Based in South Africa, Susan has two decades of diverse emerging market experience across the energy, environment, and development finance sectors. She has been active in the power sector in Southern Africa since 2017 and currently serves as Chief of Staff for Power Africa – the U.S. Government’s flagship Presidential initiative for energy access in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Previously Ms Smith worked at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London as a member of the senior management team responsible for designing, implementing, and monitoring the EBRD approach to private sector policy reform and advocacy across sectors including sustainable energy regulatory reform, state-owned enterprise corporatization, local capital markets development, and vocational education for youth among others.