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Olivia Azadegan

CATF’s Olivia Azadegan honored in Forbes 30 under 30

May 18, 2022 Work Area: Carbon Capture, Zero-Carbon Fuels

Clean Air Task Force is proud to share that Olivia Azadegan, CATF’s Energy Transition for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), was named to Forbes Europe 30 under 30 list for her work to advance decarbonization in the MENA region. 

“Olivia is leading truly groundbreaking work, and has established herself and CATF as one of the leading voices spurring the low-carbon transition in the Middle East and North Africa,” said Kurt Waltzer, Chief Executive Officer at Clean Air Task Force. “We’re thrilled to see Forbes recognize her leadership, and hope this honor will shine a spotlight on the importance of developing decarbonization strategies tailored to the needs of regions like the Middle East and North Africa.” 

Azadegan was honored in the manufacturing and industry category, which highlights professionals whose work creates the products, methods, and materials of tomorrow. Azadegan leads CATF’s work to develop integrated decarbonization policies with a focus on zero-carbon fuel markets and carbon capture and storage programs. Azadegan joined Clean Air Task Force in 2021 and has grown the zero-carbon fuels and carbon capture and storage programs across the Middle East and North Africa, advancing opportunities for the region to become a world leader in carbon management and zero-carbon fuel production and export.  

“I’m honored and humbled to be recognized alongside such an impressive group of leaders,” said Azadegan. “The Middle East and North Africa have a critical role to play in global decarbonization efforts to address climate change, and it’s encouraging to see this work highlighted and supported by Forbes 30 Under 30 list.” 

Learn more about Azadegan and read her recent blog on the potential to grow carbon management in the Middle East and North Africa. 

Press Contact

Troy Shaheen, Communications Director, U.S., Clean Air Task Force, [email protected], +1 845-750-1189

About Clean Air Task Force

Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a global nonprofit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. With 25 years of internationally recognized expertise on climate policy and a fierce commitment to exploring all potential solutions, CATF is a pragmatic, non-ideological advocacy group with the bold ideas needed to address climate change. CATF has offices in Boston, Washington D.C., and Brussels, with staff working virtually around the world.  

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