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Ned Harvey

Managing Director
  • Industry and Heavy Transport

Ned Harvey is a Managing Director at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI). He leads RMI’s Program focused on heavy transport, energy-value chains, and commodity supply chains. He is integrally involved in initiatives focused on aviation; trucking, shipping & freight, mining, and oil and gas.


Ned’s 10-year tenure at RMI leverages his twenty years of diverse business leadership experience. Prior to leading the Industry Program, Ned led the execution of the institute’s acquisition of the Carbon War Room. Prior positions at RMI include serving as the institute’s Chief Operating Officer, Program Director for the Solar Market Transformation Program and Head of Development.

Ned also founded and led several Renewable Energy Development companies and served as an executive for a global consultancy. In his early career, Ned spent eight years as an officer in the United States Navy, serving aboard nuclear submarines and in the Tomahawk cruise missile program office.

Ned received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego. Ned serves on the boards for the Harvard Business School Club of Colorado and the Colorado Clean Tech Industry Association.


MBA, Harvard Business School

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering,University of California at San Diego.

Ned serves on the boards for the Harvard Business School Club of Colorado and the Colorado Clean Tech Industry Association.


Boulder, CO



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