Meeting of the Minds Speaker

Kathleen O’Dell


Deloitte Consulting

Kathleen O’Dell, a certified Renewable Energy Professional and Carbon Reduction Manager, is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Energy & Sustainability practice.

She has 20 years of global experience in the gender-energy nexus, energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy sector reform, and private sector development in emerging markets.

Kathleen is author and presenter on various topics including smart cities, energy efficiency, energy analytics, and the gender-energy nexus at universities and conferences including the World Energy Engineering Congress; International Green Building Conference; Energy Efficient Buildings Workshop; and Economic Zones, Smart Cities, and New Urban Environments. She has managed and delivered projects for international assistance agencies in Bangladesh, Botswana, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Panama, South Africa, Tanzania, Ukraine, and West Bank.

Kathleen is Board Member and International Committee Chair of the Association of Energy Engineer’s Council on Women in Energy & Environmental Leadership, building momentum for the advancement of women in energy and environmental careers globally. She recently received the 2017 Emerging Game-Changer Award from TalentNomics for her work around women in energy.