Managing Director of Climate
Kartick Kumar leads climate investing at King Philanthropies. He heads strategy development, deal sourcing and origination, investment due diligence, financial structuring and manages a portfolio of high-performing ventures addressing the challenges of climate change.
Kartick has two decades of investment and operations experience in frontier markets across Asia, Europe and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East and North Africa. Previously he held a range of senior roles within the World Bank Group, the International Finance Corporation, the OECD, the private sector (private equity/venture capital), and the Multilateral Engagement sphere (G20, UN).
Kartick brings a particular focus on decarbonization and energy transition issues. Over his career, he has led investments and mobilized patient capital into growth-oriented companies working in renewable energy, climate tech, nature-based solutions, and deep decarbonization. Moreover, he has worked with governments and international financial institutions to set carbon pricing and green banking standards, expanding the range of financial instruments in these areas and channeling global capital flows to renewable energy opportunities in key emerging markets.