Sara Jane Ahmed is the Founder of the Financial Futures Center, hosted in Aroha. She serves as a Finance Advisor to the Vulnerable Group of Twenty (V20) Ministers of Finance.
She is also a member of the Task Force on Climate, Development and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the board of the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and the advisory board of various institutions including the Global Renewables Congress and Climate Smart Ventures.
Sara Jane provides advisory support to governments and relevant partners on the energy transition and financial protection strategies. She was previously an energy finance analyst for IEEFA covering the Philippines market and an investment advisor for private equity groups specialising in originating and structuring energy opportunities.
Sara Jane received the 2021 Climate Breakthrough Project Award. She holds an MS in finance from the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester, a BA in economics and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Knox College.