Who we are.

The Leadership Group for Industry Transition (LeadIT) gathers countries and companies that are committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement. It was launched by the governments of Sweden and India at the UN Climate Action Summit in September 2019 and is supported by the World Economic Forum.

LeadIT members subscribe to the notion that energy-intensive industry can and must progress on low-carbon pathways, aiming to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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LeadIT members have committed to action to achieve the Paris Agreement.

The Secretariat.

The LeadIT Secretariat is responsible for managing the work of the Leadership Group and is hosted by Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI).

Per Andersson

Head of Secretariat

per.andersson@sei.org
+46 73 805 5412

Robert Watt

Global Engagement Lead

Somya Joshi

Global Strategy Lead

Aaron Maltais

Policy Lead

Felipe Sanchez

Country Partnerships Lead

Eileen Torres Morales

Analyst

Erik Olsson

Research Associate

Nadia Mondini

Policy Coordinator

Yani Wang

Program Manager

Jane Birch

Communications Lead

Per Andersson

Per Andersson

Head of Secretariat

per.andersson@sei.org
+46 73 805 5412

Per has 20 years of experience in policy making and multilateral partnerships, having worked as a civil servant in Sweden, the UN and the EU on issues including sustainability and innovation, industry policies, as well as climate and environmental affairs.

 

Within LeadIT, Per heads the Secretariat, coordinating its work to ensure LeadIT is reaching the objectives set and agreed upon by its Board and its Members. Per also initiates and develops partnerships and oversees LeadIT’s strategic direction.

Robert Watt

Robert Watt

Global Engagement Lead

Robert leads global engagement work with both countries and companies for the LeadIT Secretariat. Over the last ten years, he has lead communications and engagement capacity building efforts and developed effective science-policy communication methods that are focused on results and the needs of stakeholders.

Within the LeadIT Secretariat, Rob is responsible for implementation of the LeadIT Summit and development of industry transition dialogues bringing together country and company members.

Somya Joshi

Somya Joshi

Global Strategy Lead

Somya leads strategic work at the LeadIT Secretariat with a focus on climate and global agendas. She is an expert in decision making support, stakeholder engagement, technology and process innovation towards realizing the sustainable development goals. Her research has focused on technological innovation, particularly in how it translates data & systems science into transparency and accountability in governance.

 

 

Aaron Maltais

Aaron Maltais

Policy Lead

Aaron is the Policy Lead within the LeadIT Secretariat. Aaron is a policy and finance expert with twenty years of experience working on climate and sustainability transitions and engaging with private and public actors.

 

Within LeadIT, Aaron works together with LeadIT Members from government and industry on policy issues for supporting industrial transitions globally. 

Felipe Sanchez

Felipe Sanchez

Country Partnerships Lead

Felipe leads the Secretariat’s efforts to suppport two parallel industry transition partnerships between the governments of India-Sweden and Brazil-UK. He brings his expertise in policy development and identifying policy implementation issues.

 

Eileen Torres Morales

Eileen Torres Morales

Analyst

Eileen is an Analyst within the LeadIT Secretariat. With experience in both industry as well as research, her focus is on building knowledge to ensure that governmental, industrial and corporate choices are based on scientific evidence.

 

Within LeadIT, Eileen carries out data analysis on the state and the pace of heavy industry transition and builds on and further develops our Green Steel Tacker and our Green Cement Technology tracker.

Erik Olsson

Erik Olsson

Research Associate

Erik is a research associate and as part of the LeadIT secretariat Erik works with policy and research within the field of decarbonization.  He has co-written several publications in the public sector aimed at providing a knowledge base and analysis of the state of the energy sector.”

Nadia Mondini

Nadia Mondini

Policy Coordinator

Nadia is a Policy Coordinator at SEI Headquarters – Energy and Industry Transitions Team, Global Agendas, Climate and Systems Division. Within the LeadIT Secretariat, Nadia facilitates international multi-stakeholder collaboration to accelerate the transition to Net Zero in heavy industry and hard-to-abate transport sectors.

Yani Wang

Yani Wang

Program Manager

Yani works as the program manager at the LeadIT Secretariat. In addition to coordinating across the initiative to help meet the program objectives, she works to support the strategic program development to boost coherence, effectiveness, and impact. Her work cuts across all three strategic pillars of LeadIT and she actively engages with partners and members to ensure successful and impactful execution of program activities.

Jane Birch

Jane Birch

Communications Lead

Jane leads the Secretariat’s global communications efforts. Her role is to drive impact for the work of LeadIT through communications plans, providing strategic advice to help maximize the global influence.

 

Within the LeadIT Secretariat, Jane is responsible for planning and developing communications activities on industry transition in collaboration with LeadIT members and partners.