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Hervé Touati is a Managing Director at the Rocky Mountain Institute. He focuses his work on disruptive business models and technologies in the electricity sector and mechanisms to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy by large corporations. He is also advisor for and/or angel investor in cleantech startups in Europe and North America.
Hervé held several senior positions at E.ON, Germany’s leading utility. He was global MD of the solar and biomass businesses at E.ON Climate & Renewables. He founded and was the first CEO of E.ON Connecting Energies, E.ON’s distributed energy business. E.ON received the prize of “Best European Greentech Company” in 2013 for his work. Earlier, Hervé served as a leading expert and advisor for the energy sector with McKinsey & Co.
Hervé received a M.S. in Mathematics from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from U.C. Berkeley. In his early engineering career, he authored more than 20 technical papers, was recipient of one IEEE Best Paper Award and one US patent.