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Leuwam Tesfai 03Ox 06C

Deputy Executive Director, Energy and Climate Policy 
California Public Utilities Commission 
San Francisco, California

Leuwam Tesfai holds the position of deputy executive director for Energy and Climate Policy at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). In her role, she leads the Energy Division, overseeing a team of more than 200 analysts and engineers. Her responsibilities involve managing a wide range of initiatives related to energy, utilities, and strategies for combatting climate change.

Before her current role, Tesfai served as the chief of staff and legal advisor to Commissioner Genevieve Shiroma, starting in 2019, following her appointment by California Governor Gavin Newsom. She has been an integral part of the CPUC since 2011 and has held various significant positions during her tenure.

In recognition of her leadership and contributions to the development of clean energy, Tesfai was honored with the Department of Energy's C3E Women in Clean Energy Government Award in 2023.