Neal Kemkar

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SVP Policy //  Portfolio Services and Impact

Galvanize Climate Solutions is a mission driven investment platform built to produce and scale vital climate solutions.

Neal Kemkar has spent his career as a lawyer and policy advisor focused on climate action. Before joining Galvanize, Neal was at General Electric, advising the full portfolio of GE business units on climate policy risks and opportunities.Prior to joining GE, Neal held climate and energy policy roles in the Obama Administration, with the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Secretary of the Interior, and in the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office.

Previously, he was in private law practice, served as an adjunct professor, and as a law clerk on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He began his career as a grassroots organizer, leading advocacy campaigns for several environmental nonprofits.He currently sits on the board of trustees of the National Park Trust, and is a fellow of the Aspen Institute and the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.

He is a graduate of Brown University, Georgetown University Law Center, and the Senior Managers in Government Program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He lives with his wife and daughter in Washington, D.C.