Kristen Panerali

Head of Energy, Materials, Infrastructure Programme, Net Zero Carbon Cities, World Economic Forum

Kristen Panerali is the Head of Energy, Material and Infrastructure, and is heading the Electricity Industry, and programs on Electrification and Net Zero Carbon Cities. At the Forum, she works with business, government, and civil society to shape a more sustainable, just, and resilient economy

She has 20 years of experience in the government and energy-related private sector. Prior to joining the Forum in 2016, she worked in electricity sector strategy, acquisitions, project development and financing with the AES Corporation, AES Solar and SunEdison. In the early part of her career, Kristen worked at the White House during in various political roles at the National Economic Council and Office of Management and Budget. She has an MBA from IESE Business School in Spain.

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