Peter George is the Director, Enterprise Development and Investment with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. An energy-focused investment professional, he has held a number of positions both as principal investor and advisor. Most recently, he created and led the Advisory Services group at GVEP International, a business strategy and investment advisor focused on off-grid and distributed energy solutions in Africa. Prior to GVEP, he was an investment professional for ArcLight Capital Partners, a leading energy-focused private equity firm with $10B under management and based in Boston. Peter started his career in the investment banking group at Merrill Lynch, where he focused on energy sector transactions. He is currently actively involved in a number of start-ups, and sits on the Board of NewLight Africa, a pay-as-you-go solar company operating in Kenya. Peter holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with a finance specialization from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.