Rachel Kyte is Chief Executive Officer of the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforAll) and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy for All.
A leading advocate for sustainable development, Ms. Kyte is focused on affordable, reliable and sustainable energy as the key to combating both poverty and climate change. Ms. Kyte drives SEforAll’s work to mobilize action towards its 2030 goals of ensuring universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix. As Special Representative for the Secretary General she is the point person in the UN for action towards the recently agreed global goal on sustainable energy. She is a Professor of practice in sustainable development at Tuft’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and holds a master’s degree in international relations from Fletcher, and a bachelor’s degree in history and politics from the University of London.