Anthony Oni is a Managing Partner and CEO of the Elevate Future Fund at Energy Impact Partners. The fund seeks to create a more diverse, inclusive and equitable clean energy future and empower diverse talent to create economic opportunity for distressed or disadvantaged communities. This focus will develop unique programing, partnerships with tech accelerators including historically Black colleges and universities to cultivate talent pipelines and grow more pathways for diverse founders to enter clean energy transition.
A thought leader in the areas of innovation, digital strategy and entrepreneurship, Oni has more than 20 years of experience in leading strategic initiatives at Southern Company. Before joining EIP, he served as Vice President of Communications for Southern Company. Oni is also a founder of a cleantech company called Cloverly, a rapidly growing startup that helps corporations and brands go carbon neutral through its Sustainability-as-a-Service platform. His focus extends beyond business and into philanthropic efforts that lift up historically marginalized communities. Oni is the founder and chairman of Ed Farm, an education initiative that aims to equip educators and communities with innovative tools and strategies that support active learning for all students and teachers. He also helped create Propel Center— a new digital innovation and learning hub, business incubator, and global innovation headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia for students of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The Propel Center is a partnership between Southern Company and Apple.
Oni earned a bachelor’s degree in business and computer science from Auburn University. His professional accolades include being selected for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Leadership UAB program and the prestigious fellowship at The Aspen Institute. He completed executive education programs for disruptive innovation and finance at Harvard University.