Jeffrey Beyer is Managing Director of Zest Associates, a UAE-based sustainability consultancy focused on new innovation initiatives, green finance, and cleantech matchmaking. He specializes in forming new programs to accelerate hydrogen, energy efficiency, renewable energy and breakthrough low carbon technologies.
Jeffrey has worked in over 20 countries, launching innovation programs for utilities and multilateral banks and establishing national Centres of Excellence for renewables and energy efficiency. He has authored landmark studies on accelerating the clean hydrogen industry in the UAE and financing a green transition in the Middle East , and was instrumental in founding the UK's first cleantech Venture Capital fund, now capitalized with £100 million. He holds undergraduate degrees in Economics and Psychology, and a Masters in Environmental Change & Management from Oxford University.