Dr. Mao Amis

Executive Director

Dr. Amis is the Co-founder and Executive Director of the African Centre for a Green Economy. He holds an MSc and PhD in Conservation Biology from the University of Cape Town and has more than 15 years’ experience in the green economy sector in Africa and globally, as a researcher and thought leader. He advices on a range of issues including climate finance, low carbon development, inclusive business models, corporate sustainability strategies, water stewardship among others.

Between 2016- 2019, Dr. Amis was an Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town and he currently serves as an external examiner for the MBA programme at the Said Business School, University of Oxford.

He also serves on various Boards including the South African Renewable Energy Business Incubator (SAREBI), the Freshwater Research Centre, and the Table Mountain Fund (TMF) as a non-Executive Director.