Moonkyung (Moon) Kim is an Advisor to The Lightsmith Group and a career sustainability specialist with decades of experience in the energy and environmental sectors ranging in roles from venture capital and growth equity investment to entrepreneurship, investment banking, strategic consulting, and engineering.
Moon is currently focused on investment opportunities in growth companies addressing climate change mitigation & adaptation as a buyside advisor, including as a venture partner to regional and global funds, and has been involved in US$1+bn of transactions across Asia Pacific, North America, and Europe. She has also served on the board of portfolio companies both privately-held & publicly-listed in the U.S., China, and India. Prior to this, Moon ran Nomura’s principal investments in greentech companies across Asia and worked at DFJ Element Ventures, a cleantech-focused venture capital firm then based in Silicon Valley.
She began her post-MBA career at a global consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton in the Energy and Utilities Group advising enterprise clients on growth platforms and emerging technologies as well as mergers & acquisitions. Ms. Kim holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Environmental Engineering from Harvard University.