Brian O'Hanlon

Brian O’Hanlon

  • Global Climate Finance

Brian is the Principal for the Rocky Mountain Institute’s Global Climate Finance program which engages financial institutions, public officials, and companies to attain market-led solutions to climate change.


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 developing countries. His team has developed a $5 billion pipeline of potential projects leading to over $1 billion in commitments to finance since 2016. Brian also spent seven years leading the U.S. Department of Commerce’s efforts to develop markets for U.S. renewable energy companies with a particular focus on China and India.


Brian holds an M.A. in International Relations from American University and a B.A. in Political Science and History from Pacific Lutheran University. He has also passed Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst exam.

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