Full Name
James Whittaker
Job Title
Founder & CEO | President | Chairman
GreenTech Energy | Cayman Renewable Energy Association (CREA) | Cayman Islands Energy Policy Council (EPC)
Speaker Bio
James Whittaker is a Caymanian by birth with degrees in Banking, Accounting and International
Finance. He is President of the Cayman Renewable Energy Association (CREA), Chairman of the
Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC), a member of Cayman’s Energy Policy
Council (EPC), co-creator of the Carbon Offsets Program, developer of Project Green School as
well as the Founder of GreenTech Energy, the Cayman Island’s largest clean energy provider
with projects and operations around the Caribbean.
James also has an extensive background in finance; having spent 19 years working in Cayman,
Bermuda and New York in various management and executive roles. His last post prior to
entering the renewable energy sector was as a senior regulator with the Cayman Islands
Monetary Authority (CIMA), holding the post of Deputy Head of the Investments Division;
having supervisory responsibility for the world’s largest grouping of hedge funds.
James helped to draft the Cayman Islands National Energy Policy (NEP) which was passed
unanimously by Parliament in 2017 and he now sits on the committee charged with oversight
of its implementation. A frequent speaker at renewable energy and climate change
conferences in the region, James brings a unique blend of analytical thinking and practical
problem solving from his careers in the public, private and regulatory sectors.
He is the father of two young girls and is relentless in his determination to ensure a sustainable
and prosperous future for his children, his country and all future generations.
James Whittaker