Nana Menya Ayensu
Nana Menya Ayensu is an engineer and energy investment strategist.
Most of his career has been spent at the intersection between technology and business, linking fundamental science, computational modeling, finance, and commercial strategy. Of particular interest is accelerating the development of novel and appropriate energy technologies in emerging markets.
He is currently an Assistant Vice President of Investment Strategy with GE’s Energy Financial Services business, which supports the development of energy infrastructure projects. But before that, he has worked at GE’s Global Research Center, designing solar cells and technoeconomic models of energy systems. The latter additionally involved to advise our new businesses through the evaluation, selection, and marketing new products and business models. Thereafter, he led several technology partnerships which connected private equity-owned middle market companies to GE, thereby leveraging open innovation to support product development and differentiate GE Capital from competitors in the marketplace. He has also helped the World Bank develop on strategies to promote the commercialization of clean energy technologies in economically less developed countries.
He received a Bachelors Degree (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Harvard University and a Masters Degree in Materials Science from Stanford University.
Nana continues to be extremely blessed for all the strong and inspirational female role models in his professional and personal lives.