Asia Clean Energy Partners
The vision behind ACE Partners was forged by Mark Lister and Peter du Pont during informal discussions that started back in 2014, driven by their respective work in the clean energy field in different countries and regions of the world. At that time, it was clear that the required upswing in clean energy deployment was not happening at the speed and scale required for a successful transition to a sustainable energy future. Driven by a desire to address the twin compatible goals of economic prosperity and environmental sustainability, the Managing Partners saw an enormous unmet need for good advice, the right contacts and the technical know-how to turn ideas into reality.
The premise of the firm is that we can use our extensive networks and relationships in the region, our informed understanding of the key national and regional challenges, and targeted analysis and strategy to help initiate partnerships and initiatives that accelerate the pace of clean energy investment and deployment.
We strive for connections, insight, and impact.
The Asia Clean Energy Partners (ACE Partners) team brings decades of experience—leavened with passion, humor, and humility—to serve our clients and partners across the region. We are an innovative, distributed firm dedicated to honesty, integrity, high quality delivery and persistence in all of our work. We strive to attract the best talent and experience, in order to deliver excellent results and tangible impacts for our clients, and to make a difference in the global transformation to a clean energy future.
Peter has more than 30 years’ experience developing sustainable energy and climate programs in the U.S. and Asia. He has carried out assignments related to the design, implementation, and evaluation of clean energy policy and plans, energy and climate finance, and climate change programs. He has worked in a variety of roles consulting and managing for non-profit and private consultancies and development agencies, with a focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy, finance and market incentives, and climate change. Among other roles, he currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Asia Clean Energy Forum and Asia Regional Coordinator for the Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN). Dr. du Pont has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Energy and Environmental Policy from the University of Delaware. Peter is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
PETER DU PONT
Nancy Nguyen recently joined ACE Partners, where she is a Consulting Manager, and is responsible for developing and overseeing clean energy work with clients across the Asia region. One of her priorities is to support the expansion and strengthening of UNIDO’s Private Financing Advisory Network (PFAN) across 12 Asian countries. She serves as Asia Network Support Manager for PFAN, which is expanding its mandate beyond clean energy to mentor projects that provide adaptation benefits, increase resilience and support gender mainstreaming into the climate and energy sector. Nancy has 17 years of experience working on development issues in Southeast Asia, with various donors such as AusAID, EuropeAID, USAID, ADB, NZAID and the Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). She has worked on assignments related to rural development and livelihoods; business, trade, and regional cooperation; climate and disaster preparedness; and clean energy program design and investment. Nancy is particularly passionate about supporting projects led by women to achieve their investment targets, and fulfill their potential in tackling climate change.
Marc has more than 12 years of experience as a communications specialist in advocacy, development, and human rights communications at the grassroots, national, and regional levels. He has a track record of valuable contributions to the development and implementation of outreach and communications strategies. His regional communications experience includes working with country, and regional offices to ensure brand management, consistency of messaging, knowledge management, and quality control of communications and knowledge products for organisation-wide advocacy and campaigns, and programmatic, research, and project communication, and engagements and work relationships with Asia-Pacific parliamentarians and United Nations regional offices, and with donors such as GIZ, AusAID/DFAT, and JICA.
MARC ELIEMEL TAGUB
After starting out in corporate finance, Mark specialized in energy efficiency almost 20 years ago and has become a leading advocate for expanded energy efficiency deployment. During that time he has been involved with EE industry advocacy in Australia, worked on grassroots projects in sub-Saharan Africa, and lectured in postgraduate sustainable energy courses. After a stint with ADB in the Philippines working to facilitate and scale up climate technology and energy efficiency investments in Asia-Pacific, Mark led the Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency, the global energy efficiency hub of Sustainable Energy for All that aims to double the rate of global energy efficiency improvement by 2030. Mark has a Master’s Degree in Social Science (Environmental Policy) from RMIT University and is also a Director of the Efficiency Valuation Organization (EVO). Mark is based in Melbourne, Australia.
Erng has been supporting communications and marketing activities for the Asia Clean Energy Forum since 2017. Currently, she provides administrative and operational assistance during the business start-up period for ACE Partners. Erng has a Bachelor's degree in English and Communications, Ubon Ratchathani University. She is also a Young Southeast Asian Leader Initiatives (YSEALI) alumnus (University of Nebraska at Omaha). Erng is based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Anna started her career in physics research labs. She has worked on several research teams developing new energy models, as well as designing, building and testing experimental organic solar cells. Wanting to see faster impacts of scientific research on the rest of society, she set up and works as the CEO of an energy efficiency software start-up that focuses on home heating efficiency in the American residential market.
Believing strongly in the potential for Asia to be a leader in Clean Energy she moved back home to Hong Kong, joining ACE Partners in 2019 to conduct market research and develop new products. Anna has a degree in Physics and Environmental Systems, Hamilton College. She is based in Hong Kong, China.