaway Back to top Managing Director ICFI China David Hathaway is Managing Director of ICF International (Beijing). He currently oversees work in China that spans US-China bilateral climate change programs, corporate supply chain sustainability solutions, carbon market support, and low carbon development planning through a range of partnerships with Chinese and international organizations. David has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and is also a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Nanjing Program for Chinese and American Studies (Class of 1991-92), and first studied in China at Peking University (1990). He is based in Beijing.
Brendan Herron
Brendan Herron Back to top Vice President Corporate Development & Strategy of CURRENT Group, LLC. Brendan Herron is the Vice President of Corporate Development & Strategy of CURRENT Group, LLC. In his role, Mr. Herron spends a significant amount of time working with utility executives, government officials and regulators around the world on Smart Grid related topics. Prior to joining CURRENT in 2005, Mr. Herron focused on private equity investments in technology infrastructure and enterprise software for Hannon Armstrong, a boutique merchant bank. Mr. Herron has also served as a VP, Corporate Development & Strategy for Aggregate Industries Plc, (a multinational building materials company) and with Ernst & Young as a strategic consultant. He has completed approximately 30 M&A transactions, holds a B.S. in accounting and computer science and an M.B.A. from Loyola College of Maryland and has passed the CPA and CMA examinations.

CURRENT is a leader in enabling electric utilities worldwide to deploy and manage a Smart Grid benefiting utilities, consumers and the environment. CURRENT provides sensing technology, high speed communications and analytic software and related services in integrated Smart Grid solutions. CURRENT is operating several of the world's largest Smart Grids including for Oncor Electric Delivery Company in Dallas, Texas which presently passes 125,000 homes and for Xcel Energy in its Smart Grid City project in Boulder, Colorado. CURRENT is also an active participant with some of the world's largest utilities in a series of European Commission funded Smart Grid projects. CURRENT, a private company, was founded in 2000 and has been recognized by several awards including being one of the 10 most innovative Clean Tech companies in Europe in 2008 by Dow Jones, the 2006 Platts' "Global Energy Commercial Technology of the Year" for its technology in relation to emissions reduction, practicality, reliability and overall commercial success, and Red Herring's 2006 "Top 100 North America."

Jack Hidary
Jack Hidary Back to top Global EV Leader Hertz
Thomas Houlihan
Thomas Houlihan Back to top Senior Research Engineer Eco-Energy Solutions (EES) Incorporated.

Dr. Thomas Houlihan has been with Eco-Energy Solutions (EES) since it was incorporated in 2005. He started his career as a Professor of Engineering at the US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA. After 10 years, he left a tenured post in academia to enter industry and serve as the Senior Vice-President of Propulsion Dynamics Incorporated (PDI). At PDI he developed shipboard monitoring and control systems for US Navy gas turbine ships. At his next station, Dr. Houlihan served as Chief Engineer of the Jonathan Corporation in the US Navy Phased Maintenance (PM) Program in Norfolk, VA. Over his 12-year career in the PM Program, he was responsible for the timely delivery of design engineering services for over 15 ship modernizations valued cumulatively at $100M. Dr. Houlihan next served as an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Fellow in the Environmental Directorate of the White House Science Office in Washington, DC. He left this post to become Vice-President of Engineering at Clean Fuels Technology (CFT) in 1998. CFT assets were acquired by EES in July 2005. Dr. Houlihan presently serves as a Senior Research Engineer at Eco-Energy Solutions (EES) Incorporated.

Jason Hu
Jason Hu Back to top Vice General Manager China Merchants Property Development Co., LTD Mr. Jason Hu, professorate senior engineer, is the Vice General Manager of China Merchants Property Development Co., LTD and the General Manager of the management headquarters in Guangzhou. He is a part-time professor of South China University of Technology and a guest professor at The University of New South Wales. Also, he is a member of the Green Building Professional Committee of Architectural Society of China and a standing director of the Civil Building Society of Guangdong and the Guangdong Real Estate Association. In 1992, he was recognized as one of the middle-aged and young experts with outstanding contributions by the Ministry of Personnel of the People's Republic of China and began to enjoy the special allowance offered by the State Council. He has long devoted himself to researching and practicing the idea of green real estate.
Ming Huang
Ming Huang Back to top Board Chairman Himin Solar Energy Group Huang is sometimes referred to as the pioneer of China's clean energy industry. In his capacity as 10th National People's Congress (NPC) deputy, he proposed the Law on Renewable Energy. The law came into effect on January 1, 2006, and lays a legal foundation for the country's strategy of solving its energy crisis. "G (green) Energy Substitute", a strategy developed by Huang, provides for the use of renewable energy in industry, agriculture, building development, and everyday living.
Timothy Hui
Timothy Hui Back to top Chief Representative NRDC China Timothy Hui is the Chief Representative of NRDC China in Beijing. His overall responsibilities include program strategy, government relations, project development & implementation, etc. He started working with NRDC 12 years ago and got NRDC Beijing Office registered in 2006. Timothy has been focusing on project areas such as green buildings and energy efficiency at policy level. He has also been providing strategic facilitation to other project areas such as Responsible Sourcing Initiative and environment law. Timothy was a co-founder of a Chinese environment NGO which has been a strategic partner of NRDC for many years. He also worked with government media in China.
Ken Jarrett
Ken Jarrett Back to top Chairman, Greater China APCO
Ru Qing Jia
Ru Qing Jia Back to top Deputy Director National Academy for Mayors of China
Martin Joerss
Martin Joerss Back to top Principal McKinsey & Company Dr. Martin Joerss is a Principal in the Beijing Office of McKinsey & Company. Since joining the Firm in 1996 he has been working in our 6 offices in Hamburg and Chicago, and since 004 in Beijing. He specializes in strategy, organizational, and operational work in the industrial sector and leads McKinsey’s Travel Infrastructure and Logistics practice in Greater China. He also leads McKinsey’s climate change activities in China such as developing carbon abatement cost curve for China and working with one of the largest financial institutions globally to identify climate-change related investments in China among many other important projects. Prior to joining McKinsey & Company, Martin Joerss served as a member of parliament in the state of Hamburg on the committees for finance and science. Martin Joerss holds a Ph.D. in mathematical physics from the University of Hamburg and a diploma in physics from the Free University of Berlin.
O Koo
O Koo Back to top Managing Director, Carbon Markets JUCCCE

Most recently, O was General Manager of GE's Lamps Asia Pacific, where he had direct P&L responsibility. He was instrumental in restructuring the organization, and drove profitable growth, for the first time in 10 years. Previously, O was the Six Sigma Quality Leader for GE's Asia Pacific Industrial System, driving Six Sigma and Lean strategies across five industrial manufacturing operations, on key initiatives to support operating targets, manufacturing productivity, and global fulfillment. O's career at GE started in GE's Information Management Leadership Program, and then joined GE's Corporate Audit Staff; performing audits across various GE's Industrial and Capital businesses worldwide. O's other work experience includes Merrill Lynch. Originally from Shanghai, China, O has also lived in South America, Europe and the USA. O obtained a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Louisville.

Steffen  Lehmann
Steffen Lehmann Back to top UNESCO Chairman Sustainable Urban Development for Asia and the Pacific German-born Professor Steffen Lehmann, PhD, holds the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Urban Development for Asia and the Pacific, the Professorial Chair in the School of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Newcastle (NSW), and is Founding Director of the s_Lab Space Laboratory for Architectural Research and Design (Sydney-Berlin).

Steffen’s expertise is in sustainable cities and ‘Green Urbanism’. Since 1991, he has presented his work at more than 180 conferences in 12 countries. He has researched, built and taught on informal urban design, urban renewal and energy-efficient cities since the early 1990s. He is the editor of the US based Journal of Green Building (2006 – to date) and an advisor to government, city councils and industry in Europe, Asia and Australia. He holds three post-graduate degrees; after graduating from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London (1989) he worked with James Stirling in London and with Arata Isozaki in Tokyo. Before being appointed to a Professorial Chair in December 2002 in Australia, he ran his own ideas-driven practice in Berlin, for more than 10 years, where he designed numerous award-winning buildings.

During the 1990s, he was instrumental in the urban re-development of Berlin’s city centre and has built large-scale buildings in Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz, Hackescher Markt and Pariser Platz. In recognition of the international significance of his work, he has been invited as Visiting Professor to lead design studios at leading universities in six countries.

in 2008, Steffen received a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Mard D. Levine
Mard D. Levine Back to top Group Leader China Energy Group Mark D. Levine was director of the Environmental Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) from 1996-2006, a division of 400 people working on energy efficiency, both R&D and policy analysis. Previously he led the Energy Analysis Department (1983-1996). His major passion in the past two decades has involved analyzing and promoting energy efficiency in China. In 1988, he created and has since led the China Energy Group at LBNL. Today he spends the majority of his time working with collaborators in China on energy efficiency policy in that country. Dr. Levine is a board member of four leading non-profits in the United States (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Center for Clean Air Policy, Center for Resource Solutions, and the U.S. China Green Energy Council). He is a member of the Energy Advisory Board of Dow Chemical Company, the Board of Directors of an energy venture capital firm (California Clean Energy Fund), and of the Advisory Board of the Asian Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) in Tokyo. In 1999, he was elected a fellow of the California Council on Science and Technology, California’s counterpart to the U.S. National Academies. In 2008, he was selected as the recipient of the prestigious Obayashi Prize for his contributions to sustainable development, especially in urban areas, an award given to one individual every two years. Also in 2008, he received the Federation of American Scientists’ (FAS) Public Service award, an recognition that has chosen to make for only four people over the past decade. In addition to authoring numerous technical publications, Dr. Levine has led a series of high-profile energy analysis activities: reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (that in the past year received the Nobel Peace Prize), co-leader of major scenario studies of the United States, China, and the global energy system for such organizations as the World Energy Council, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Energy Foundation China Sustainable Energy Program, and others. He is on the editorial board of four international journals: Energy Policy (United States) Building Research & Information (United Kingdom), and a journal in Japan and Switzerland. Dr. Levine graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University, earned a PhD from the University of California, and has been the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship and a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship.
Mark Levine
Mark Levine Back to top Senior Staff Scientist and Founder of China Energy Group Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Mark D. Levine was director of the Energy Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) from 1996-2006, a division of 400 people performing research on energy efficiency. In 1988, he created and has since led the China Energy Group at LBNL. Dr. Levine is a board member of three leading non-profits in the United States and one in China. He is on the advisory board of four major organizations. In recent years he has been the recipient two awards from Japan: the Obayashi Prize and the Appreciation Prize, the highest award of the Japanese Institute of Architects ever given to a foreigner. He has also been awarded the Public Service Award of the Federation of American Scientists for his groundbreaking work on energy efficiency in China. Dr. Levine was the leader of the chapter on CO2 emissions from energy use in buildings for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (that won the Nobel Peace Prize). Dr. Levine graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and earned a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
Mark Levine
Mark Levine Back to top Founder, China Energy Group Lawrence Berkeley National Lab
Junfeng Li
Junfeng Li Back to top Deputy Director Energy Research Institute, NDRC Mr. Li Junfeng is currently serving as the Deputy Director of Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission. He also holds the professional and academic positions as a Professor and the Chair of the Academic Committee of ERI, and the General Secretary of Chinese Renewable Industrial Association, Vice-Chairman of Global Wind Energy Council, Vice-Chairman of REN 21, etc. He was graduated from Shandong Mining Institute in 1982. Mr. Li is the focal point of REEEP program for the Region of East Asia. He engaged himself of the projects development for GEF and World Bank, UNDP and other program for renewable energy development in China. Recent years, he also involved in Climate Change issue, especially in technology transfer, CDM and carbon trade issues, and has been heading the development of the first CDM project in China. He chaired the Sustainable Energy Task Force of the Chinese High Technology 863 Programme under the tenth national five-year plan, and the member of the Hydrogen Task Force of National High Technology 973 Programme. He facilitated the implementation of the national high technology programme for Wind and Solar PV within the tenth five-year plan. Meanwhile, he is also the chief leader author for the development of Chinese Renewable Energy Law. The main literatures are listed as Issues and Options of Green House Gas Emission and Control in China, Renewable Technology Assessment in China, Renewable Energy Planning and Development Strategy, Potential Analysis of Carbon Trade in China, Wind 12 in China, Explanation of Chinese Renewable Energy Law, and Market Analysis of Solar PV Technology in China, China Wind Power Report 2007, China Solar PV Report 2007, China Renewable Energy Industry Development Report 2007, China Wind Power Report 2008, and so on.
Shou Xu Li
Shou Xu Li Back to top Chief Designer Design Consulting Department, China Aeronautical Project and Design Institute
Kenneth Lieberthal
Kenneth Lieberthal Back to top Ross School of Business University of Michigan

Dr. Lieberthal holds several positions at the University of Michigan: William Davidson Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Political Science, Distinguished Fellow and Director for China at the William Davidson Institute, and Research Associate of the Center for Chinese Studies. He has been on the Michigan faculty since 1983. He earlier taught at Swarthmore College for 1972-83. He has a B.A. from Dartmouth College, and two M.A.'s and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University.

Dr. Lieberthal is also Nonresident Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies of the Brookings Institution, where he was a Visiting Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies for November-December 2000 and again for the 2004-2005 academic year.

Dr. Lieberthal served as Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for Asia on the National Security Council from August 1998 to October 2000. His government responsibilities encompassed American policy toward all issues involving Northeast, East, and Southeast Asia.

Dr. Lieberthal has written and edited nearly a dozen books and authored more than five dozen published articles. His books include: Governing China: From Revolution Through Reform (W.W. Norton, second revised edition 2004); Policy Making in China: Leaders, Structures, and Processes (Princeton University Press, 1988) and Policy Making in China's Energy Sector (U.S. Department of Commerce, 1986), both co-authored with Michel Oksenberg; Bureaucracy, Politics, and Decision Making in Post‑Mao China (U.C. Berkeley Press. 1991), co-editor with David Lampton; Revolution and Tradition in Tientsin (Stanford University Press, 1980); Paths to Sino‑US Cooperation in the Automotive Sector (US Trade Development Program, 1989), with Michael Flynn and others; and Central Documents and Politburo Politics in China (University of Michigan, 1978). His recent articles include: “Scorched Earth: Will Environmental Risks in China Overwhelm its Opportunities?” (with Elizabeth Economy) Harvard Business Review (June 2007), pp. 88-96; “Smooth Sailing: The Myths and Realities of Sea Lane Security” (with Dennis Blair) Foreign Affairs (May/June 2007), pp. 1-6; "China's Strategies and Goals toward Northeast Asia," Asia Policy 3 (January 2007), pp. 65-70; “Completing WTO Reforms,” China Business Review (September – October 2006), pp. 50-56; (with Mikkal Herberg) China's Search for Energy Security: Implications for US Policy (NBR Analysis: Seattle, April 2006); “Bridging the Gap,” Asia Policy (January 2006), pp. 7-15; “Why the US Malaise Over China?” YaleGlobal Online (January 19, 2006); “US-China Relations”(in Chinese), Caijing (December 2005); “Preventing a War Over Taiwan,” Foreign Affairs (March-April 2005); “The Coming Crisis Over Intellectual Property Rights,” Harvard Business Review (February 2005); “China Tomorrow: The Great Transition,” Harvard Business Review (October 2003), “China in 2033,” China Business Review (March-April 2003), along with several book chapters and also articles in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Financial Times, South China Morning Post and other newspapers.

Guozhong Liu
Guozhong Liu Back to top Chairman of the board Redbud Greening Factories 1997: Elected as the deputy member to the 11th NPC of Changshu.

1998 to 2001: Be named the outstanding director of Changshu.

1999: Elected as one of the 10 young leaders of Jiangsu Province, one of the 100 greatest individuals of the Communist Youth League, vice president of the Suzhou Township Entrepreneurs Association.

2001: Model worker of Jiangsu Province, one of the 10 greatest young entrepreneurs of Changshu.

2002: Elected as the deputy member to the 12th NPC of Changshu.

2003: Elected as the deputy member of Suzhou.

2004: Named as excellent private entrepreneurs in science and technology in China.

2005: Named as one of the 10 greatest figures in the news.

2006: Entitled as the outstanding innovation talent during the "Five-Year Plan" period.

Peggy Liu
Peggy Liu Back to top Chairperson JUCCCE Peggy Liu, Chairperson and co-founder of JUCCCE, is an internationally recognized expert on China's energy landscape. She was named a Time Magazine Hero of the Environment in 2008, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2009, the Hillary Institute Laureate of 2010, and an energy adviser to the Clinton Global Initiative in 2008. Prior to JUCCCE she has been a venture capitalist, an Internet pioneer, a management consultant at McKinsey, a software product manager, computer programmer, and organic gardener. She is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and completed a program in Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has extensive non-profit management experience in a wide range of sectors and has a passion for making the world a better place.
Ya Wei Long
Ya Wei Long Back to top Assistant Governor Xiqing District, Tianjin
Wen Bo Lu
Wen Bo Lu Back to top General Manager CNNOC infrastructure Management Co.
Fiona Ma
Fiona Ma Back to top Majority Whip California State Assembly

Ms. Ma is the California State Assembly Majority Whip and a San Francisco politician, and a former member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors representing district four, the Sunset District from 2002 to 2006, when she took her seat in the Assembly. Prior to her election to this position, she was a part-time district representative to a state senator. Her campaign for this position focused on improving services for her constituents. She is a member of the Democratic Party.

Ma is a CPA. She received an MBA from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree in taxation from Golden Gate University. She completed her undergraduate studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology. During her time in Sacramento, her major pieces of legislation have primarily focused on banning toxic chemicals in products for babies and small children, the creation of a state-wide high-speed rail bullet train, and giving equal rights to men and women to change their last names when they are married or become domestic partners. She is also a co-author of SB 840, a bill that creates a single payer universal health care system throughout California.

Han Cheng Ma
Han Cheng Ma Back to top Deputy Mayor, Municipal Party Committee Member, Shi Zui Shan, Ning Xia Hui Autonomous Region
Xuelu Ma
Xuelu Ma Back to top Executive Member Renewable Energy Association Xuelu Ma currently serves as the executive director of the China Renewable Energy, vice chairman of the China Wind Energy Association. He is also an economist with a professor title. He used to be the director of the enterprise and the Policy Research Office of Baoding Municipal Party Committee, the vice secretary of the municipal city and the city party secretary of the Economic and Trade Commission as well as the director of the Baoding National High-tech Zone director. He established the Baoding National High-tech Zone, which was named by the Ministry of Science and Technology as “the only national renewable energy industry base”. It has become one of the most successful Renewable Energy-intensive industry base in China. With the great contribution to the Baoding National High-tech Zone, Ma has been awarded many national awards.
Chris  Marnay
Chris Marnay Back to top Leader Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Berkeley Lab Chris Marnay leads the Technology Evaluation, Modeling, and Assessment group within the Environmental Energy Technologies Division of Berkeley Lab. He models restructured electricity markets, especially related to problems concerning likely future adoption patterns of small-scale distributed energy resources (DER). He was a member of the Consortium of Electric Reliability Solutions (CERTS) that proposed the CERTS Microgrid concept, and his group has since developed methods for the economic evaluation of microgrids. Work has led to development of the DER Customer Adoption Model that finds optimum technology neutral combinations of equipment and operating schedules, given prevailing economic circumstances and available equipment descriptions. His other responsibilities primarily involve maintaining and enhancing the latest version of the Energy Information Administration's National Energy Modeling System (NEMS), which is used for most national level energy policy analysis. Other work in progress includes the development of a national scale uncertainty based national building energy demand and supply module for the planned Stochastic Energy Deployment System. He chairs the annual Micrgrids Symposiums, which have been held in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and Greece. He has an A.B. in Development Studies, an M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics, and a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources, all from the University of California, Berkeley. He has also studied at the London School of Economics and the University of Hawaii, and has worked at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2006 he was a visiting professor at The University of Kitakyushu under a grant from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Roger Martella
Roger Martella Back to top Former General Counsel US EPA

Roger Martella is a partner in the Environmental Practice Group at Sidley Austin LLP. He recently rejoined Sidley Austin after serving as the General Counsel of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, concluding 10 years of handling complex environmental matters at the Department of Justice and EPA. Roger’s practice focuses on three primary areas. First, Roger advises companies on developing strategic approaches to achieve their goals in light of rapidly developing demands to promote sustainability, address climate change, and utilize clean energy. Second, Roger advises multinational companies on compliance with environmental laws in the United States, China, the European Union, and other nations. Third, Roger handles a broad range of environmental and natural resource litigation and mediation.

As EPA General Counsel, Roger served as the chief legal advisor supervising an office of 350 attorneys in staff in Washington and 10 regional offices. In particular, Roger served as the chief advisor on legal options and frameworks for climate change regulation in response to the landmark Supreme Court decision Massachusetts v. EPA. Further, recognizing deficiencies in the China environmental law framework and the challenges for multinational organizations in understanding the laws on the books, Roger created the China Environmental Law Initiative in 2007. As part of the initiative, Roger created the only known website devoted to China environmental laws and organized with the State Environmental Protection Agency (now the Ministry of Environmental Protection) two separate symposia in China. A respected expert on the China framework in the United States and China, Roger has testified as an expert on this issue before the United States Congress, worked with numerous government officials at the national and provincial level in China, and has lectured with academics and students at leading universities and think tanks in both nations. Prior to joining EPA, Roger most recently served as the Principal Counsel for Complex Litigation at the Justice Department’s Natural Resources Section, where he focused on defending federal decisions relating to public lands, national forests, minerals, and Native American reservations.

Roger graduated from Vanderbilt Law School, where he was Editor in Chief of the Vanderbilt Law Review, and Cornell University, where he studied environmental science. Following law school, he clerked for the Hon. David M. Ebel of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Tom McCawley
Tom McCawley Back to top General Manager Owens Corning Tom has been with Owens Corning (OC) for 9 years (4.5 in Asia ) – and is currently accountable to transform existing and develop new building material markets in Asia Pacific by leveraging OC's 70 years of innovation and leadership experience in Energy Productivity and Building Science.

Before joining OC, Tom worked in the steel industry for six years with Qualitech Steel and Nucor Steel (Trinidad Iron Carbide Operations), and started his career spending six years in the Nuclear Industry with both Westinghouse and General Electric.

Tom graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. Chemical Engineering and spent six years in the US Army Reserve.

Xiangwei  Meng
Xiangwei Meng Back to top Deputy mayor of Baoding Meng Xiangwei, Deputy Mayor of Baoding. Xiangwei is in charge of international cooperation, service industry development, and market monitoring in the areas of commerce, food, pricing, culture, cultural relics, tourism, business administration, customs, inspection and quarantine, etc. He co-manages the Baoding Administration for Industry and Commerce, the Baoding Municipal Bureau of Commerce, the Baoding Quality Control and Inspection Bureau, the Baoding Food and Drug Administration, the Baoding Administration of Grain, the Baoding Press Office, the Baiyangdian Economic and Technological Development Zone, the Baoding Technology Park, the Tunzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone, the Baoding Petrol, as well as the Baoding rep office in Beijing and Tianjin. Meng Xianwei also works closely with the Youth League and communicates regularly with industries and commerce.
David  Mohler
David Mohler Back to top Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Duke Energy

David Mohler is vice president and chief technology officer for Duke Energy. Duke Energy, one of the largest power companies in the United States, supplies and delivers electricity to approximately 3.9 million customers in the Carolinas and the Midwest. Mohler is responsible for the development and application of technologies in support of Duke Energy’s strategic objectives. He was named to his current position in October 2006.

Most recently, Mohler served as vice president of strategic planning for Duke Energy. Prior to the merger between Duke Energy and Cinergy, he served in the same role for Cinergy. Mohler has operational experience in both nuclear and fossil power generation, as well as experience in corporate marketing, human resources and business development. While at Cinergy, he led the assessment and redesign of capital allocation and processes. Prior to that, he served as general manager of human resources and established the MBA rotational program. Before joining Cinergy, Mohler was employed by Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G). He served on the executive team that developed PSE&G’s first deregulated retail subsidiary.

Mohler earned a bachelor of arts degree from Indiana University, a bachelor of science degree from the University of the State of New York, a master of arts degree from Xavier University of Cincinnati, and a master of science degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed the Columbia University Marketing Management Program and Penn State University Executive Development Program.

John Mortensen
John Mortensen Back to top Regional Director, China & North Asia Jones Lang LaSalle John Mortensen is Regional Director of Project and Development Services, North Asia for the global property company, Jones Lang LaSalle. John comes from an architectural background he joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2003 and works with numerous global clients including ExxonMobil, Bank of America, ABNAmro, Microsoft, BMW.

John has worked on the design and construction of critical environments for several financial and internet related organizations including:

  • -MCIWorldCom
  • -Level(3) Communications
  • -Concert
  • -Pihana (Equinix)
  • -Global Crossing
  • -Merrill Lynch

2005 – Current: Regional Director China, North Asia, Jones Lang La Salle

2003 – 2005: National Director, Jones Lang LaSalle

1995 – 2003: Director of SL&A International Architectural and Interior Design Practice

Chris Mulcare
Chris Mulcare Back to top Investment Manager, Clean Technology Investment New Zealand Chris Mulcare is Investment Manager in Clean Technology for Investment New Zealand. Investment NZ is a division of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise which is New Zealand’s national economic development agency. Chris helps to introduce offshore investors and strategic partners to New Zealand companies that are developing clean technologies or projects as well as to attract greenfield cleantech ventures to New Zealand. Chris is a chemical engineer and has over 20 years experience in engineering, project management and commercial/marketing roles within industry as well as experience in technology commercialisation. After a period managing a tech start-up, Chris joined Investment NZ in December 2007 to undertake an investigation into cleantech activity and capability within New Zealand. In addition to supporting cleantech investment, Chris has been investigating the wider issues and opportunities in New Zealand to develop and deploy clean technology to enable a pathway to a sustainable low carbon economy.
Stefano Negri
Stefano Negri Back to top Senior Engagement Manager McKinsey & Company

Stefano Negri joined McKinsey & Company’s Italian office in 2001 and is currently an Engagement Manager in McKinsey’s Shanghai office. He relocated there in June 2007 after becoming a McKinsey Global Institute Fellow. In this capacity, he has led a study to understand urbanization in China over the next 20 years and its implications for both businesses and policy makers. He is currently working with McKinsey’s India office to study the future evolution of urbanization in India.

During his career at McKinsey, Stefano has worked mainly with European clients in the public sector, the airline industry, and the telecom industry. In 2007, Stefano worked in Africa as a volunteer for Technoserve, an international NGO, to help them set up an entrepreneurship development plan for Tanzania.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Stefano worked as a Land Planning Engineer on the northern coast of Colombia for Ricerca e Cooperazione, an Italian NGO, and as an environmental consultant for city councils in Italy.

Stefano holds a Master of Science in Environmental and Land Planning Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano, where he was awarded an Erasmus scholarship to spend a year at the National University of Ireland. He also holds a MBA from INSEAD (France and Singapore).

Stefano’s mother tongue is Italian and he speaks fluent Spanish and English.

Anne Arquit Neiderberger
Anne Arquit Neiderberger Back to top JUCCCE Strategic Advisor for Carbon Markets and Energy Efficiency Policy Solutions

Anne Arquit Neiderberger has been working in the field of climate change and energy research, policy, capacity building, and consulting since 1989, shifting her focus from science to government policy and, since 2001, to strategic consulting. An expert on carbon markets, Anne was recently quoted in The Economist on the subject and conceived the innovative Swiss Climate Cent fund (www.stiftungklimarappen.ch), under which oil importers voluntarily contribute 1.5 Swiss cents to a climate mitigation fund for each liter of gasoline/diesel sold, thereby ensuring Swiss compliance with its Kyoto Protocol commitments and saving the Swiss economy hundreds of millions of dollars in lost motor fuel tax revenues annually. A dual Swiss-American citizen, Anne represented the Government of Switzerland in the UN climate negotiations from 1991-2000, serving as lead negotiator on the Kyoto Protocol market mechanisms, and has consulted on a number of energy efficiency and climate projects in China. She holds an A.B. degree with High Honors in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in Oceanography from the University of Hawaii. She was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in 2003-04 and has published extensively on sustainable development, climate change and clean energy issues.

David Nieh
David Nieh Back to top General Manager Planning/Development of Shui On Land

David Nieh serves as General Manager of Planning and Development for Shui On Land. He formerly directed the studio for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill's Shanghai office. He is a registered architect and certified planner, as well as a Leadership in Energy Efficient Design Accredited Professional. He was chief architect for the City of San Jose and Redevelopment Agency, and has taught architecture, urban design and urban studies at Stanford University. Mr. Nieh has served on boards ranging from strategic economics, creative communities, campus development, education, social innovation, biotech and public art. This past year, he was Co-Chair of the Global Leadership Forum for Economic and Cultural Development in Silicon Valley, hosting 15 international city-regions in conjunction with the ISEA 2006 Biennale (International Society for the Electronic Arts) and Pacific Rim New Media Summit (PRNMS).

His work has won numerous awards and he has been a guest speaker in Asia, North America and Europe. With social consciousness and energy sustainability as key principles, his projects are large-scale and urban in nature, focusing on the translation of strategic planning initiatives into the implementation of infrastructure, architecture and built form.

Mr. Nieh holds a Masters of Architecture in Urban Design degree from Harvard University and a Masters of Architecture degree from the University of California Berkeley.

Gary.A Nieman
Gary.A Nieman Back to top Vice President and Managing Director Building Materials, Asia Pacific Gary A. Nieman was named Vice President and Managing Director, Building Materials, Asia Pacific in October of 2006. In this role, Nieman is responsible for the growth and profitability of OC’s Building Material’s Business throughout the region.

Prior to moving to China, he served VP, OC Automotive and Global Marketing. In that role, he was responsible for the global growth and profitability of OC’s Automotive business, and for OC’s Composite Solutions Business Product Management and Market Development activities.

He has extensive experience in the Asia Pacific region, having previously served as Managing Director of Owens Corning (India) Ltd. and as Executive VP of OC Korea.

With Owens Corning since 1977, Nieman has also held a variety of positions in manufacturing, sales and sales management, product management, and supply chain. Nieman earned a degree in chemical engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) is a leading global producer of residential and commercial building materials, glass fiber reinforcements and engineered materials for composite systems. A Fortune 500 company for 54 consecutive years, Owens Corning is committed to driving sustainability through delivering solutions, transforming markets and enhancing lives. Founded in 1938, Owens Corning is a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology with sales of $5 billion in 2007 and 18,000 employees in 26 countries on five continents.