Amy Zhao


With a background in energy and utilities, Amy joined CEV to focus on commercializing early-stage industrial decarbonization technologies. She brings her passion for community-building to find, connect, and support entrepreneurs and investors in this ecosystem.

Amy started her career in Houston as a management consultant at Strategy& PwC, where she primarily specialized in power and utilities clients across the country. Her experience includes a variety of projects related to operational efficiencies and regulatory analysis – ranging from major organizational restructuring for large Investor Owned Utilities, to process and governance design for climate tech startups. Following this experience, she worked with Edison International’s corporate strategy and VC team in the summer leading up to her MBA, evaluating innovations around green hydrogen applications and utility asset management.

Amy holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she invested for the Stanford Impact Fund and served as co-president of the GSB Energy Club. She graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.

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