Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer of Clean Line Energy, Jayshree Desai oversees all company operations including strategy, planning, budgeting, finance, legal and human resources. Jayshree also leads negotiations for all commercial arrangements, including transmission service agreements, acquisitions and partnerships, equipment supplier agreements, and construction contracts. In addition she interfaces with Clean Line’s Board of Directors on company progress and milestones, capital needs, and investment opportunities.
Jayshree draws from an accomplished background in the wind energy industry to provide leadership at Clean Line. Before joining Clean Line, Jayshree was CFO of Horizon Wind Energy where she was responsible for corporate and project finance, accounting, tax, and information technology. As CFO, she led Horizon Wind Energy through its sale to Goldman Sachs in 2005, the subsequent sale to Energias de Portugal in mid-2007, and the IPO of the renewables subsidiary in 2008. Prior to working at Horizon Wind Energy, Jayshree was a Director at Enron responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions and previously was a consultant for McKinsey & Company. Jayshree received a BBA from the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the Executive Board of KIPP Houston and on the board of the Wind Energy Foundation.