The Mission Possible Partnership Announces its first ever CEO, Matt Rogers to scale industry and transport decarbonization.
The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP) has announced Matt Rogers as its first ever CEO. Formed just over a year ago this appointment comes at a critical moment in time for MPP to further deliver on its mission to decarbonize some of the most carbon intensive industry and transport sectors in the world.
Matt Rogers’ appointment by MPP’s board effective from 1st February follows a rigorous search which included a number of outstanding internal and external candidates. Co-Executive Directors of MPP, Faustine Delasalle, Director of the Energy Transitions Commission, and Anthony Hobley, Executive Fellow at the World Economic Forum, will continue to serve MPP during the coming months to ensure Matt’s successful onboarding and integration to the MPP family at this critical time.
Matt is a highly respected global energy and sustainability leader with more than 30 years’ experience. Much of his career has focused on the role technology and innovation play in restructuring markets. Previously, Matt was a Senior Partner with McKinsey & Company, leading their Electric Power, Oil and Gas and Sustainability practices over time. He has a proven track record of advising corporate boards as they seek to capture growth opportunities and manage the risks in the energy transition.
Matt Rogers (pictured) commenting on his new role as CEO of MPP, said: “I have admired the work of MPP led by Co-Executive Directors, Faustine Delasalle and Anthony Hobley, and its partners. In a short space of time MPP and its partners have put these hard to abate sectors on the global agenda as part of the solution. Glasgow highlighted how collaboration within and across sectors can accelerate technological innovation, infrastructure development, sound policy formulation, demand aggregation, and capital formation breakthroughs, that will be critical over the next decade to put the global economy on the path to net zero by 2050. I am excited to be part of the MPP family to work with the board and team to unlock action within these critical, hard to abate sectors. Working together in partnership, I am confident we can drive the biggest impact. For me these sectors are all about delivering tangible opportunities.”
Charlotte Pera, Vice President for Strategy and Programs at the Bezos Earth Fund, speaking on behalf of the MPP board, said: “The MPP is focused on the crucial task of accelerating progress across seven carbon-intensive sectors in industry and transport, and the clock is ticking. We are delighted that Matt is joining the MPP as CEO and confident that his leadership and experience will help the Partnership drive durable change in the real economy.”
Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director at the World Economic Forum and Head of the Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, added: “Coming out of the Davos Agenda discussions, CEOs are focused on delivering on their climate commitments. We are excited to work with Matt and the MPP team to grow and unite the ecosystem of public- private engagement needed to keep within 1.5. Matt is the perfect partner to take MPP and its community on the next stage of the decarbonization journey in these critical economic sectors.”
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