Ramya Swaminathan led the spin-out of Malta from X, Alphabet’s Moonshot Factory (formerly Google X). She joined Malta from Rye Development, where she was CEO, co-founder, and Member of the Board of FFP New Hydro. Under her leadership, Rye Development grew to be the leading developer of new hydropower projects in the United States and its portfolio of development projects advanced from concept through FERC licensing and late stage development financing. She was responsible for expanding Rye’s platform into energy storage and led the company through several financing rounds. Prior to her work in the hydropower space, Ms. Swaminathan was a public finance banker, most recently a Director at UBS, where she focused on public power clients and senior managed more than $10 billion in financings. Ms. Swaminathan holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy Schoolof Government and a BA in Anthropology from Amherst College.