ABYD KarMALI OBE
BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH - MANAGING DIRECTOR AND CLIMATE FINANCE EXECUTIVE
Abyd Karmali OBE is Managing Director and Climate Finance Executive at Bank of America Merril Lynch based in London. He plays leading roles on the bank’s $10 billion Catalytic Finance Initiative and Blended Finance Pool. Mr Karmali is also part of the team that oversees the bank’s broader financial commitment to mobilise $125 billion for low-carbon investment opportunities by 2025. He has worked for twenty-eight years on climate change and sustainable finance and was made an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for these efforts in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for 2019. Before joining the financial sector in 2007, he was a partner in a management consulting firm where he advised dozens of companies on their climate strategy and also with the United Nations Environment Programme in Paris where he served as Energy and Climate Change Programme Officer. In 2013, Mr. Karmali was selected to serve as one of two inaugural private sector representatives to the Board of the Green Climate Fund. His current advisory roles include the Judging Panel for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance, and co-chair of the Sustainable Finance Working Groups for the International Chamber of Commerce. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Climate Group and on the National Committee for the Aga Khan Foundation (UK). He holds an MS in Technology and Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
ABYD AT SES 2019