Founding director Energy Democracy Initiative
Tasneem Essop is the founding director of the Energy Democracy Initiative in South Africa. Prior to this, she headed the climate work in WWF International. She is also a commissioner in the National Planning Commission of South Africa. Before joining WWF in 2008, she held the positions of provincial minister of the environment, planning and economic development and provincial minister of transport, public works and property management in the Western Cape province of South Africa.