Jimmy Jia, MBAAdjunct Professor


MBA, Said Business School, University of Oxford
MS, Material Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
BS, Material Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Jimmy is the CEO of The Jia Group, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in non-financial corporate strategy and governance. He has helped numerous organizations improve capital deployment decisions on energy infrastructure projects, saving money, reducing exposure to volatile pricing and improving competitive advantage. He holds numerous board positions where he has participated in the vetting and hiring of CEOs, worked with executives to adopt budgets and create long-term strategies to innovate in competitive markets.


ECS6340: Climate and Social Responsibility

SUST6230: Strategy

Scholarly Work


Jia, Jimmy Y., and Jason Crabtree. Driven by Demand: How Energy Gets Its Power. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.


Companies That Don’t Manage Utilities Strategically Are Throwing Away Money, Harvard Business Review Online, March 22, 2016

Innovations in taxes: Using carbon pricing to Grow Economic Value, CleanTech Alliance 2018


Re-Imagining Power, IDE Thailand February 2017 

Briefing No. 2017-B0023 How Climate Change is Impacted by Solid Waste Policy Committee of the Whole, King County Council February 2017

Driven by Demand: How Energy Gets its Power MIT Enterprise Forum Northwest September 2016