Marina is a graduated economist with almost 20 years of project finance and distributed renewable energy finance experience. In October 2022, Marina joined IKEA Foundation as Programme Manager for the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP), an alliance of philanthropy, entrepreneurs, governments in emerging and developed economies, and technology, policy and financing partners.
Before joining IKEA Foundation, Marina worked at the Dutch entrepreneurial development bank FMO in the Netherlands for almost 17 years. During this period, Marina was involved in various infrastructure and renewable energy related programmes and projects in a diversity of emerging markets. With her extensive financial experience, Marina brings valuable insights and strategic vision to Water Unite.