Esohe Denise Odaro
Esohe Denise Odaro
Chief Sustainability Officer
PAI Partners

Denise joined PAI in 2022 as Head of the ESG & Sustainability team. She is responsible for developing PAI’s sustainability strategy and creating value through sustainability initiatives in the portfolio.

Denise joined from The World Bank Group’s private sector arm IFC, where she spent over 11 years based in the US and Europe. She was Head of Investor Relations & Sustainable Finance Coordination and chaired both the ESG Capital Markets Integration and Sustainable Finance Committees. Denise also served as Chair of the global Green, Social and Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles Steering Committee under ICMA. Denise started her career in the UK, working for Goldman Sachs, GE Capital and Lehman Brothers in various capital market roles.

Denise holds an MBA in Finance from Cornell University and a MSt in Sustainability Leadership from the University of Cambridge. She is an alumna of the Emerging Leaders Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.