Alexander A. Karsner
Senior Strategist, X (parent company: Alphabet Inc.)
Alexander A. Karsner is Senior Strategist at X, the innovation lab of Alphabet Inc. Mr. Karsner is also Executive Chairman of Elemental Labs, which pursues market transformation through nature-based solutions. He is also the Founder and has been the Chief Executive Officer of Manifest Energy Inc., an energy technology development and investment firm, since July 2009, and has served as its Executive Chairman since January 2013. From January 2016 to July 2019, Mr. Karsner served as Managing Partner of Emerson Collective, an investment platform funding non-profit, philanthropic and for-profit portfolios advancing education, immigration, the environment and other social innovation initiatives. From March 2006 to August 2008, he served as Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy. From August 2002 to March 2006, Mr. Karsner was Founder and Managing Director of Enercorp, a private company involved in international project development, management and financing of energy infrastructure. Mr. Karsner currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Exxon Mobil Corporation and Broadscale Acquisition Corp. Mr. Karsner joined the Applied Materials board of directors in 2008.