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Alexa Thompson

Alexa Thompson

Alexa is a former manager in RMI’s US Program, where she lead RMI’s federal policy engagement on industrial decarbonization. Harder-to-abate industrial sectors โ€” including steel, cement, chemicals, aluminum, shipping, aviation, and heavy-duty road transport โ€” account for 30 percent of global emissions today, and require collaborative approaches between industry and policymakers to move toward net zero. Alexa focused on the role of policy in scaling cross-cutting technologies including clean hydrogen and carbon capture, as well as using public financing and procurement, to provide solutions in these sectors.

Background

Before joining RMI, Alexa was head of strategy for Australian cleantech startup RayGen, a developer of solar power and long-duration storage technologies. In that role, Alexa guided product and market strategy, raised capital, developed early customer relationships, and generally rode the exhilarating roller coaster of leading a cleantech hardware startup.

Prior to RayGen, Alexa worked at McKinsey & Company, serving clients across multiple sectors in Australia and New Zealand.

Education

BA, with Honors, University of Melbourne