Jimmy Jia

Member of the Board

Term: Sept. 2018 – Sept. 2020

Founder/CEO, Distributed Energy Management

Jimmy Jia is the principal of Distributed Energy Management, where he helps companies create corporate strategies that merge energy consumption with financial strategies and improve competitive advantage.

As a professor, he teaches both strategy and sustainable energy solutions at Presidio Graduate School, helping MBA students understand the impact of energy systems on societal outcomes. His book on the topic, Driven by Demand: How Energy Gets its Power, has been sold in over 15 countries.

Jia serves on numerous boards, including the CleanTech Alliance and the MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest. He holds five patents, has authored numerous publications and is a frequent speaker internationally on topics of energy futurism, innovation and leadership.

Jia received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the University of Oxford.