Richard Harrison

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About Richard Harrison
  • CEO, Smart Power
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Richard is the Chief Executive Officer for Smart Power Myanmar, a facility dedicated to catalyzing economic growth in Myanmar through improved access to reliable energy. With a background in investment banking, social marketing and international development, Richard has lived in Myanmar for a total of 9 years since 2002, and was Myanmar’s Country Director between 2013 and early 2018, leading one of Myanmar’s largest and most complex integrated development portfolios.

Smart Power was founded in May 2018, and is financed by the Rockefeller Foundation, and managed by Pact, a global non-profit agency based in Washington, DC, and with a large presence in Myanmar. Smart Power Myanmar’s Founding Members include The Rockefeller Foundation, The World Bank, USAID and Yoma Strategic Holdings.