Riju Agrawal is an engineer, former policy analyst, and finance professional who hopes to use his cross-functional skill set to help develop solutions to the global energy challenge. He is currently on the Energy Private Equity team at The Blackstone Group, and was previously on the investment banking team of Morgan Stanley’s Global Energy Group. Riju graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University with a degree in Engineering Sciences, where he was co-founder and co-president of the Harvard College Global Energy Initiative and served on the board of the Harvard College Engineering Society. In 2011, Riju was selected to serve as a White House Intern, where he worked for the Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change to develop a report on Global Renewable Energy Policy. Riju has also had multiple internships with engineering firms in both the oil & gas and renewable energy sectors. In addition, Riju currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Spark Clean Energy, is a member of the Application Review Committee for South by Southwest Eco, is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, and was selected as a Future Energy Leader by the World Energy Council. Riju has also been accepted to Harvard Business School and is currently deferring his admission.