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Richard Youngman

Richard Youngman

CEO, Cleantech Group
Richard Youngman is CEO of Cleantech Group and is based in London. He has been with Cleantech Group since 2008 as a Managing Director before becoming CEO in 2016. Richard has more than 20 years' experience researching cleantech innovation, venture capital markets, and global start-ups. He is a regular keynote speaker at major cleantech events and is the driving force behind the annual Global Cleantech 100, a list of the world's most promising private cleantech companies. Before joining Cleantech Group, Richard ran the research team at Library House, which discovered and collected the information about high-growth companies that underpinned that company's data, analytical, and event services. This followed nine years building a broad-based finance and research background with leading financial institutions such as ABN AMRO, Barclays Capital and BZW in the City of London. Richard obtained his MBA from Theseus Institute ' International Management Institute and his BA from the University of Cambridge.