Lara Olsen

Regional Manager
Business Development and Policy
Tesla Energy Products, Asia Pacific


In her role, Lara is responsible for developing and extending Tesla’s commercial and grid scale storage business across Australia and Asia Pacific and for developing new business models such as the South Australian Virtual Power Plant.

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 startups  - including being the CEO of Cool nrg and co-founding Billcap, an energy software as a service company.

Lara has an MBA from INSEAD, and a B.Eng/Arts from Melbourne University and Tokyo Institute of Technology. She is a John Monash Scholar and a Director of the Clean Energy Council of Australia.

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