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Cecilia Tam

Head of Energy Investment Unit, IEA

Cecilia Tam is Head of the Energy Investment Unit at the International Energy Agency. She has held a number of leadership positions at the IEA including Head of the Energy Demand Unit and Special Advisor to the Executive Director since first joining the agency in 2006. Cecilia was also responsible for the development of the IEA Energy Technology Roadmaps Programme and is an expert in clean energy finance, energy efficiency, energy technology deployment and innovation. 


From 2019 to March 2023, Cecilia led the development and implementation of the OECD’s Clean Energy Finance and Investment Mobilisation Programme that works with major emerging economies to improve finance for energy transitions. From 2015 to 2017, Cecilia was Special Advisor at the Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC) in Tokyo where she was responsible for managing APERC’s research programme. 


Cecilia began her career as a Financial Analyst in Chile before moving to Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. In her role as a Senior Equity Research Analyst covering Latin American utilities, she has worked on numerous privatisations and equity offerings. 

Cecilia Tam
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