Biography

Jayshree Desai
Director

Jayshree Desai has served as a member of our board of directors since 2017. Jayshree is Chief Corporate Development Officer of Quanta Services, Inc., the leading specialty contractor in North America, providing fully integrated solutions for the electric power, pipeline, industrial and communications industries. Prior to joining Quanta, she was president of ConnectGen LLC, a private-equity backed developer of utility-scale wind energy, solar energy and battery storage projects. From 2010 to 2018, she was the Chief Operating Officer of Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, an independent developer of high voltage transmission lines to bring renewable energy to market.  Before Clean Line, Jayshree served as the Chief Financial Officer of EDP Renewables North America (EDPR NA), where she co-led the company through multiple recapitalizations, including the sale of EDPR NA’s predecessor company to the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., the subsequent sale in 2007 to Energias de Portugal for $2.7 billion and the $2.4 billion initial public offering of EDP’s renewable energy subsidiary in 2008. Jayshree began her career as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company and then as director of corporate development at Enron Corporation.

Jayshree is active on the executive board of KIPP Texas, an organization of public charter schools.

Jayshree holds a Master’s of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin.


Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee