Unreasonable Fellows

Ramya Swaminathan

CEO at Malta

Ramya is an Unreasonable Fellow. Ramya was part of Unreasonable Impact Americas 2021.
Ramya is the CEO of Malta Inc, which is developing utility-scale, long-duration energy storage technology. She led the spin-out of Malta from X, Google’s Moonshot Factory, and leads the company’s vision to enable a sustainable, just transition from fossil fuels to clean energy. 
She currently serves as a member of the U.S. Secretary of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee, and is a Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Initiative Ambassador and a Select Global Women in Tech mentor. She was named one of 21 Rising Stars in clean energy by Business Insider.
Before founding Malta, she was the CEO of Rye Development, a hydropower development firm that she grew to be the leading developer of new hydropower projects in the US. She expanded Rye’s platform into pumped hydro storage in a JV with National Grid. Previously, she was a public finance banker and senior managed more than $10 billion in financings. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a BA in Anthropology from Amherst College.