John Bruce Wells has more than 25 years of experience in the design and management of innovative public-private alliances to manage social and environmental concerns. Based in Bangkok, he is currently the chief of party for Low Emissions Asia Development (LEAD), a $21.5 million regional training and capacity building program for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). LEAD is a regional initiative supporting countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia prepare and implement low carbon growth strategies.
Mr. Wells also helped lead efforts to launch the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) voluntary programs on climate change, including the ENERGY STAR® program, and was awarded a Citation of Excellence by the United Nations Environment Programme "in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the protection of the earth's ozone layer."
Mr. Wells has a bachelor's degree in Economics and Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences from Northwestern University.