Dr Meghan Sharp is Global Head of Decarbonization Partners, a BlackRock and Temasek joint venture (JV) that invests in the next generation of innovative decarbonisation solutions and businesses to accelerate global efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. In this role, Dr Sharp is responsible for leading the overall vision and investment strategy for the venture and its funds. Dr Sharp also oversees deal origination, investment execution, and value creation for Decarbonization Partners' portfolio companies, and leads the global team to further develop its capabilities and global partnership network.
Previously, Dr Sharp was the Global Head of BP Ventures, BP's global corporate venture arm. During her leadership, the team made over 50 investments across the decarbonisation sector including advanced mobility, bio and low carbon products, power and storage, and carbon management. Dr Sharp has significant experience in venture capital investing and in the technology industry, including COO of Beyond Limits, a pioneering artificial intelligence company.
Dr Sharp holds a PhD in microbial genetics from the University of California, San Francisco, an MBA from Columbia University, and post-doctoral experience from the University of Chicago and the Carnegie Institute, Stanford.