Sean is a professional engineer and Senior Renewable Energy Specialist with the International Finance Corporation, the private sector financing arm of the World Bank Group. His work focuses on due diligence for IFC’s onshore wind investments and upstream work on offshore wind, renewable energy for off-grid mines and scaling wind investments in Africa. Prior to joining IFC in 2011, Sean spent six years as Vice-President of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, a period that saw a tenfold expansion of the Canadian wind industry. He has also worked as a senior energy consultant with ICF/Marbek and spent five years in Madagascar designing, building and installing windmills for community irrigation projects. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University, Kingston.