Dr Carole Nakhle, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr Carole Nakhle

Dr Nakhle is an Energy Economist, specialising in international petroleum contractual arrangements, fiscal regimes and regulations; sustainable development of the petroleum sector including revenue management and governance; capacity building; energy policy, security, investment, and market developments.

With a unique breadth of experience, she has worked with oil and gas companies (NOCs and IOCs), governments and policy makers, international organisations, academic institutions and specialized think tanks on a global scale. She is a regular contributor to Geopolitical Intelligence Services on energy matters, a program advisor to the Washington based International Tax and Investment Centre and a Member of the Executive Sessions on the Political Economy of Extractive Industries at Columbia University. She is also involved in the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development and is active on the Advisory Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI). She acts as a Visiting Lecturer at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, The Graduate School of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Saint Joseph University in Beirut and the University of Surrey in the UK.

Dr Nakhle also founded the not-for-profit organisation ‘Access for Women in Energy’ in 2007, with the aim of enhancing opportunities and enriching dialogue within the industry.

She is a respected and regular contributor to the global debate on energy matters, with numerous articles in academic journals, newspapers and magazines to her credit. Dr Nakhle is the author of two widely acclaimed books: Petroleum Taxation: Sharing the Wealth published in 2008 (re-printed in 2012), and used as primary reference in leading universities and industry training courses; and Out of the Energy Labyrinth (2007), co-authored with Lord David Howell. She is currently working on a new book: Petroleum Fiscal Regimes and Wealth Management. She has also reviewed studies, books and reports for leading publishing houses; and is an avid and regular commentator on energy and geopolitics in the international media, in many countries.

Dr Nakhle has worked on projects in more than 40 countries and has been on exploratory visits to the Arctic and North Sea. She is also fluent in Arabic, English and French.

In 2017, she received the Honorary Professional Recognition Award from the Tunisian Minister of Energy, Mines & Renewable Energy.

For a list of Dr Nakhle’s publications please visit School of Economics, University of Surrey.