Colm Fay is the Private Sector & Investment Director at the Clean Cooking Alliance. He has expertise in enterprise scaling and partnership ecosystem development and has more than eight years of experience in international development including projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. Before joining the Alliance, he was the Energy Sector lead at the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan (WDI). There, he managed projects to identify enterprises developing innovative approaches to power generation and use and connect them with expertise, knowledge, and tools to develop commercially viable business models.
Prior to WDI, he managed the launch and implementation of an innovation fund for enterprises serving low-income populations in sub-Saharan Africa supported by the United States Agency for International Development and the United Kingdom Department for International Development. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Master of Science degree in natural resources, both from the University of Michigan. He earned his Bachelor of Arts (Mod.) in Information and Communications Technology from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.