Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison

Richard Harrison

CEO, Smart Power Myanmar

Richard is the Chief Executive Officer for Smart Power Myanmar, a uniquely positioned platform managed by Pact that is dedicated to catalyzing economic growth in Myanmar through improved access to reliable energy. With twenty years of professional experience in investment banking, social marketing, journalism and international development in multiple countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, Richard has successfully led in the design, funding and evaluation of impactful development programs. With his significant sector expertise and a particularly strong track record of building relationships with high-level government as well as private and public stakeholders, Richard currently leads a team of dedicated professionals at Smart Power Myanmar to develop and implement integrated approaches for improving livelihoods through decentralized energy access. Richard served as Country Director for Pact Myanmar from 2013 to 2018.


  • Investment banking

  • Public health social marketing

  • Rural electrification

  • NGO strategy & leadership