Makini Byron is committed to driving innovation from concepts to commercialization. She has over 10 years’ experience within the energy and chemicals sectors, with a focus on emerging technologies for decarbonization. Currently the Director of External Technology at Linde, Makini identifies companies and universities that have technology that can be leveraged for growth, and gains access to these technologies through partnerships, collaborations or investments. Makini has an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and is a registered Project Management Professional. Prior to Linde, Makini worked as a reservoir engineer for bp.