Managing Director, Temasek
Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jeff Johnson is a Managing Director at Temasek where he leads and drives high impact and emerging sustainability initiatives for the Singapore-headquartered global investment firm. He has worked in, advised and raised capital for numerous sustainable start-ups while also advising multiple large corporations and investment firms on sustainable investing strategies. Prior to running his own advisory business, which he relinquished upon joining Temasek, Jeff worked in an innovation business development function under the Executive Committee at ABB between 2012 to 2014 leading growth initiatives for new sustainable products and services. Before his time at ABB, Jeff worked at Better Place, an electric vehicle start-up, from 2008 to 2011 overseeing equity and debt fund raising and partnership development with automotive and electricity utility partners. Between 2005 to 2007, Jeff worked in data science functions at Vendavo and Rapt (acquired by Microsoft) where he was responsible for developing and growing pricing optimization enterprise software solutions. Jeff began his career at Intel Corporation in 2001 as a data science engineer focusing on software development to optimize production planning globally. Jeff graduated from University of Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering with Highest Honors in 2001 and obtained a Master of Science in Engineering Systems from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2005. He is married and has an eleven-year-old son.