Vero Bourg-Meyer (she/her) serves as the Project Director for Solar and Offshore Wind at the Clean Energy States Alliance, where she supports the organization’s effort to develop impactful programs with U.S. state governments and the Department of Energy as part of the Scaling Up Solar for Under-Resourced Communities project and the Offshore Wind Accelerator Project.
Prior to CESA, Vero worked in various capacities at Yale University, including in case study research at the Yale School of Management, and as Program Director for Clean Energy at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment, where she built and managed a portfolio of clean energy programs, teams, and initiatives across the university. At Yale, Vero’s work focused on accelerating the financing and deployment of clean energy with an eye to equity and on building the capacity and knowledge of professional clean energy networks across the finance, policy, and technology landscape.
Prior to Yale, Vero practiced law, successively at international law firms Gide Loyrette Nouel and Hogan Lovells, in their project finance teams, with a focus on the development of large-scale energy infrastructure and public-private partnerships, for governments, multilateral financial institutions, and private sector clients. Vero has advised clients on structuring roughly $5.5 billion worth of infrastructure investments throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa, and North-East Asia.
She holds a Master of Environmental Management from Yale, with an environmental policy focus, a French DESS in International Trade Law (JD equivalent) from the Montpellier Law School in France, and a joint US LL.M/Chinese certificate from Tsinghua Law School in Beijing, China. Vero is a member of the New York bar and the Paris bar. On weekends, you can find her somewhere outside, running, gardening, or bushwhacking on skis in Central Vermont with husband Christian, and children Westley and Willow. They all enjoy a good knock knock joke and spicy food.