Chris Shelton

Chief Product Officer and President, AES Next
The AES Corporation

As AES Chief Product Officer and President of AES Next, Chris is charged with developing high value, technology-enabled growth for the AES portfolio of businesses.  These efforts are driven by innovative business models and technologies, including energy efficiency, digital customer engagement, automation, renewables, e-mobility, and other solutions. Chris has over 25 years of technology related investment, business development, and systems architecture experience and has been a leader in the origination and expansion of new business efforts at AES. These include the development of AES’ industry leading energy storage business, which became Fluence Energy, the acquisition and integration of AES’ fast-growing solar business, and the recent investment in and expansion of Uplight, a leading customer action platform for the utility industry. His past work in AES also includes the launch of a retail electricity business where he pioneered the bundling of environmental offsets with customer electricity consumption and began the first AES wind development efforts. He holds a B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and executive certificates in Strategy and Innovation from The Sloan School of Management and Organizational Leadership from The McDonough School of Business.



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