Andrew Chen

Andrew Chen

  • Climate-Aligned Industries

As the principal for aviation decarbonization at RMI, Andrew leads the aviation team’s work to accelerate the path to net-zero air transport by catalyzing investment and production in high-quality sustainable aviation fuel. This includes the development of a universal sustainable aviation fuel certificate book and claim system and associated standards, frameworks, and guidance.


Andrew is a passionate sustainability change leader and decarbonization expert with over 15 years’ experience in net-zero carbon and sustainability strategy development, environmental impact assessment, and emissions modeling and management.

Previously, Andrew served as head of emissions strategy for Heathrow Airport where he developed and embedded climate change and air quality strategies to help position the airport as a global leader in sustainability.

In addition, Andrew has advised major global brands in aviation, food production and packaging, and motorsports on topics including net-zero target setting and the Science Based Targets initiative, supply chain decarbonization, and stakeholder engagement.


MSc, Environmental Monitoring, Modeling, and Management, Kings College London
BA, Environmental Studies and Conservation Biology, Lewis & Clark College