KR Sridhar
Founder, Chair & CEO, Bloom Energy

KR Sridhar founded Bloom Energy in 2001, based on his work for NASA’s Mars Exploration program. During his time at Nasa, Dr. Sidhar and his co-founder built the technology that is the basis of Bloom Energy – unique solid oxide technology fuel cell to efficiently produce and use hydrogen, making clean, reliable energy affordable for everyone in the world. His work for the NASA Mars program to convert Martian atmospheric gases to oxygen for propulsion and life support was recognised by Fortune Magazine, where he was cited as “one of the top five futurists inventing tomorrow, today.”

Since then, Sridhar has worked on improving it and making it more accessible. He is also the one that spearheaded all of the company’s SDG initiatives. His mission is to deliver clean, reliable, affordable energy to everyone, everywhere.