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Episode 9 with Kristina Lund | Shared Vision Amidst Diverse Perspectives

Does your organization have enough diversity of thought to have a positive global impact on our planet?

This week’s episode features Kristina Lund, President and CEO of AES Indiana and AES Ohio. Kristina discusses how the diverse range of lived experiences helps her team tackle energy transformation challenges across markets. Learn how her college experience at a Seven Sisters school helped shape her as a leader.

The episode is filled with inspiring stories of transformation, shared purpose, and embracing authenticity in leadership. Don’t miss the preview of the next episode, where Kristina talks about the coordination of efforts to transform to green energy.

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Show Notes

About the Guest(s):

Kristina Lund is the President and CEO of AES Indiana and AES Ohio. With a background in economics, Lund was drawn to the energy sector due to its significant impact on the economy and quality of life. She is passionate about sustainability and making a positive impact on society. Lund is a graduate of Wellesley College and brings a collaborative leadership style to her role, leveraging her diverse background and experiences to drive meaningful change in the energy industry.

Episode Summary:

In this episode, Kristina Lund, President and CEO of AES Indiana and AES Ohio, discusses her career in the energy sector and the importance of diversity in driving innovation and problem-solving. Lund shares her experience as a woman leader in a traditionally male-dominated industry and how she has embraced her unique leadership style. She emphasizes the need for a shared vision and collaboration to address the challenges of transitioning to sustainable energy. Lund also highlights the role of energy companies in supporting local communities and the importance of building strong relationships to create a positive impact.

Key Takeaways:

  • Diversity of thinking is essential for driving innovation and solving complex business problems. Embracing different perspectives and lived experiences can lead to unique insights and solutions.
  • A shared vision is crucial for aligning diverse perspectives and driving progress towards sustainable energy. Having a clear goal and purpose helps guide decision-making and fosters collaboration.
  • Energy companies have a responsibility to support local communities and contribute to their well-being. Building strong relationships and investing in community development can create long-term benefits for both the company and the community.
  • The energy sector is undergoing a rapid transformation with the emergence of new technologies and the shift towards renewable energy. Embracing these changes and incorporating them into existing infrastructure is essential for reducing carbon emissions and improving lives.
  • Leadership in the energy sector requires a commitment to continuous learning and personal growth. Seeking mentorship, coaching, and sponsorship can help overcome challenges and develop effective leadership skills.

Notable Quotes:

  • “Diversity of thinking is we, therefore, truly bring a different perspective to business problems because we come from different places, have different lived experiences.” – Kristina Lund
  • “The future of energy is going to be done very differently. It’s incredibly exciting.” – Kristina Lund
  • “You cannot run an energy company in a community without really caring about the impact.” – Kristina Lund


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