Oil Change International is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy.
Oil Change International (OCI) is a research, communications, and advocacy organization focused on exposing the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitating the ongoing transition to clean energy. Rooted in community solidarity and principled policy analysis, we work within larger movements to build a fossil free future.
Founded in 2005, Oil Change International now has a talented, experienced, and dedicated international team of twenty, backed by hundreds of thousands of supporters. We are data driven and people powered.
Elizabeth Bast is the Executive Director of Oil Change International. She has over 20 years of experience working at the intersection of environmental and social justice issues, pressuring governments and financial institutions to protect the climate, the environment, and communities.
Technology & Data Manager
Charlie is the Technology and Data Manager at Oil Change International where he leads our efforts to build and maintain the tools to bring about a just transition to a clean energy system that leaves no one behind.
Global Policy Campaign Manager
Romain Ioualalen is the Global Policy Campaign Manager at Oil Change International where he works to build the political conditions for a just and equitable phase out of the fossil fuel industry globally.
Vickal Khadka is the Operations Manager at Oil Change International, where he supports the organization’s administrative, financial, and fundraising needs and ensures the smooth functioning of OCI’s Washington, DC office.
Senior Communications Officer
Aneesa Khan is the Senior Communications Officer at Oil Change International and she supports content creation as well as the development of innovative products and tools to support the dissemination of those materials.
Silje Ask Lundberg
Silje Ask Lundberg is a Senior Campaigner at Oil Change International where she leads the work on a just and managed decline of North Sea oil and gas production.
Matt Maiorana is Oil Change International’s Communications Director, where he manages the organization’s communication efforts and infrastructure.
Africa Program Director
Thuli Brilliance Makama is Oil Change International’s Africa Program Director, providing strategic direction and campaign support for the organization’s work in Africa. Thuli works closely with civil society organizations and other stakeholders in the Africa region to shift energy finance towards clean energy access and to expose the impacts of fossil fuel projects.
Public Finance Analyst
Claire O’Manique is the Public Finance Analyst at Oil Change International, where she works to shift public finance away from fossil fuels and to a just clean energy transition.
Alex Ortiz is a Communications Officer at Oil Change International, where he supports the Communications Team and is working to accelerate the youth climate movement in its just transition to a world free of fossil fuels.
As Oil Change International’s Development Director, Lopa Pal leads the organization’s fundraising efforts across the organization.
U.S. Program Manager
Collin Rees is the U.S. Program Manager at Oil Change International working to stop the expansion of the fossil fuel industry, support grassroots resistance against dirty infrastructure, end public support for oil, gas, and coal, and wind down fossil fuel production with a just and equitable transition.
Contributing Editor, Priceofoil.org
When not blogging for Oil Change, Andy is a freelance writer and journalist specializing in environmental issues. He has written about the oil industry and climate change for twenty years and his books include: ‘The Next Gulf’ and ‘Green Backlash’.
Operations & Finance Director
Susan Rubinstein is the Operations & Finance Director at Oil Change International, where she manages administrative, financial, and fundraising activities.
Lorne Stockman is the Research Co-Director at Oil Change International, where he researches and analyzes developments in the North American oil industry.
Global Industry Campaign Manager
David is the Global Industry Campaign Manager at Oil Change International. His work focuses on building public support for a managed decline to wind down fossil fuel production, with a just and equitable transition.
Kelly Trout is the Research Co-Director at Oil Change International, focusing on pathways to rapidly and equitably phase out oil and gas production.
Global Public Finance Campaign Co-Manager
Bronwen Tucker is the Global Public Finance Co-Manager at Oil Change International, focusing on shifting public finance and subsidies towards a fair and 100% renewable future.
Laurie van der Burg
Global Public Finance Campaign Co-Manager
Laurie is the Global Public Finance Co-Manager at Oil Change International. Her work focuses on ensuring a just transition through moving governments and financial institutions away from continued financing and permitting the expansion of oil and gas.
Asia Program Manager
Susanne Wong is the Asia Program Manager at Oil Change International. She works with an international and Japanese-led coalition to end the Japanese government’s financing of coal.
Stephen Kretzmann founded Oil Change International in 2005 in order to educate about the true impacts of fossil fuels, to conduct research, education, and organizing to hasten the transition to clean energy.
Japan Finance Campaigner
Makiko Arima is a Japan Finance Campaigner at Oil Change International, where she works with Japanese and international civil society organizations to end Japan’s public financing of fossil fuels.
Senior Media Specialist
Valentina Stackl is the Senior Media Specialist at Oil Change International, where she works to tell impactful stories with affected communities at the center to help move the dial on the climate crisis.
Director of People and Culture
As the Director of People and Culture at Oil Change International, Kristine Suh leads the charge on ensuring all employees of OCI have a equitable, safe, and fun environment by focusing HR, culture, JEDI, team growth and employee engagement.
Regional Programs Director
Mahir Ilgaz is Oil Change International’s Regional Programs Director. Mahir has been an avid climate and energy transition proponent for nearly twenty years. He started out as an EU policy expert, specializing in energy, climate, and environmental policies.
Mariam Kemple Hardy
Global Campaigns Director
Mariam Kemple Hardy is Oil Change International’s Global Campaigns Director, specializing in developing and leading diverse coalitions.
Shucheeta Shrestha Tamrakar
Shucheeta Shrestha Tamrakar is an Accounting Associate at Oil Change International, currently based out of the Washington DC office. In this capacity, Shucheeta provides invaluable support in managing the organization’s administrative and financial activities to optimal levels of efficiency and effectiveness.
Tiana Robles is the Operations Associate at Oil Change International and provides administrative and logistical support for the Operations team.
Executive Director, ActionAid USA
Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation
Executive Director, Bandaloop
Renato Redentor Constantino
Executive Director, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (ICSC)
John Durkalski, Treasurer
Partner, Butsavage & Durkalski, P.C.
Leslie Harroun, Chair
Senior Fellow for Strategic Initiatives, Democracy Collaborative
Jonathan G. Kaufman
Executive Director, Advocates for Community Alternatives
Melissa B. Mills, Secretary
Genetic Counselor, Stanford Children’s Hospital
Analía Penchaszadeh, Vice Chair
Organizational Development Practitioner and Facilitator
Deputy Executive Director, Rainforest Action Network