Johanna Koolemans-Beynen is Senior Program Coordinator at the United States Energy Association (USEA), which represents the U.S. on the World Energy Council. Her current focus is on USAID-funded assistance projects for South Asian utilities, regulatory and government agencies, including the Greening the Grid Partnership with India and the South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Integration, which covers Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
Prior to joining the USEA she lived for a number of years in Mexico, where she worked for various universities in Mexico, including at the Tecnologico de Monterrey, the largest private university in Mexico, where she coordinated on-line training at the Institute for Global Sustainability (IGS), and coordinated climate change projects at the Center for Dialogue and Analysis on North America. She also taught International Economics at the Center for Investigation and Teaching in Economics (CIDE), and edits the English-language articles of Estudios Economicos, a publication of the Colegio de Mexico. Before that she worked in Paris, France and Washington DC on energy and telecommunications issues.
She obtained a Master’s degree from the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of Johns Hopkins University (Washington D.C.), and completed the coursework for a Master’s degree in Economics from the Colegio de Mexico. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.