Financing & Implementation Manager
As the Financing & Implementation Manager for the U.S. Trade and Development Agency’s sub-Saharan Africa team, David Riposo manages a portfolio of more than 70 clean energy projects in 16 African markets. Mr. Riposo’s portfolio includes mini-grid and rural electrification ventures in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Zambia. Before joining USTDA, Mr. Riposo led donor-funded energy access programs in Africa and South Asia for five years, including a USAID-funded cookstove market development program that led to the deployment of 40,000 fuel efficient stoves in Bangladesh. Previously, he was a strategy consultant advising companies and governments on clean energy markets and technologies. His experience also includes establishing a renewable energy consulting business in India and helping hundreds of wind and solar project developers define the pre-construction energy generation potential of their projects. Mr. Riposo has an M.S. from the University of Maryland.