Frédéric Asseline

Former Principal Climate Change Specialist
Profile / Bio: 

Frederic will work within the SDCC team primarily on climate finance; he will assist with securing external funding sources and with supporting ADB operational teams in structuring climate change projects and in formulating programmatic country engagements. Frederic has 20 years international working experience in project and program management, with expertise in the energy sector (renewable and urban energy), climate finance, and sustainable urban development. He has experience in new project development, investment lending supervision and in large trust fund management. Frederic has spent over 15 years in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and has worked in Southeast Asia and in the Pacific Islands. Prior to joining the ADB Frederic was a Program Director for Urbanizationwith GIZ China*. He has held staff positions at the World Bank in Washington and in Beijing as a Senior EnergySpecialist. Frederic has also worked in the renewable energy sector based in the PRC with AEA Technology (United Kingdom) and with Integration Energy & Environment (Germany). Frederic is a dual national from Germany and France. He obtained graduate and post-graduate law degrees from Paris XI University (France), an MA in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (United States) and a Dual Executive MBA from INSEAD (France/Singapore) and the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University in Beijing (PRC).

He left his position in ADB in August 2021.


Title Date Learning Materials Topic
ADB Business Opportunities (Climate Change) 24 November 2020 Slides Climate Change
Climate Resilient Infrastructure 07 October 2020 Slides Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation with a focus on the Water and Energy Sectors 30 September 2020 Slides Climate Change
ADB Business Opportunities (Climate Change and Sustainability) 23 September 2020 Slides Climate Change
Climate Change and Financing 15 March 2018 Slides Climate Change, Environment, Finance
External Sources of Financing for Sustainable Cities 29 June 2017 Slides ADB Administration and Governance, Finance, Governance and Public Sector Management, Urban Development