Abyd Karmali is Managing Director, Climate Finance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and is point person for the bank’s new USD 10 billion Catalytic Finance Initiative. Mr Karmali has worked for almost twenty-five years on climate change, carbon markets, and climate finance. Before joining the financial sector in 2007, he worked in management consulting and had a short stint with the UN Environment Programme. Mr. Karmali was selected to serve as a private sector representative to the Board of the Green Climate Fund and also has advisory roles with the Capital Markets Climate Initiative and the UK Green Investment Bank . He holds an MS in Technology and Policy from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.