Climate Impact Partners, a leading carbon finance organization with more than 25 years’ experience in the voluntary carbon market, announces ShanMae Teo as Chief Financial Officer - unlocking the power of carbon finance to drive the scale and impact of climate action.
ShanMae has more than 20 years’ experience across a range of different industries, from banking, consumer, media, and technology, to theatre, and has spent the past seven years as CFO – working as a key business partner to CEOs to set and deliver strategic objectives. At Climate Impact Partners she will work alongside the CEO, Sheri Hickok, and the Senior Management Team, to continue the company’s growth and pioneering work in the carbon markets, including its work with investors to develop high-impact opportunities to support the transformation to a low carbon global economy.
Throughout her career, ShanMae has used her knowledge and experience to develop organizations’ strategic growth plans, including as CFO of the largest global live theatre company, Ambassadors Theatre Group where she expanded the organization via several critical acquisitions. Her most recent role was as CFO to global market research company Third Bridge Group. She has worked as a private equity and venture capital investor at Providence Equity Partners and M/C Venture Partners, focusing on consumer, media, and technology sectors, and in roles in strategy consulting and investment banking, including at Bain & Company.
She is currently an independent non-executive board director of Moonpig Group PLC and a trustee of the urban opera company, Opera Holland Park.
“The need for climate finance is more urgent now than ever before. It has a pivotal role to play in the global transition to a low-carbon economy – improving health and livelihoods and restoring a thriving planet,” says ShanMae CFO. “By putting a price on carbon and funding the highest quality projects, we, alongside our climate-leading clients and inspiring project partners, will continue our relentless drive to deliver 1 billion tonnes of emission reductions by 2030. It is incredible that my skillset will now play a role in achieving this, and I feel inspired and energized to maximize the impact we can have.”
“As we take Climate Impact Partners to the next vital stage of impact, ShanMae’s ability to understand both the macro and micro environment will be critical - helping us to shape strategy and operational decision-making,” says Sheri Hickok, CEO of Climate Impact Partners. “People are everything to an organization and extraordinary results can be achieved when you bring a diverse range of skills together. Shan Mae’s appointment bolsters the amazing talent we have across Climate Impact Partners, and I am excited to work alongside her as we continue to pioneer the growth of the voluntary carbon market.”
Shan Mae’s appointment follows that of new Chief Executive Officer Sheri Hickock. Both join an experienced executive team including Managing Director, Global Client Solutions Saskia Feast, Director of Global Sourcing Dan Thompson, Chief Commercial Officer Eugene Doyle, Chief Marketing Officer Rebecca Fay, Chief Commercial Officer, Americas Eric Bennett, Global Director of Project Management Rachael Nutter, and General Counsel Erika Anderson.
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