Hongpeng Lei serves as Global Director, Climate at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF).

He joined CIFF in 2015 and he currently leads CIFF’s global portfolio on cities, transport, air quality, and cooling. He also oversees CIFF’s regional strategy and implementation in East and South East Asia, including China as CIFF’s China Chief Representative, working on energy transition, climate finance, cities and transport, air quality, food and land use, and China’s roles in global climate actions.

Prior to joining CIFF, he was the Director of the Energy Program in China for the World Resources Institute, focusing on renewable energy, energy efficiency, and low carbon city planning and demonstration. Hongpeng has both an engineering and a management degree.