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Ethan Schwartz

Senior Consultant, Anglophone and Lusophone Africa

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Ethan is a civil engineer with a master’s degree in international relations. He has six years of multidisciplinary experience in energy, infrastructure, and climate finance in emerging markets.

At CPCS, Ethan manages various impactful projects. These include developing a distribution investment plan in Somalia and advising on the optimal project structure to attract capital for a bus rapid transit system in Ghana.

Before joining CPCS Ethan at JCM Power, focusing on the development of solar and wind projects in Africa and Asia. He also contributed to the Green Climate Fund, supporting programming in the Asia-Pacific region.

Ethan has lived in Canada, Spain, Korea, Malawi, and South Africa. He speaks English, French, and Spanish. 


  • Master of Arts, International Relations, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Spain 
  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Civil Engineering, University of Ottawa, Canada  


Canada’s top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders of 2022, Corporate Knights

3 fun facts: 

  • Travelled to more than 110 countries 
  • Has played guitar with the rock band The Poor Decisions, and is a classically trained trombonist 
  • Enjoys exercising and has run four marathons, including an ultramarathon 

Contact Ethan

P: +1-613-237-2500