Greentown Labs Community Board Member
Founder and CEO of Intention
Nisha Desai is the Founder and CEO of Intention, a startup company democratizing investment in climate infrastructure. As an entrepreneur and executive, she has a long track record of innovation and change in the energy industry. She has previously worked in six energy-related startups, including Ridge Energy Storage, Tessera Solar, and ActualSun, where she was co-founder and CEO. Ms. Desai’s previous corporate roles include serving as the Vice President, Distributed Generation for NRG Energy and several years as a management consultant with the energy practice of Booz Allen Hamilton (now Strategy&, a PWC company). She is a former board member of the Puerto Rico Public Power Authority (PREPA) and the Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance, and she currently serves on the boards of Greentown Labs, Pythias Inc, BikeHouston and on the Advisory Council of HARC. Ms. Desai holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Political Science and Economics from Yale University.