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Dr. John E.H. Ryan

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Board Member

Local Address: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, United States
Global Environmental Institute

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • BA
    Tulane University
  • PhD
    The University of Warwick's Business School
  • MA
    University of Texas at Austin
  • B.A.
    Tulane University
  • M.A.
    University of Texas at Austin Research
  • M.A.
    Institute for Latin American Studies
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The e3V team includes Ayesha ..., 1 Feb 2013 [cached]
The e3V team includes Ayesha Grewal , Dr. John E.H. Ryan , and Prakash Joshi.
Dr. John E.H. Ryan, Advisor : John currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Environmental Institute (GEI) based in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA. As a Advisor to e3V John brings to the Company over 20 years' of experience working on the start-up phase of cottage-scale sustainable rural ventures (SRVs) in low income rural regions. John has hands-on experience in incubating, structuring, incorporating, financing, and/or managing cottage-scale SRVs in rural Brazil, Central America, China, Eastern Caribbean, India, Nepal, the Pacific Islands, and Peru.
Global Environmental Institute Americas | Board, 5 Aug 2011 [cached]
Dr. John E.H. Ryan
Dr. John E.H. Ryan
Dr. Ryan is a Director on GEI's Board.
John has 20 years experience promoting entrepreneurship in the sustainable agriculture and energy sub-sectors in the context of 14 developing countries. He has managed incubation, finance, policy, institutional strengthening, and capacity building projects and programs for nonprofit and for-profit concerns directed at supporting local entrepreneurs in the design and development of business ventures that open opportunities for environmentally sound pathways to economic opportunity in rural regions in emerging economies.
From 2007 to 2010, John served as both the CEO of GEI and Director of GEI-A operations. John developed GEI-A and designed and managed a portfolio of enterprise-centric technical assistance, capacity building, and finance programs for the organization. These programs aim at helping local entrepreneurs in the Indian Himalayas, the Peruvian Andes, and mountains of Sichuan and Yunnan in China to create and grow new businesses that offer socio-economic returns to low-income populations while preserving the ecosystems they depend on for their livelihoods. As a technical guide at GEI-A, John assisted entrepreneurs in strategic planning for and the creation and introduction of innovative processes in new artisan food ventures as well as in the development of new products, operations to support their creation, and activation and refinement of value chains.
Prior to GEI, John served as the Director for Finance and Policy with the Energy and Security Group where he developed and managed energy enterprise assistance, policy, and finance programs in China, the Caribbean, India, and Brazil and as a Program Officer for Winrock International where he oversaw the Clean Energy Group's global projects in policy, finance, and enterprise incubation as well as the India portfolio. John has worked as an independent management and technical consultant/advisor on sustainable energy and/or agriculture projects for multiple clients including private foundations, USAID, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the World Bank. Early in his career, John was the Deputy Director of a Washington-based trust fund focused on providing first stage financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency ventures in developing countries. He was instrumental in the fund's creation and managed its day-to-day operations and Central America portfolio. John also served as the Associate Director for the export council representing the renewable energy industry in the U.S. and the Solar Energy Industries Association.
John is an active serial entrepreneur and has placed his own capital at risk in and co-managed a series of social entrepreneurial endeavors based in Asia. John holds a PhD from The University of Warwick's Business School, a MA from the University of Texas at Austin, and a BA from Tulane University. He has conducted academic research on strategic planning, decision-making, and top management teams in the start-up phase of social enterprises operating in rural regions of emerging economies as well as on the local political, biological, and socio-economic conditions that play a role in the development of these ventures. John has worked and studied extensively in northeastern Brazil, Central America, and northern India and has served on the Board of for-profit companies in India and China as well as the Small-scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund (
Directors - E3V, 21 Mar 2008 [cached]
The Managing Directors of e3V are Ayesha Grewal and John E.H. Ryan.
Mr. John E.H. Ryan is a co-founder and Managing Director of Environment Energy and Enterprise Ventures (e3V).Mr. Ryan manages strategy, capital raising, and new market development for e3V and directs the firm's investments in renewable energy-based micro-scale, rural organic fruit and vegetable processing ventures in India, northeastern Brazil, and southwestern China.Mr. Ryan's work in the northeast of Brazil includes management of a program that works with micro-scale organic farmers to form self help groups and establish micro-credit operations to finance renewable energy applications for processing their produce.In southwestern China, Mr. Ryan is working with local farmers to establish the business and financial structures for an organic produce marketing venture in Lijiang, Yunnan.Finally, in India Mr. Ryan co-founded Kurmanchal Organic Ventures (KOV) and leads KOV's work on organic apple juice processing.Mr. Ryan also serves as a Director for the US-based Energy and Security Group where he is responsible for the firm's finance portfolio in Brazil and the Caribbean, including the design of a multi-million dollar guarantee fund for peri-urban clean energy ventures in Brazil and the United Nations Foundation-sponsored Caribbean Solar Finance Program providing on-lending facilities, credit officer training, and consumer awareness campaigns to support credit union financing of solar hot water systems in the Eastern Caribbean.
Prior to starting e3V, Mr. Ryan managed Winrock International's multi-million dollar global portfolio in renewable energy policy and finance and had lead responsibility for the India and Central America programs for Winrock's Clean Energy Group.Mr. Ryan's work with Winrock included the design and establishment of the management, operational and due diligence procedures for the USAID-sponsored Accelerated Renewable Energy Commercialization Program (ARECOMM) and the ARECOMM debt facility; lead management of the Solar Finance Capacity Building Initiative, a two year training program on lending for renewable energy applications, overseeing the training of over 1,000 bankers from 37 banks in southern India; structuring of a Mauritius-based private equity fund for investment in renewable energy ventures; the crafting of legislation in Guatemala to encourage private investment in independent, renewable energy-based generation assets; and the development of a biomass-to-ethanol exchange program between India and Brazil.
Before joining Winrock, Mr. Ryan served as a deputy program manager for a management consulting firm where has was responsible for developing innovative financing modalities to support investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency ventures in Brazil and India.In the early 1990s', Mr. Ryan co-founded and co-developed the operational and due diligence procedures for a Washington, DC-based investment trust fund which financed the initial stage of renewable energy ventures in Central America and developed and managed the investment portfolio for the fund.Mr. Ryan also provided consulting services in assisting governments in the region to structure an investment fund and better define policy to encourage such investments as well as serving as an advisor to and member of the negotiating team for President Clinton's NSC team having responsibility for developing sustainable energy framework in Central America as part of the Summit of the America Accords.Mr. Ryan began his career as the Associate Director for Communications with the Solar Energy Industries Association where he as responsible for briefing association members on and developing programs for member's interests in the multilateral and bi-lateral financial and donor institutions based in Washington.
Mr. Ryan holds a BA in biology and political science from the institute for Latin American Studies at Tulane University, a MA in economics and finance from the Institute for Latin American Studies at the University of Texas in Austin, and is currently in his final year of a PhD program in finance at the University of Warwick's Business School.
S3IDF, 1 Mar 2010 [cached]
Dr.John E.H. Ryan
John formerly served on the GEI Board. In 2007 he accepted the challenge to develop GEI-A's operations. For the last two years, John has built a successful practice at GEI-A which assists entrepreneurs in Asia and Latin America to develop sustainable rural ventures (SRVs) that help conserve ecosystems and reduce poverty.
John has spent over 20 years promoting the development of SRVs which engage innovative commercial practices that utilize ecosystem assets in a manner which provides an incentive for their sustainable management and offer economic opportunities for low-income rural populations. John has managed capacity building, incubation, and finance programs focused on supporting the creation and growth of SRVs in more than 15 countries, including such diverse venues as Brazil, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, China, Grenada, India, Peru, and St. Lucia.
Prior to joining GEI-A, John served as the Director for Policy and Finance with the Energy and Security Group; as a senior Program Officer with rural policy and finance responsibility for Winrock International; as a management consultant with Hagler Bailly / PA Consulting specializing in work with USAID on facilitating the development and financing of RE/EE ventures; as the Deputy Director and co-founder of a Washington, DC-based investment trust that offered pre-feasibility funding and start-up phase finance for RE/EE ventures; and as the Associate Director for two RE trade associations. John also served as an advisor to the Clinton Administration's National Security Council in negotiating the Summit of Americas Accords and as a consultant to World Bank on rural RE operations.
John has placed his own capital at risk in, served on the Board for, and co-managed nascent SRVs in Asia, including: an artisan organic food processing company in the Indian Himalayas which produced India's first and only organic apple juice as well as organic conserves, jams, butters, and pickles; a New Delhi-based investment and advisory company specializing in developing commercial activities to strengthen sustainable agriculture and energy practices; and an organic agriculture company based in Lijiang, China.
John holds a PhD from The University of Warwick's Business School in England where his research at the Centre for Management Under Regulation focused on top management team dynamics in start-up SRVs. John also has a M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin with research at the Institute for Latin American Studies sponsored by the Ford Foundation and centered on entrepreneurship in solar electrification programs in the sertao region of Alagoas, Brazil and a B.A. from Tulane University's Institute for Centre for Latin American Studies with research concentrated on ethno botany in land use management in Brazil's Amazon Basin.
John serves on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit and for profit organizations.
Dr. John E.H. ..., 12 June 2010 [cached]
Dr. John E.H. Ryan Associate Executive Director for S3IDF-US. John has 20 years of experience in designing and managing programs that support the development of small-scale sustainable agriculture and renewable energy enterprises that benefit the rural poor in developing countries. From 2007 to 2010, John served as both the CEO of the Global Environmental Institute (GEI) and the Director of GEI-Americas operations. John created GEI-A and developed a portfolio of enterprise-centric technical assistance, capacity building, and finance programs for the organization aimed at assisting local entrepreneurs to develop sustainable businesses that create value for low-income populations in the Indian Himalayas, the Peruvian Andes, and mountains of Sichuan and Yunnan through innovation in sustainable agriculture and the activation and development of artisan food production assets and associated value chains. John now serves on the Board of GEI. Read more
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