Ije Ikoku Okeke

Ije Ikoku Okeke

Managing Director
  • Global South

Ije is the MD of Catalytic Climate Capital, Global South, where she leads RMI’s efforts to mobilize, scale, and catalyze climate finance in global emerging markets. She also co-leads the Global South Program in the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa and works on cross-cutting initiatives with RMI’s Climate-Aligned Industries, Third Derivative, and Climate Finance Programs.


Ije brings over two decades of experience in private equity, infrastructure investments, and project development in the energy sector, where she has successfully originated and structured project finance, equity, and structured finance deals in excess of $3 billion at the International Finance Corporation, World Bank, Emerging Capital Partners, and CEC Africa Investment.

With a career devoted to fostering sustainable and inclusive growth across the United States and global emerging markets, Okeke’s contributions and thought leadership have led to board roles at several infrastructure companies, advisory board and investment committee membership of several private equity funds, and an advisory role at The Rockefeller Foundation and MIT Energy Initiative through their Global Commission to End Energy Poverty.

She lives in Washington, D.C. with her family.


MBA, Finance and Entrepreneurial Management, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
BSc, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University