Deepa Poduval

Black & Veatch

Vice President & Global Advisory Leader

Deepa Poduval is a Vice President, leading the Global Advisory Practice within Black & Veatch. In this role, she provides executive management for transactions, regulatory, financial, energy market planning and infrastructure modernization related advisory services. Deepa also leads Black & Veatch’s strategic solutions related to Decarbonization and serves on Black & Veatch’s DE&I Council. Deepa brings substantial finance, utility, and energy industry knowledge and has advised various clients on strategic responses to key issues impacting their business. These issues recently include creating executable pathways to achieve net-zero objectives incorporating project viability, risk and future growth. She holds a Masters in Engineering Management from Dartmouth College, a Master of Science in Economics, and a B.E., Mechanical Engineering from B.I.T.S., Pilani in India.

Sessions With Deepa Poduval

Monday, 7 March

  • 02:00pm - 02:40pm (CST) / 07/mar/2022 08:00 pm - 07/mar/2022 08:40 pm

    Innovations in Clean Tech Financing: Are investors ready & willing?

    Panel Innovation & Technology

    Investor demand for clean tech assets has been a leading indicator for company-level action on energy transition strategies. With higher commodity prices attracting renewed interest in the role of oil and gas companies as energy transition drivers, investors have once again reengaged with elements of the industry that were difficult to fund only months ago. What is the balance for clean tech plays versus progress on net-zero approaches at existing firms? How do legacy business models need to change to adapt to investor concerns about the pace of the energy transition? How can companies better communicate with investors on clean tech deployment strategies, and how can investors speak the language of industry operators?