Dr. Meera Atreya


Dr. Meera Atreya has expertise in biomass and biotechnology for carbon removal and in strategic advisory. Meera was the lead author of Bioresources within a Net-Zero Emissions Economy, a recent report by the Energy Transitions Commission evaluating the role of sustainable bioresources in climate change mitigation. At SYSTEMIQ, Meera worked on alleviating the plastic waste crisis and provided strategic advice to a climate-focused philanthropic foundation. Prior to this, Meera was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company where she was designated as an Affiliate Expert in Renewable Energy & Cleantech and was a key member of the team that steered McKinsey to becoming carbon-neutral, globally. Meera holds a Ph.D., in Chemistry (Chemical Biology) from UC Berkeley and an A.B. from Harvard. She was awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship for her doctoral research on engineering enzymes to improve the efficiency and lower the cost of converting cellulosic biomass to 2nd-generation biofuels.