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Lara Olsen

Lara Olsen

Head of Business Development & Growth,
Tesla Energy

Lara Olsen
Tesla Energy

As Head of Business Development & Growth for Tesla Energy, Lara is focused on identifying and realising opportunities to help achieve Tesla’s mission of accelerating the transition to sustainable energy. Prior to this role, Lara was the Regional Manager of Business Development and Policy in Asia Pacific at Tesla, and was responsible for developing Tesla Energy’s commercial and grid scale storage business in Asia Pacific and new business models such as the 50,000 South Australian Virtual Power Plant.

Before joining Tesla, Lara was Head of Strategy at CitiPower Powercor and was Head of Strategy at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. She also spent 7 years at The Boston Consulting Group in Australia and Europe and co-founded Billcap, an energy software-as-a-service company. Lara has an MBA from INSEAD, and a B.Eng/Arts from Melbourne University and Tokyo Institute of Technology.