Pintian Chen

Pintian Chen

Senior Associate
  • Global South

Pintian is an associate with the Energy Transition Academy (ETA) within the Global South Program. He works on developing the Global Fellowship Program to support capacity development and experience exchange in the Global South. Pintian is passionate about using design and storytelling to create a deep impact on human experience.


Pintian worked with the Utility Transition Finance and Global Coal Transition Initiatives within the Carbon-Free Electricity Program. Before joining RMI, Pintian worked for the Clean Energy Finance team at Connecticut Green Bank and at GreenMax Capital Advisors on solar finance in Africa. While in graduate school, he worked as a summer associate at Hudson Sustainable Investments, where he focused on sustainable infrastructure and technology investment. Pintian developed his interest in energy and international development at the United Nations Development Programme, where he monitored and evaluated development projects in energy and environment.

Pintian is from Chengdu, a city with spicy Sichuan food that is home to pandas in Southwest China. Pintian is exploring filmmaking and enjoys traveling. He is learning French at the French Institute Alliance Française.


MPA, Energy and Environment, Columbia University
B.A., Economics, Renmin University of China