CCAP Welcomes Anmol Vanamali and Margarita Cabrera to join its Board of Directors
WASHINGTON, D.C. – CCAP is thrilled to announce the appointment of Margarita Cabrera and Anmol Vanamali to join its Board of Directors, as elected during the annual Board Meeting held in-person this week in Washington, D.C. Cabrera currently serves as a senior underwriter for climate finance for the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), which is part of the World Bank Group, while Vanamali is a professor at Georgetown University. Both Cabrera and Vanamali have previously worked in director roles for CCAP. In their board positions, they join current Chair of the Board Bill Tyndall of AJW Inc, Vice Chair Maria Paz Cigarán of Libelula Group and member Fernando Tudela of SEMARNAT Mexico.
Cabrera is a national of both the U.S. and Colombia and brings over 20 years of experience in sustainable energy, carbon markets and climate change. She has worked extensively in the development and implementation of innovative solutions to help clients incorporate sustainable and low carbon practices in their products, services, overall business strategy and operations. At CCAP, she was Director of Climate Finance, where she led the Climate Finance team, providing thought leadership, hands-on experience and strategy development. She had also previously worked in various energy, sustainable infrastructure and climate related roles at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), MGM Group and Gas Natural Fenosa (GN). Cabrera plays a primary role in supporting MIGA's climate finance pipeline development efforts and providing technical advice to the Operations Leadership Team on matters related to climate change. “CCAP has a unique position to interconnect the high-level policy dialogue and redirect climate financial flows to critical climate actions at the local level in emerging markets, in the efforts to leverage private sector participation and accelerate the transition to a net zero and climate resilience future worldwide,” said Cabrera. “I look forward to serving on the CCAP Board of Directors to make a difference, serve my community and contribute to the critical discussions necessary to sustain the success of the organization, and in a transformative way, create value on the challenges to mobilize climate financial resources.” Vanamali, who originally hails from India, is an international sustainable finance and climate policy expert with over 16 years of experience working with corporations, financial institutions and a variety of non-governmental organizations. Until he began teaching at Georgetown, Vanamali was the Director of Sustainable Finance at Winrock International and was responsible for designing and implementing innovative financing solutions through partnerships with financial institutions and the private sector to achieve global sustainable development goals. In his prior role at CCAP, he acted as the Director of Finance and Policy Analysis. Previously, he has served as the Financing Strategies Director with the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation (VEIC) and was once part of the Principal Investments team at Macquarie Capital that focused on private equity investments in the renewable energy sector. He was also an Assistant Manager at Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd., where he financed and developed large-scale infrastructure in India.
"It is a matter of tremendous pride for me to be on the Board of a mission-driven organization like CCAP that has been at the forefront of delivering pragmatic solutions to climate and environmental challenges over many decades," said Vanamali. "I look forward to building on this legacy and supporting CCAP's industrious leadership and talented staff in their efforts and ambition to be a leading voice in the fight against climate change."
The 2023 Board Meeting
At our annual Board Meeting, we reflected on the successes of our three program areas (Carbon Markets, Climate Finance and Methane Mitigation) over the last fiscal year, as well as our opportunities for the upcoming year. It marked the first gathering of the board that CCAP has been able to host in-person since 2019.
Along with analyzing the launch of the Recycle Organics program, we discussed our work to empower and aid local and indigenous communities to access voluntary carbon markets and encourage the private and public sector to dedicate more funding towards climate change efforts, accelerating transformative climate finance by mobilizing financial resources from the public and private sector.
CCAP’s mission is to support every step of climate action, from ambition to implementation. A recognized world leader in climate policy and action, CCAP creates innovative, replicable climate solutions, strengthens capacities, and promotes best practices across the local, national, and international levels to accelerate the transition to a net-zero, climate resilient future. CCAP was founded in 1985 and is based in Washington, DC.