Dr. Lisa Dyson

2016 Speaker

DR. LISA DYSON is the CEO of Kiverdi, a next-generation sustainable oil company that converts CO2 and waste carbon gases into customized oils using the power of biotechnology. Dyson’s technical background began with a Ph.D. in physics from MIT and has included research in bioengineering, energy and physics at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Princeton University, UC San Francisco and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories. Dyson was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of London, where she earned an M.S. She also has degrees in physics and mathematics from Brandeis University. Dyson has broad business experience developing corporate strategies in a number of industries including in packaging, energy, automotive, chemicals, telecommunications, travel and non-profits. While at The Boston Consulting Group, she worked with executives at multi-national corporations to help solve strategic business problems. Dyson’s entrepreneurial background began when she was on the founding team of an MIT start-up that received funding from Microsoft and later built and led a team that developed a technology that reached millions in volunteering campaigns. Among her recent accolades, Dyson was honored this year by the San Francisco Business Times as “One of the Most Influential Women in the Bay Area” for a second year in a row and was given their “Forty Under 40” award for her leadership.

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