Riham ElGizy

Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund

Chief Executive Officer, Voluntary Carbon Market

Riham has over 20 years of international experience dedicated to impact related investments through her extensive work as a leader in mergers and acquisitions, as well as strategy and business development experience. She was formerly head of Saudi Aramco’s Investment valuations and structuring, the function responsible for advising and formulating investment decisions for corporate and executive management, as well as government institutions. Prior to joining Saudi Aramco, she spent 16 years with BP in North America and North Africa. Riham has a track record in originating and executing energy, clean technology, and renewable energy transactions across the globe. She has advised strategy and investment boards and led negotiations with governments and privately held institutions. Riham is a Sloan fellow MBA (MIT Sloan School of Management) and during her time in MIT, worked on projects promoting sustainable economic growth in emerging markets through the deployment of innovative technology solutions and climate change simulations. She is currently director of the Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM), launching the first voluntary carbon market in the region and leading the single-largest carbon credit auction to ever take place.

Sessions With Riham ElGizy

Thursday, 9 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 06:30 pm - 09/mar/2023 07:00 pm

    Technologies and Market Structures to Help Scale-up the Voluntary Carbon Market

    The VCM has been seeing unprecedented growth over the past 5 years – with expectations by many stakeholders in continued expansion to meet the demand for emissions reductions. Are the structures and approaches that got us to this point adequate to ensure continued growth and development? What new technologies or approaches can make a difference, in terms of transacting, measurements, verification, etc?