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Suleman Khan

CEO and Founder, Swell Energy

As CEO of Swell Energy, an energy and grid services company, Suleman directs Swell’s project development, project finance and grid services efforts. In the decade prior to launching Swell, Suleman worked within renewable energy and structured finance, productizing solar and energy storage applications for the residential and commercial markets. Suleman helped establish new energy divisions within various companies, including Tesla, NRG and FirstSolar, and assisted in launching a number of renewable energy and consumer finance startups.

Suleman previously worked on the structured credit products desk at Citigroup, as well as within Citigroup’s investment banking division and Prudential’s alternative investments group. Suleman also served as Senior Advisor to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission under the Obama administration’s safeguard initiatives. Prior to his capital markets work, Suleman worked within the microfinance sector with global and regional organizations, including the UNDP and the Zimbabwe Association of Microfinance Institutions.

Suleman has an academic background in financial engineering and political science and has served as an advisor to various energy access and water reclamation initiatives.