Tessa Williams Robertson – CTEC2018

Tessa Williams Robertson

Tessa Williams Robertson

Tessa Williams Robertson

Head, Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Unit, Office of Vice-President (Operations), Caribbean Development Bank

Tessa Williams-Robertson has been a development banker for more than 35 years. She held the position of Director of Projects at the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) from 2009 until her retirement in September 2013. During this period, she also acted as Vice-President (Operations). Williams-Robertson returned to CDB in January 2014 to establish the Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency Unit (REEEU) in the Office of the Vice-President (Operations). She is currently the Head of the Unit, which promotes renewable energy and energy efficiency interventions in CDB’s 19 Borrowing Member Countries. Under Williams-Robertson’s leadership, the Bank’s Energy Sector Policy and Strategy was approved; energy security was given priority in the CDB Strategic Plan 2015-2019; and the importance of appropriate resource mobilisation has been emphasised. During her CDB tenure, she has represented the Bank on the Boards of LIAT, West Indies Shipping Corporation and Corporación Interamericana para el Financiamiento de Infraestructura, S.A. (CIFI). Williams-Robertson holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Howard University, Washington, D.C.


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