Securing America's Future Energy

Rajesh Lakhiani

Founder and CEO, Athena Power

Raj Lakhiani is the founder and CEO of Athena Power, a Washington, DC based energy technology company providing low-cost/high functionality grid modernization solutions that improve resiliency and security of critical power infrastrcture. Prior to founding Athena Power, Raj worked at VC-backed CURRENT Group (acquired by Ormazabal), where he was VP and head of the North America Smart Grid business. Prior to joining CURRENT Group, he worked as an Investment Associate at Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), covering the energy and industrial space while working with a number of smart-grid startup companies. Raj began his career in energy working for Merrill Lynch Commodities in Houston where he supported the risk management and power trading desk. Raj has nearly 13 years of experience in the energy/utility space as an investor, operator, and entrepreneur. He received his BBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

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