Sandra Kwak
Founder & CEO, 10Power

Sandra Kwak is the Founder and CEO of 10Power, a company bringing renewable energy to global communities that lack access to electricity through project development and finance. She brings a decade of experience in the energy industry, previously working with AutoGrid to create energy-saving apps for utilities using smart meter big data, scaling the company through $14M in financing from prototype to a global brand with 2 Giga-watts under management. Sandra co-founded and served as president and COO of energy efficiency company Powerzoa and at Pacific Gas and Electric Utility implementing a program to offset emissions associated with electricity generation. While obtaining her MBA in Sustainable Business from Presidio Graduate School, Sandra’s team designed and implemented a micro-finance model for organic farmers’ collectives in rural Nicaragua to get solar powered drip irrigation systems. She holds a BA in Political Science and Visual Art from Emory University, has taught at SFSU and guest lectures at CCA and Stanford. Sandra is an AutoDesk Impact Entrepreneur, and an OpenIDEO Top Climate Innovator featured as a speaker at a COP21 event.