Founder & CEO, elms consulting
Maya has a wealth of experience working with global clients to accelerate the deployment of market based solutions for sustainable social and economic growth in communities, with a key focus on working with islands to increase their resilience, demonstrating solutions which are both replicable and scalable.
Maya’s approach is to demonstrate that there can be no more business as usual, and that the private sector can and should play a key role in the implementation of development programmes, leading to the scaling of sustainable solutions. Maya’s work brings together key ﬁgures in sustainability, including Government leaders, philanthropists and a number of high proﬁle industry leaders.
Maya’s passion for entrepreneurism is underpinned by development of projects and solutions for islands, working with local start ups committed to demonstrating the full breadth and depth of natural resources; she is also the Director of an energy start up in Saint Lucia.
Working with governments to demonstrate will and commitment through policy, Maya aligns partners and work programmes to connect vision with execution of low carbon development pathways, identifying the commercial opportunities these present to stimulate the market and catalyse the ﬂow of private capital to support implementation of projects which drive local capacity building and job creation- and bringing together the stakeholders that can make this happen.
Founder, GreenTech Group; Founder and President, Cayman Islands Renewable Energy Association (CREA); Founder, Project Green School
Vice President, Customer Service and Technology, Caribbean Utilities Company, Cayman Islands
Minister of Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure, Cayman Islands
Sustainability Coordinator, NCB Group
Head, Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Unit, Office of Vice-President (Operations), Caribbean Development Bank
Deputy Premier and Minister for Natural Resources & Labour, British Virgin Islands
Chairman and CEO of VikingPeak Energy
President, OTEC International LLC, and CFO, The Abell Foundation, Inc.
Director of Energy, Government of Bermuda
CEO of the Utility Regulation and Competition Office of the Cayman Islands (OfReg)
CEO of HOMER Energy
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Caribbean Basin, for Tantalus Systems
Programme Manager for Energy and Head of the Energy Unit at the Caribbean Community Secretariat
Former Minister for Sustainable Development, Saint Lucia
Vice President and Head of Community Development, Dart Enterprises