[Guest Speaker - WiRA x PSSEA Regional Gala Night]
Claire Marie Yvonne Lee, Head of the Renewable Energy Division; ORIX Metro Leasing and Finance Corp; Vice President, Philippine Solar and Storage Energy Alliance. Ms. Claire Marie Yvonne Lee started her career in the renewable energy in 2009, with early exposure to biogas power plants. Her first foray into solar technologies was through rural electrification where she and her team distributed and installed over 10,000 solar home systems in the off-grid areas of the Philippines. Claire worked with DOE and the World Bank program, as well as numerous micro-financing institutes and foundations, to be able to help the government achieve its electrification targets. Together with USAID, Ms. Lee led the group that installed the very first pure renewable energy hybrid power plant in Palawan. Claire has also spoken in several local and international forums in the field of renewable energy and women empowerment.