- Finance Catalyst
Júlio Monteiro de Castro
Julio has 33 years of experience in the field of renewable and rural energy in emerging markets. Over the last years, he worked mainly in Africa to increase energy access in rural areas, for instance with improved cookstoves, biogas, renewable electricity and mini-grids. Julio has led multidisciplinary teams for business and market development and has worked with banks and micro-financing institutions, setting up financing schemes to overcome the first-cost barrier to scale-up access to affordable clean energy technology.