Patrick Willems has been an Operations Officer for the International Finance Corporation for the past 6 years. He aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a continuous basis by developing a sustainable renewable energy market in Russia. He is always looking at ways for private sector investment. Willems is also a project manager for the Russia Renewable Energy Program where he supports and endorses various enabling policies and market infrastructure. Previously, he worked with ICF as a consultant, collaborating with the European Union and the Russian Ministry of Industry and Energy to put into effect a renewable energy policy on a national level. Willems has been living in Eastern Europe for more than 20 years now and is proficient in 5 languages.