Jayshree Desai, Board Chair

As Chief Operating Officer of Clean Line Energy, Jayshree Desai oversees all company operations including strategy, planning, budgeting, finance, legal and human resources. Jayshree also leads negotiations for all commercial arrangements, including transmission service agreements, acquisitions and partnerships, equipment supplier agreements, and construction contracts. In addition she interfaces with Clean Line’s Board of Directors on company progress and milestones, capital needs, and investment opportunities.

Clean Line’s mission is to connect abundant, renewable energy resources to areas that have a high demand for low-cost, clean energy. Clean Line is developing a series of transmission projects to move renewable energy to market.

Jayshree draws from an accomplished background in the wind energy industry to provide leadership at Clean Line. Before joining Clean Line, Jayshree was CFO of Horizon Wind Energy where she was responsible for corporate and project finance, accounting, tax, and information technology.

Prior to working at Horizon Wind Energy, Jayshree was a Director at Enron responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions and previously was a consultant for McKinsey & Company.

Jayshree currently serves on the Executive Board of KIPP Houston and chairs the Wind Energy Foundation board.

She received a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.