Jayshree Desai

Jayshree Desai has served as a member of our board of directors since 2017. Jayshree is Chief Financial Officer for Quanta Services with oversight of the company’s finance and accounting, M&A, treasury and IT functions. Prior to being the CFO, Desai held the position of Chief Corporate Development Officer. As CCDO, Desai oversaw all M&A opportunities and treasury transactions.

Prior to joining Quanta, Desai 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, Desai 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.

Desai holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration, Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin.

Chair of the Audit Committee