Ruchi Soni

Ruchi is a Programme Manager at SEforALL where she leads the initiative on Results-based Financing and Universal Energy Facility.

Ruchi has over 14 years of experience in clean energy and decentralized last-mile electricity models. Prior to her role at SEforALL, she was the Manager of Energy Access at the UN Foundation, where she oversaw the Foundation’s involvement on mini-grids including the Mini-Grids Partnership and the Energy Access Practitioner Network. She has previously worked for the World Bank and ESMAP for nine years, where she was part of teams responsible for the design and scaling-up of commercially-viable and innovative business models for electricity access. She was also the program manager at wPOWER, a U.S Department of State initiative, where she directed program development, donor management and communication for wPOWER Hub’s impact.

Ruchi has worked on policy issues, authored several publications on energy issues and contributed to global knowledge flagship products at the World Bank, ESMAP. She has been involved in designing and implementing national-level energy programs in Asia (India, Afghanistan, Fiji Islands), Latin America (Mexico) and Africa (Tanzania, Kenya). She was also responsible for program coordination, and resource planning for various energy access related programs and analytical studies.