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Three Stanford University young alumni working in the energy sector made Forbes magazine’s annual "30 Under 30 in Energy" list for 2018. The publication featured Cassie Bowe (MBA, ’17), Robert Kabera (BA, ’11) and Saheb Sabharwal (MBA, ’16).
Selections for the energy list tend to be founders of renewable and other cleantech startups, but all three Stanford alumni chosen this year are on the financial side of sustainable energy. Bowe has 12 portfolio companies in a $500 million fund at Energy Impact Partners. At CSL Capital Management, Sabharwal has has led $20 million of investments by launching two start-ups and making other strategic investments. Kabera fled the Rwandan Genocide with his family before settling in Memphis, Tennessee at age 11. After Stanford, he founded alternative credit rating agency Credimarks to help people in low-income countries obtain sustainable energy off the electricity grid.
Stanford students and alumni have been featured in the energy list in each of its seven years. Winners are chosen in a competitive process. This year's judges for the energy category were Matt Owens, president, Extraction Oil & Gas; T. Boone Pickens, CEO, BP Capital; and Alison Lami Sawyer, CEO, Rebellion Photonics.
Read Forbes "30 Under 30 in Energy" full report here.