Michael Eckhart serves as Managing Director of Institutional Clients Group at Citigroup. Eckhart served as the president of Solar International Management, Inc. He works with Citi’s corporate, investment, public and private sector clients to better understand their challenges and objectives related to environmental matters and to take advantage of market opportunities. He was the Founding President and a Director of the American Council On Renewable Energy. Eckhart was the Co-Head of the North American Secretariat of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership. He has over 25 years experience in renewable energy, power generation and finance.
From 1989 to 1996, Eckhart served as the President of United Power Systems. He is also a member of the Steering Committee of the REN 21 global policy network. Eckhart serves as a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the American Solar Energy Society, and the International Solar Energy Society. He serves as a Director of SIM’s SolarBank Program. Eckhart also serves as a Director of Advanced Energy Systems Ltd. and Co-Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy. He is a Member of Advisory Board of Hudson Clean Energy Partners, since April 23, 2009. Eckhart holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.