Layalee Ramahi is the Regional Coordinator for North America at UNEP FI. She is engaged with industry leaders and the finance sector in North America to assist in implementing banking, insurance, and investment activities. Her role consists of developing the UNEP FI sustainable finance programme with members in the region, facilitating knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning and supporting the adoption of the sustainable finance agenda, and working with members to address regional priorities.
Layalee is a business strategy and sustainability professional, with over 16 years of experience in the financial industry including market analysis, strategy, and product and business development. With an MBA in Banking and Finance and executive certification in Sustainable Business Practices and Management from the University of California – San Diego, Layalee specializes in developing sustainability strategies focused on sustainability integration and impact management.
Before joining UNEP FI, Layalee worked as an Associate Director with a sustainability consultancy in the United States working with clients across different industries on ESG strategy, reporting, and climate risk assessment. Layalee also has working experience in the Middle East, in the UAE, Egypt, and Jordan in business strategy and financial markets.