Brooklyn, NY — Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE) is excited to welcome Asha Gandhi to their Board of Directors. As a new board member, Gandhi will support our various programs and catalyze women and other leaders within the industry to create opportunities for attraction and retention within the industry, enable access to resources and influence leadership to build the right enabling environment for our constituents to thrive within the renewable energy and sustainability sector.
As Senior Vice President of Finance & Capital Markets for energyRe, Gandhi is an accomplished leader in the renewable energy industry. Asha Gandhi currently leads energyRe’s activities across finance, capital markets, investor relations, and financial strategy.
Prior to joining energyRe, Gandhi was the Senior Managing Director of Finance at EDP Renewables North America where she oversaw the creation of financing solutions to fund EDPR NA’s growing business in excess of $7 billion through tax equity investments, cash equity divestments, and project Finance for projects in Canada and Mexico, and managed over $10 billion of operating portfolios of renewable assets, capital markets, treasury and portfolio management for EDPR NA.
Prior to EDPR NA, Gandhi actively led development projects in women’s empowerment, solid waste management and rural renewable energy projects through Indicorps and before that analyzed risk for Morgan Stanley’s Multi Asset Class.
Gandhi brings to the WRISE Board of Directors over a decade of experience in managing multi-billion-dollar portfolios and developing innovative financial strategies to support growth in the sector. She holds a B.A. in Economics & Productions Operations Management from Drexel University and has furthered her education with executive courses at Harvard and Rice Universities.
“I am honored to join WRISE’s Board of Directors and advance our shared mission of an equitable, inclusive, accessible renewable energy future. As a quickly evolving sector, our industry must be intentional and intersectional in its efforts to nurture career pathways and executive leadership for women and women of color, allowing for diversity of thought as we tackle climate change,” said Gandhi. “I look forward to working closely with the Board, members, staff, and allies to build on WRISE’s incredible momentum and foster an impactful community leading the way to a sustainable future.”
WRISE continues to inspire and grow across the clean energy industry. WRISE will be hosting its flagship Conference; The WRISE Leadership Forum between October 9 – 11, 2024 and expects to surpass last year’s attendance of over 500. Individual membership continues to grow, corporate partnerships are expanding, and there are now over 35 active chapters across the United States and Canada serving WRISE’s 15,000+ network.
About Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy:
Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), formerly Women of Wind Energy (WoWE), was founded in 2005 to accelerate the transition to a sustainable and equitable energy future by igniting the collective power of community. WRISE has local chapters across the US and Canada; national programming that includes the annual luncheon, Leadership Forum, fellowships, the Speakers Bureau, and webinar series; and a growing grassroots network of more than 15,000 participants. The organization is supported through hundreds of volunteer hours and the generous contributions of individuals and corporate partners. For more information about WRISE, visit www.wrisenergy.org.
energyRe is a leading independent energy company focused on solving complex sustainability challenges and providing clean energy solutions in utility-scale transmission, onshore wind and solar, offshore wind, energy storage and distributed generation. Guided by the principles of innovation and partnership and backed by expertise and experience, energyRe is committed to creating a reliable, renewable energy future for all. energyRe has offices in New York, Houston, Indianapolis, and Charleston. For more information about energyRe, visit www.energyre.com.