Venki Venkateshwara is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting where he is a leader in the energy practice. Venki is a long-time industry professional and has worked in several energy companies and consulting firms. He has served as a Director of Strategic Initiatives with AREVA, a global nuclear and renewables player. He was also a Director of Strategic Planning at Consolidated Edison in New York. His consulting experience is broad and deep and includes several years at McKinsey & Company, Siemens Energy Business Advisory, and Enovation Partners. In recent years, Venki has worked with developers on a range of issues dealing with renewables and storage. Venki earned a PhD in Energy Management & Policy from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Wharton School. He holds an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology.