Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers


Sandra Itkoff

Sandra Itkoff

Vice President of Strategy
BYD America

Sandra Itkoff has more than 20 years of experience in business development, finance, strategy, operations, and product development in high-growth entrepreneurial environments. Ms. Itkoff recently became Vice President of Strategy for BYD America, a world leader in state-of-the-art battery technology and a fully integrated manufacturer of long-range all-electric buses and automobiles. Previously, Ms. Itkoff served as Senior Vice President at Angeleno Group, a private equity firm that invests in high-growth alternative energy and natural resources companies, which she joined in February 2007. She co-led the firm’s global fund-raising effort, achieving a 25% over-subscription for AG’s third fund, from investors including pension funds, endowments and foundations, and large family offices across four continents. As head of business development at Angeleno Group, Ms. Itkoff provides financial, management, strategic, and tactical guidance and resources to AG’s 20 portfolio companies. Ms. Itkoff earned an M.B.A. from the Chicago Booth School of Business in Finance and International Business, and a B.A. in Economics from U.C.L.A. Ms. Itkoff is a member of the Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment; serves on the Board of Directors of the Los AngelesBusiness Council; serves on the Transportation Working Group of the OutdoorIndustry Association; is on the Investment Committee of Crossroads School (K-12 independent school); and is an active member of the Pacific Council on International Policy. Ms. Itkoff lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two high-energy children and enjoys hiking through Griffith Park, playing the cello, and an occasional ski escape with her family to Big Sky, Montana.


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