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Lisa Lambert

Chief technology and innovation officer, National Grid Founder and president, National Grid Partner

Lisa Lambert joined the board in 2021, bringing over 20 years of corporate leadership and financial experience working with global companies.

Lisa Lambert is a member of UL’s Board of Directors and is based in the San Francisco Bay area. As the chief technology and innovation officer at National Grid and founder and president of National Grid Partners, she is responsible for leading investments and innovation initiatives across the company. 

Prior to National Grid, Ms. Lambert was a managing partner at The Westly Group, a clean technology private venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, where she was responsible for investments in energy technology companies. Prior to the Westly Group, she worked at Intel Corporation for 19 years and was vice president and managing director of Intel Capital’s Software and Services sector and the founder and managing director of the $125 million Intel Capital Diversity Fund.

During Ms. Lambert’s tenure at Intel Capital, she led equity investments, incubations, business development projects, and innovation projects for Intel. She also managed an apprenticeship program designed to train high potential professionals in innovation and investment disciplines. Ms. Lambert led global investments in over 100 companies over her career at Intel Capital such as VMware (IPO), MySQL (acquired by SUN), Endeca (acquired by Oracle), JBoss (acquired by RedHat), and managed a large organization of investment professionals. Ms. Lambert produced top decile returns, including seven IPOs and over 40 M&A exits and delivered operating returns through commercial agreements with strategic partners. Ms. Lambert has been a director on the board of several portfolio companies and currently sits on the board of directors for Vital Energy (NYSE: VTLE) an independent energy company with headquarters in Tulsa, Oklahoma; UL Corporation, a global safety science leader helping companies to demonstrate safety, enhance sustainability, deliver quality, manage risk and achieve regulatory compliance;, a spatial intelligence technology company that accesses location data to identify highly actionable business insights; and Cyolo, which offers a first-of-its-kind zero-trust solution that allows organizations to securely connect all users to their working environments.

Ms. Lambert began her career at Owens-Corning as a software developer and also worked in sales, strategy, and business development roles. Ms. Lambert is the founder/CEO, and chair of UPWARD, a global network of executive women. UPWARD is a non-profit organization with 19 chapters, over 100 corporate sponsors, and more than 29,000 members worldwide. Ms. Lambert earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS in Management Information Systems from The Pennsylvania State University.