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Who We Are

Our experienced team with its diverse background and industrial capabilities is dedicated to ensuring access to safe water and clean energy for the emerging and frontier markets.

We have the experience and expertise to engineer bespoke solutions to support corporate social responsibility requirements in clean energy and safe water across the emerging and frontier markets. We attribute our success to our team’s commitment, industry experience, and work culture. Our team benefits from the collective work of multi-cultural and multi-lingual capabilities.

SVB Green Access is a non-profit organization based in Washington DC. It was created and founded by Dr. Sara Vakhshouri. 


Dr. Sara Vakhshouri
Founder and President

•  Founder and president of SVB Energy International, a strategic energy consulting firm.
• 20+ years of extensive experience in global energy market studies, energy security, and geopolitical risk.

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C. Derek Campbell
Senior Advisor

• 25+ years experience in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe across energy, infrastructure, and defense.
• Serves on the U.S.-Africa Advisory Committee of the Africa Energy Chamber as well as the Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee of U.S. Export-Import Bank.

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John Barbieri, RSSA
Senior Advisor

• CEO of Natural Resource Corporate International (NRCI) for 17+ years.
• Focuses on Renewable Energy, Water Treatment technologies, and Maritime Transportation of Bulk Water.


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About us

A non-profit organization striving to provide an affordable and inclusive energy program to areas in which energy poverty exists.