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Douglas H. Ogden Founder & CEO, North Ridge Investment Management

Doug is founder and CEO of North Ridge Investment Management in Larkspur, CA, which invests in clean energy technologies in the U.S. and China, and real estate in California.

He served as executive vice president of the Energy Foundation in San Francisco (1995-2007), and founder/executive director of the China Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP) in Beijing (1998-2007) (www.efchina.org). The Energy Foundation ($75 million/year budget) assists in the development of clean energy technology laws, policies, and regulations in the U.S.; CSEP ($35 million/year budget) develops energy efficiency and renewable energy policies in partnership with China’s central and provincial governments.  CSEP to date has helped China formulate two National Energy Plans (elevating energy efficiency as China’s #1 resource), National Renewable Energy Law (calling for 15% of all energy to come from renewables by 2020), motor vehicle fuel economy standards (20% more rigorous than under U.S. law), and similar clean energy laws and regulations.  Previously, Doug practiced environmental law and litigation with the Seattle law firm Foster Pepper & Shefelman (1989-1992), and taught for two academic years at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China (1983-85).

Doug has a master’s in public administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government (1995), a juris doctor from the University of Washington (1989) (editor, Washington Law Review), a certificate in Chinese commercial law from the East China Institute of Law and Politics (Shanghai, 1987), and a bachelor of arts from Stanford (1982).  He resides in Mill Valley, CA.