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Lionel Bony

Rocky Mountain Institute

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Lionel comes to RMI with a strong background in product and project management, market research, competitive and strategic analysis, financial modeling, entrepreneurship, and change management. As director of OCS, Lionel manages operations and staff and works closely with Amory Lovins on several research and consulting projects, including the 10xE and Natural Capitalism initiatives and RMI’s military projects. On the MOVE team, Lionel has managed or collaborated on several research and consulting projects focused on vehicle platform efficiency and corporate sustainability strategy. He is currently heading the implementation of Winning the Oil Endgame -- RMI’s strategy to wean the U.S. completely off oil by 2050, led by business for profit. Since joining RMI in August 2006, Lionel has worked on numerous projects, including the launch of a PHEV manufacturer, battery and electric vehicle research, and the identification of non-profit and business opportunities to increase food, energy and waste sustainability in the State of Hawai`i. He also represents RMI on Wal-Mart's Packaging Value Network and oversees RMI's clean transportation efforts in India. Originally from France, Lionel is a 2006 graduate of the Harvard Business School (HBS) MBA program. At HBS, Lionel's passion for bringing together business and the environment drew him to become a vice president of the Business and Environment Club and president of the school’s Net Impact chapter. He also launched HBS’s Annual Green Week, a series of events aimed at raising environmental awareness on campus. Prior to joining RMI, Lionel worked at L’Oreal, as a financial analyst in Madrid and a product manager in Paris, and at Conservation International in Bolivia, where he focused on the NGO’s ecotourism strategy and marketing activities. Lionel also holds a masters in marketing and finance from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po).

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