Mr Jeffrey Beyer
Jeffrey is Managing Director of Zest Associates, a UAE-based sustainability consultancy focused on business and government strategy, cleantech innovation, and green finance. He specializes in forming new programs and initiatives to accelerate solutions like hydrogen, energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable food systems. Jeffrey has launched innovation programs for utilities and multilateral banks, established national cleantech Centres of Excellence, and delivered projects in 20 countries. He authored a landmark study on financing a green transition in the Middle East, assessed the environmental impact of $17.2 trillion of COVID-19 stimulus, and was instrumental in founding the UK's first cleantech Venture Capital fund as public-private partnership, now capitalized with £100 million. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Psychology, and a Masters in Environmental Change & Management from Oxford University.