Louis Albanese is a principal at Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures (SAEV), the corporate venturing subsidiary of Saudi Aramco. SAEV is responsible for identifying technology investments of strategic importance in the areas of upstream oil and gas, downstream oil and gas and value-added products, renewable energy, energy efficiency and water. Before joining SAEV, Louis was in charge of operations and finance at Exec Inc., an on-demand services start-up based out of San Francisco. Previously, he worked in corporate development and strategy at First Solar, where he was responsible for acquisitions and strategic initiatives for the solar panel manufacturer. He started his career in industrials investment banking at Merrill Lynch based out of New York and Hong Kong. He graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Financial Economics.