Xiao fuses a background in Development and International Relations with expertise in policy analysis and partnership building.
She takes the lead in the development of a flagship project on Green ICT and Energy Efficient Datacentres under the UN U4E umbrella. Her hands-on experience in engaging Fortune 500 companies in energy and development projects lends her a unique insight into effectively brokering public-private partnerships.
She also possesses a strong background on energy access issues, derived from her engagement in the Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development, which is a UN Environment facilitated knowledge network for promoting sustainable energy and South-South and North-South knowledge exchange.
Xiao is a Chinese national. Before working at UNEP DTU Partnership, she has held positions at WWF as policy analyst for Danish International Development Agency’s energy planning project in Vietnam and at Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Attaché to the UN Climate Conference.