The Global South is pissed off. And rightly so. Developing countries have borne the brunt of climate change and now COVID-19 related health impacts and economic contractions. While the Global North is ready to move onto a post-pandemic era, most countries in the Global South are still battling the pandemic…
Vikram Singh is a Director in the Cross-Program Impact Acceleration team at RMI, where he brings over 20 years of strategy, operations, and finance experience to resource issues at the interface of markets and global policy.
Vikram comes to RMI from the United Nations, where he held key policy positions, including the establishment of the organization’s first Enterprise Risk Management framework. In other capacities he was also charged with developing strategic funding strategies to facilitate the organization’s mobilization of $5 billion per year in combined resources in support of poverty reduction, resilience building, and income inequality issues, in coordination with key constituencies including senior political figures (head of state and cabinet level), multilateral institutions, and IFIs, such as the European Commission, civil society, and private-sector partners. Most recently, Vikram also served as Senior Adviser to the CFO of the United Nations Development Programme exploring, among other things, innovative financing models for the UN development system.
In addition to his time at the UN, Vikram also served as the first Co-Regional Director for Asia Pacific at 100 Resilient Cities (pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation). In this capacity, Vikram oversaw urban resilience strategies in 12 cities across the Asia Pacific region and was critical to developing Rockefeller’s national strategies on urban resilience planning in China and India.
Vikram began his career as an energy investment banker, which led him to positions in the executive offices of two Fortune 500 energy companies, where he dealt with financing and strategic issues related to energy trading, utilities, and power generation.
B.S., Finance & Economics, The George Washington University
MBA, International Business, The George Washington University
New York, NY