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Welcome Molly Singer and Aníbal de Almeida to CLASP’s Board of Directors

24 June 2014

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new members to CLASP’s Board of Directors, Molly Singer and Aníbal De Almeida. It is our pleasure to have Molly and Aníbal join our international team of scientific, environmental, regulatory, and business leaders, dedicated to CLASP’s  mission, vision, and values.

Molly Singer

Molly Singer has spent her career helping small and medium-size high-tech and not-for-profit organizations build sound finance and administrative operations.  She has worked as both a Chief Operating Officer and a Chief Financial Officer with responsibilities spanning accounting, finance, human resources, information technology and risk management. She is currently the Chief Financial Officer of California Environmental Associates, a consulting firm focusing on regulatory and environmental policy issues.  Prior to that, Ms. Singer was the founding CFO of ClimateWorks Foundation where she played an integral role starting up the new foundation.  Ms. Singer’s work in the not-for-profit sector also includes serving as Chief Operating Officer and CFO for the Research Libraries Group where she oversaw the merger with OCLC Inc., COO and CFO for the Shanti Project where she navigated this AIDS organization back to financial health, and as Interim Finance Director for the Global Fund for Women. 

Ms. Singer’s high-tech experience includes serving as a consulting CFO for Kranz and Associates where she guided early-stage start-ups and advised on funding. Her clients included YELP, AdMob, and Terracent – the latter two purchased by Google. Ms. Singer was also a CFO for several high-tech start-ups and successfully raised debt and equity financing.

Ms. Singer currently serves on the audit committee of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and is treasurer of the Rockridge Neighborhood Crime Prevention Council. She has a B.A. from Case Western Reserve University and an M.B.A in Finance from Columbia University.

Aníbal T. De Almeida

Aníbal De Almeida is a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Coimbra. He serves as the Director of Institute of Systems and Robotics, a non-profit organization focusing on applied research and technology transfer, leading the Energy Systems and Sustainable Development team and carrying out studies and projects for the European Commission. Additionally, he provides technical support to regional energy authorities in Europe and to the national energy agency in Portugal. Over the past 15 years, he has co-authored five books and published over 200 publications on the topics of energy efficiency for appliances, lighting, and motor systems. He was the Co-Chairman of the EEDAL - International Conference on Energy Efficiency in Domestic Appliances and Lighting in 2013. 

Mr. De Almeida has coordinated eight European energy efficiency projects and has been involved in several projects sponsored by UNDP and UNIDO in China, Latin America and in Africa.  Most recently, he has been consulting for Directorate General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission conducting analysis on energy efficient motors and drives, and providing training in industrial motor systems for United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s South Africa Industrial Energy Efficiency Project.  He has a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, University of London.