Co-President - Akshar Wunnava
Akshar is a student in the MBA Class of 2019 at Harvard Business School. Prior to HBS, he worked at McKinsey & Co., focused on the energy utilities, renewables, and chemicals sectors. He spent several months in Ethiopia working on their electrification strategy and utility operations. Prior to McKinsey, Akshar worked on two start-ups, BioBatts and PedalPower, which both aimed to provide electricity in off-grid villages in north India. Akshar holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering and Bachelors in Chemical Engineering and Economics from MIT.
Symposium Co-Chair - Bridget Nyland
Bridget is a student in the MBA Class of 2019 at HBS. Prior to HBS, Bridget worked for Air Products and Chemicals where she held various engineering and commercial roles. Most recently, she led business development efforts in which she applied industrial gas technology to help refiners produce more sustainably and renewable operators commercialize. Bridget spent the summer of 2018 developing new business models for unlocking the circular economy for recycled plastic at Dow. She is very passionate about the chemicals sector and its potential to responsibly produce the materials needed to tackle the hardest problems of the 21st century. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Villanova University.
VP Careers - Andrew Leonpacher
Andrew is a student in the MBA Class of 2019 at Harvard Business School. Prior to HBS, Andrew worked as a Facilities Engineer for Chevron’s Major Capital Projects Group in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico. He worked on all aspects of the project life cycle, including engineering, construction, and commissioning for Chevron’s largest Deepwater facility, Jack/St. Malo. Andrew graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.
VP Treks - Angela Hobart
Angela is a member of the 2019 MBA class at Harvard Business School. Prior to her MBA, she spent five years working in corporate finance, financial services and internal consulting in the technology sector for Dell, based in Austin, TX and Singapore. She interned in Asset M&A for NextEra Energy Resources and is interested in international and emerging market renewables development and project finance. A Virginia native, Angela graduated from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill with degrees in business administration and history.
VP Education - Elliott Edge
Elliott is a student in the MBA Class of 2019 at Harvard Business School. Prior to HBS, he worked at WPX Energy as a Reservoir Engineer focused on optimizing the development strategy of oil and gas properties in the Permian and Williston Basins. Before joining WPX, Elliott worked at Apache Corporation in a variety of technical, operational, and corporate engineering roles for both onshore and offshore assets. He spent the summer of 2018 working at a privately held industrial holdings company, evaluating investment opportunities and supporting portfolio companies in the upstream and downstream oil and gas services sectors. Elliott holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
VP Alumni - Joshua Levinson
Joshua is a student in the MBA class of 2019 at Harvard Business School. Prior to HBS, he worked at Anheuser-Busch Inbev in manufacturing management, logistics, and process improvement roles in locations around the US. Before Anheuser-Busch Inbev, Joshua was a Project Manager at the New England Consulting Group. Joshua holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tufts University.
VP Sustainability - Eric Moch
Eric is a student in the MBA Class of 2019 at Harvard Business School. Prior to HBS, he developed his business acumen by synthesizing nanocrystalline ceramics as a research scientist for Saint-Gobain, a large French building material manufacturer. Eric spent the summer of 2018 working in Tesla’s glass supply industrialization team in the Bay Area, where he studied the intimate relationship between tweeting and stock price volatility. He is the proud owner of a French passport and holds a Master in Quantum Physics from École Centrale Paris.
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