Ruchi Soni is a Programme Manager at SEforALL. Ruchi has close to 15 years of experience in clean energy and decentralized last-mile electricity models. Prior to her role at SEforALL, she was the Manager of Energy Access at the UN Foundation, where she oversaw the Foundation’s involvement on mini-grids including the Mini-Grids Partnership and the Energy Access Practitioner Network. She has previously worked with the World Bank and ESMAP for close to a decade, where she was part of teams responsible for the design and scaling-up of commercially-viable and innovative business models for electricity access. She was also the program manager at wPOWER, a U.S Department of State initiative, where she directed program development, donor management and communication for wPOWER Hub’s impact.
Ruchi has worked on policy issues, authored several publications on energy issues and contributed to global knowledge flagship products at the World Bank, ESMAP – most notable in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
She has been involved in designing and implementing national-level energy programs in Africa (Tanzania, Kenya), Asia (India, Afghanistan, Fiji Islands), and Latin America (Mexico). She was also responsible for program coordination, and resource planning for various energy access related programs and analytical studies.