Richard J. Dahl

Director at Hawaiian Electric Industries

Richard J. Dahl is the current Director at Hawaiian Electric Industries, a position they have held since October 2018. Prior to this, they were the Manager of Strategic Development for Hawaiian Electric from September 2016 to August 2018. In this role, Dahl was responsible for leading overall project execution, managing a team of experienced consultants, and engaging with key stakeholders on strategic projects with a focus on decarbonization, sustainability, and ESG priorities.

Dahl began their career at Samsung Electronics as part of their Global Strategy Group, an internal strategy consulting team tasked with driving improvement across Samsung's businesses through targeted project engagements. Dahl was promoted to Project Leader after being first in their MBA hiring class, and led various projects including the identification of 3-year strategic growth opportunities across Southeast Asia, the development of channel defense strategies against low-cost smartphone entrants in Indonesia, and the analysis of TV brand positioning and core drivers of consumer willingness-to-pay in the US.

Dahl's experience in strategic development and consulting make him well-suited for their current role as Director at Hawaiian Electric Industries, where they are responsible for leading the company's decarbonization efforts and overseeing all aspects of the company's sustainability initiatives.

Richard J. Dahl has a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) from Harvard Business School, a BA in Economics from Occidental College, and attended Iolani School.


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