NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, CEO, ENERGY TRANSITION ENABLER & SPEAKER, INVESTOR, FUNDRAISER & ENTREPRENEUR.
28 years of experience as a results driven leader with a strong understanding of the key drivers to achieve net zero domestically and internationally, and vast experience in the Energy & Industry sector and Climate policy
I am a champion of Thought-Provoking Energy Transition solutions to bring education, awareness, and comprehension from a sincerely honest, agnostic, and open-minded prospective. I regularly speak at events to audiences from both the Public & Private Sectors, Higher Education, and International Forums.
I work and collaborate with such global and regional organisations as:
The Westminster Energy Forum
The Energy Institute
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation
British Expertise International
The International Energy Agency IEA & IRENA
EBRD, ADB & IFC-World Bank
Energy Industries Council
Taskforce of Nature-related Financial Disclosures TNFD
I have a vast amount of international experience, having worked, lived and travelled extensively in Central Asia, the Middle East & India, Africa and Eastern Europe. My personality has allowed me to engage, form relationships and enable clients to succeed from grass roots to middle management, CSuite and Ministerial level. A true skill I have been blessed with. My initial “hands on“ technical background in the Oil & Gas industry has not left me while climbing the ranks to Senior Management and entrepreneurship
and being a CEO. I truly believe this real-life experience, failures, lessons learned and won, sets me apart from people who have worked only for large corporations and distills confidence, trust and recognition amongst clients, peers and within the organization.
At the same time, my experience across the entire value chain—upstream, midstream, and downstream with NOCs, SOEs and Private companies allows me to deeply sympathize, understand and manage perceptional and commercial risks. I can relate to the difficulties required for SOE’s, NOC’s and companies to understand the inherent complexities of decarbonization in the industry and serve as national catalysts to help transform the economies they serve.
My belief is that the energy transition is a pathway towards transformation of the global energy sector from fossil-based to zero-carbon by 2050. At its heart is the need to reduce energy-related CO2 emissions to limit climate change. Decarbonization of the energy sector requires urgent action on a global scale, while a global energy transition is underway, action is needed to reduce carbon emissions & mitigate the effects of climate change. In my view and experience, Energy and environmental problems are closely related, since it is nearly impossible to produce, transport, or consume energy without significant environmental impact. Renewable energy & energy efficiency measures can potentially achieve 90% of the required carbon reductions & consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement & 1.5 deg pathway. However, there is still a pressing need to raise the ambition of climate action and to accelerate the global energy transition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Global collaboration is required to immediately deployable, cost-effective options for countries to fulfil climate commitments and limit the rise of global temperatures. The envisaged energy transformation would also reduce net costs and bring significant socio-economic benefits, such as increased economic growth, job creation and overall welfare gains.
The energy transition will be enabled by information technology, smart technology, policy frameworks & market instruments.
I have actively initiated, supported, and delivered the “just” energy transitions on many projects which include:
– Waste to Energy
– Decarbonization of Steel Plants
– Grid Efficiency and infrastructure projects
– Flare Gas capture
– Powering Green Cities
– Renewable energy micro-grids
– Low-carbon economy