Brian O'Hanlon

Brian O’Hanlon

Managing Director
  • Climate-Aligned Finance

Brian leads the Climate-Aligned Finance Program at RMI, where he directs the organization’s work to accelerate change within the financial system and to mobilize capital for the transition to a secure, prosperous, and equitable global economy. In this role, he serves as the Executive Director of RMI’s Center for Climate-Aligned Finance and is a member of the Advisory Committee to the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero. A recognized leader on international climate finance and development policy, Brian is a member of the US Export-Import Bank Chair’s Council on Climate. He also served on the Biden-Harris Presidential Transition team, where he focused on the US International Development Finance Corporation and USAID.


Previously, Brian served as Managing Director of Business Development for OPIC’s Global Energy Group, where he led the group’s origination and account management for financing power projects in emerging markets and developing countries. He also spent seven years leading the US Department of Commerce’s efforts to develop markets for US renewable energy companies, with a particular focus on China and India.


M.A., International Relations, American University
B.A., Political Science and History, Pacific Lutheran University

Brian has also passed Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst exam.