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Elizabeth Wayman

Investor, Breakthrough Energy Ventures

2018 Business Award Winner

Libby Wayman is a business and technology leader with experience in research, product development, entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, and venture capital. She served as the Global Director of Innovation for General Electric’s (GE’s) Ecomagination strategy, in which GE invested over $20 billion in clean innovation and generated over $300 billion in revenue. In this role, Wayman led the development of physical and digital products, new business models, and global partnerships to address challenges in water, energy, and transportation. She also led GE strategy development in the energy sector and commercial development for the GE Ventures energy portfolio. Prior to GE, Wayman served as the Director for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative, where she worked across the Department and other agencies to establish a portfolio of new advanced manufacturing research and Manufacturing Innovation Institutes. Earlier in her career, she developed solar energy technologies at SunPower and Alion Energy, and she co-founded a company focused on energy and cold-chain infrastructure in Africa and India. Wayman has served as an ex-officio member of the Secretary of Commerce Manufacturing Council, co-founded the MIT Energy Club, and serves on the founding board of the Boston Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network. She holds a BS in Civil and Environmental Engineering and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT.