Leila Yim Surratt
Leila leads strategy and engagement for P4G, the Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals 2030 initiative. P4G brings together business, government, and civic organizations to incubate and accelerate innovative public-private partnerships in five key areas: food/agriculture, water, energy, cities, and circular economy. In this capacity, Leila is responsible for engaging partner countries, businesses, financiers, and civil society to support the goals of P4G, including through P4G’s country platforms, partnerships, Board of Directors, and global summits.
Prior to joining P4G, Leila served as interim-CEO and chief operating officer at the Center for Clean Air Policy, where she led their efforts to support developing countries in Latin America and Asia to develop and implement their climate commitments (NDCs) in the clean energy, energy efficiency, waste and transport sectors. Leila also directed CCAP’s research and policy analysis on climate finance and policy development, and previously managed CCAP’s domestic Climate Policy Initiative— a multi-stakeholder dialogue that focuses on developing pragmatic solutions for climate change in the U.S.
Leila brings a breadth of experience from both the government and private sectors. She has in-depth knowledge of air quality regulations, climate and energy policies. She also has extensive experience with industry and stakeholder outreach. She previously worked at the U.S. EPA in Texas, and in the Administrator’s Office in Washington DC where she evaluated all major air quality rules prior to promulgation. In addition to her policy experience, Leila brings with her a range of private sector expertise, having worked in a number of industries as a management consultant for Bain and Company, and as a software product manager at McKesson-HBOC.
Leila holds an MBA from Stanford University, where she focused on public and private sector initiatives relating to the environment. She received her BA in economics with high honors from Yale University. She is passionate about hiking, the National Parks, and spending time with her husband and three children.