Managing Director, Accenture
Melissa is Accenture’s Global Lead for Renewables and Energy Transition Services with over 26 years in the utilities and energy industry. She has authored more than 40 papers and articles over the last 14 years and worked across Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East.
Melissa has an MBA from Northwestern University and a BSc from the University of California at Berkeley. She served as Assistant Chair of Technology for the US National Petroleum Council study, Advancing Technology for America’s Transportation Future. She holds a patent for the “Real-time S-curves” tool that uses science and engineering drivers to estimate the cost evolution of nascent technologies. She is a Fellow of the U.K. Energy Institute and Chairs the Energy Institute’s Electricity Board. She is a member of National Grid ESO’s Technology Advisory Council. She is an Energy and Materials Platform Fellow and the Project Director for Accenture’s support and collaborations with the World Economic Forum on System Value, Industrial Clusters, Net Zero Carbon Cities, Hydrogen, and Managing Investments in the Clean Energy Transition in Emerging Economies. Melissa was recently appointed by Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm as a new member of the US National Petroleum Council.