Dražen leads global urban development and energy efficiency (public) sector at DMA and GCF: his work is focusing on technical reviews of Concept Notes and Funding Proposals throughout the GCF project and review cycle; delivering strategic pipeline development with a strong emphasis on the Green and Resilient Cities globally, while contributing towards a broad policy deliberation, in a multitude of international forums, on cities and climate change; and challenges related to scaling up climate finance and transformative transactions. He is responsible for the GCF urban portfolio valued at $1 billion; while overseeing over 30 public sector projects at different stage of development, funding considerations and implementation; and actively engaged in conceptual work and community of practice on de-risking structures and transformative interventions in the global urban and energy efficiency context at the GCF.
Dražen is a former senior international staff of the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB); in his previous career he was a Director for Corporate Finance and Investment Banking with the Raiffeisen Banking Group (Austria); and a senior consultant in variety of resilient infrastructure development assignments across the Asia-Pacific and the Central & Eastern Europe region for the European Comission, the World Bank and the UNDP. He holds a dual, Dutch-Croatian nationality and is fluent in six languages. Drazen holds an MSc degree in Renewable Energy from the TU Vienna (Austria); a joint doctorandus / MBA degree from the Nijenrode University (the Netherlands) and a BA degree in Urban Sociology from the University of Zagreb (Croatia).