Deeana Ahmed is the Chief Strategy Officer at Our Next Energy (ONE). Through ONE’s energy storage technology, Ahmed aims to help build a foundation for the widespread adoption and accessibility of alternative energy sources. She also assesses market needs and how to scale renewable energy.
Ahmed helped ONE secure funding from major investors, including BMW i Ventures and Breakthrough Energy Ventures. She spearheaded ONE’s search for its first North American battery factory and has facilitated partnerships with a variety of businesses and non-profits across the country.
Ahmed is a published researcher and policy analyst who has conducted large policy evaluations for the NYC Department of Education, managed grants for a Silicon Valley nonprofit, and owns and operates a start-up education technology firm.
Ahmed holds a Ph.D. in neuroscience and nutrition from Columbia University, a Master of Science and Master of Public Health in Policy from Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. She is an alumnus of the University of Michigan Solar Car Team, where she led the development of the nationally and globally ranked solar car, InfiniUM’s battery pack.