Lara Olsen is the Regional Manager- Business Development for Tesla Energy, Asia Pacific. Lara is responsible for developing and extending Tesla Energy's commercial and grid scale storage business in Australia, New Zealand and the neighboring regional markets. Prior to this, Lara was Head of Strategy at CitiPower Powercor and Head of Strategy at the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA). She also spent more than 5 years founding and leading energy start ups - including being the CEO of Cool nrg (where she oversaw the distribution of 25 million energy efficient light bulbs) and co-founding Billcap, an energy software as a service company. Lara is a Board member of the Clean Energy Council. The John Monash Foundation enabled Lara to undertake and complete an MBA from INSEAD, She also has a B.Eng/Arts from Melbourne University and Tokyo Institute of Technology.