IIEC Recent News
John R. Mollet - New Chairman of the IIEC Board
IIEC is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John R. Mollet as Chairman of IIEC's Board of Directors, to succeed Mr. Rob Pratt, effective from 1 June 2019. Mr. Mollet has been engaged with IIEC as a board member for the past 16 years and will be working with the IIEC team to pursue sustainable energy and environmental programs in developing countries and countries in transition.
Mr. John R. Mollet, is currently an advisor on sustainable energy strategies and partnerships, focusing on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and universal access to electricity. Besides being Chair of IIEC, Mr. Mollet also serves on the Board of CLASP and on the steering committees of other energy efficiency organizations.
From 1998 through 2012, Mr. Mollet was Vice President at the International Copper Association. In this role, he was responsible for partnerships with governments, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, foundations and corporations. He coordinated global strategies and initiatives mainly around sustainable energy but also building construction, technology, health, environment, and sustainable development.
Prior to 1998, Mr. Mollet held management positions at Bekaert and Sefar corporations (respectively, Belgian and Swiss headquartered companies). He was responsible for a wide variety of markets and technologies including steel-reinforced tires, plastics, electromagnetic interference shielding, and precision filtration e.g. for medical, pharmaceutical, aerospace, and automotive applications.
Outgoing Chairman Rob Pratt – Appreciation
Robert L. Pratt, one of the founding members of IIEC in 1984 and has served a total of 22 years as Chairman of the IIEC Board of Directors, vacated his position as the Chairman in May 2019. Rob intends to continue development activities with the IIEC, primarily in EE and RE initiatives.
Rob has been a national and international leader in clean energy for more than 40 years, as a for-profit and non-profit entrepreneur, a clean energy funder, and a governmental leader and has been a policy leader in energy efficiency and renewable energy for much of his career. Mr. Pratt is the founder and Chairman and until recently the CEO, of GreenerU, a company dedicated to helping colleges and universities become climate leaders while reducing energy, water and infrastructure costs. He was the founder, Chairman, and CEO of Energia Global International (EGI, now Enel Latin America), a company that became one of the leading renewable energy companies in Central America. From a startup in 1991, EGI became the largest private power company in Costa Rica through the development, financing and construction of high head hydroelectric and wind projects, with substantial power and distribution assets in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Chile.
Prior to GreenerU, Rob was the Senior Vice President of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation, where he led foundation initiatives focused on energy efficiency policy and financing innovations. He also served as Director of the Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust, a major fund promoting the development of renewable energy projects as well as clean energy economic development in MA. Rob was a former board member of the Alliance to Save Energy and currently serves as the Chairman Emeritus, Advisory Board member of the American Council on Renewable Energy; Executive Committee and Executive Committee and board member of the New England Clean Energy Council.
The IIEC Board of Directors, management and staff are appreciative of Rob’s contribution to IIEC’s mission over 3 decades and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.