Head of European Regulatory Affairs & Government Relations, First Solar
Leah Charpentier heads the European advocacy and regulatory efforts of First Solar, a leading and innovative provider of global photovoltaic energy solutions.
At First Solar, she is responsible for developing and implementing EU and national advocacy strategies. She is also actively involved in the company’s sustainability and European business development efforts.
With over 10 years’ experience in the Brussels advocacy environment, Leah Charpentier has an expertise in EU climate, chemical and waste legislation. Before joining First Solar, she worked for Goodyear, and in this role represented the tire industry on a number of EU expert groups.
She is Chair of the American Chamber of Commerce’s Environment Committee, and Vice Chair of SolarPower Europe’s Strategy Committee.