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Amir Khan

Amir Khan is a seasoned financial and operations management professional with 20 years of experience at private and public companies.


He has extensive experience with early stage start-ups, PE backed international conglomerates and several private to public company transitions. His responsibilities have included financial planning & analysis, fundraising, treasury, investor relations, and multi-site operations.

Mr. Khan has worked for a broad spectrum of companies including, but not limited to, financial services, private equity, controlled environment agriculture, renewable energy and technology. He started his career as an investment banker at Lehman Brothers and subsequently transitioned to a middle-market private equity investor role at Primus Capital. His transition to the corporate world included financial leadership roles across Stanford Marine Group, BrightSource Energy and View Inc.   Most recently, Mr. Khan drew on his years of financial analysis and capital markets to help take Local Bounti public and subsequently serve as the Vice President of Operations. Throughout his career Amir has had the privilege of working with partners such as the Abraaj Group, DBL Partners, Hercules Capital, Khosla Ventures, KKR, Kleiner Perkins, Softbank, TPG, and VantagePoint Capital Partners.

He holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Economics from Duke University.

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BrightSource Energy

While serving as Chairman and CEO of BrightSource Energy, I had the good fortune of working for nearly four years with Mr. Khan in his key role as Director  of Finance. In this complex global company, Amir was a tireless central player in providing sound forward planning based on analysis of multiple possible project development scenarios. He was a critical resource in helping analyze and carry out several challenging  company restructuring exercises. Amir consistently demonstrated an ability to translate very detailed financial spreadsheets into practical and useful information that often became baseline information for Board level discussions and decisions. He was entirely reliable and always available. In addition to his planning role, Amir took on the global treasury function, balancing cash needs at multiple foreign BrightSource entities and working currency purchases as required to suit local business needs. I would highly recommend Amir as an innovative, experienced and energetic financial professional who clearly has the capacity to contribute to or lead business strategy and market analysis tasks.

David Ramm, Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

BrightSource Energy

Mr. Khan is a seasoned and resourceful corporate finance-focused mind that wore multiple hats in driving value at BrightSource. Heled the financial planning and analysis efforts of a complex entity spread across multiple geographies and time zones, performed comprehensive financial analyses to support the company’s business plan and corporate finance activities, and supported global treasury activities such as cash management and forecasting. Mr. Khan is adept in the principles of financing planning and can help identify, evaluate and analyze operational efficiency. Amir is a quick study and brings a strong work ethic and positive attitude to any assignment. He can apply this experience and expertise to your venture to advance your corporate finance and strategic objectives.

Dave Nielsen, Former Chief Financial Officer

Local Bounti

I met Mr. Khan in August 2021 when I joined Local Bounti Chief Operating Officer.  Amir was one of my eight direct reports and I quickly realized that he played a critical role in managing all aspects of operational excellence for the company, including predictive demand planning and supply / demand balancing across the business.

Mr. Khan developed key KPI operational metrics that the leadership team reviewed each month to gain insight as to prior performance and to develop strategies looking forward to drive operational performance. Amir was able to successfully bring financial acumen into the operational views that drove and supported the business from all perspectives.  Amir’s contributions and analysis drove significant yield improvements in crop cycles.

In addition to operational excellence and metrics development, Amir played a key role in the commercialization of new products by leading the integration between operations, R&D, and new product development.  As the business expanded, Amir’s operational models allowed the business to scale proportionally and efficiently. As Chief Operating Officer, I relied upon Amir as my right hand advisor on all operational matters.  

Mark McKinney, Former Chief Operating Officer

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