Our People

AccessWIE was founded in 2007 by Dr Carole Nakhle, who is the Chief Executive Officer of Crystol Energy, and under the chairmanship of late Lady Barbara Judge, who was an advocate for women’s rights and whose career spanned law, banking, regulation and nuclear industry.

The group is co-chaired by Ieda Gomes, Former VP of BP New Ventures, and Lord Howell, Former Secretary of State for Energy in the UK.

Leadership

Dr Carole Nakhle, Founder and Director

Dr Carole Nakhle is an international authority on global energy issues, in particular in the fields of hydrocarbons finance…

Ieda Gomes, Co-Chair

Ieda Gomes has a broad range of expertise in the natural gas and energy industry with an international career spanning…

Lord David Howell of Guildford, Co-Chair

Lord Howell of Guildford served under Margaret Thatcher as her first Energy Secretary and has…

Dr Valentina Dedi, Deputy Director

Valentina acts as Deputy Director of AccessWIE. She is a Lead Economist at KBR, serving within the company’s Global…

Management Committee

Barbara Andoh, Energy Access Policy Expert

Barbara is an aspiring energy access policy expert who is currently self-learning the rudiments of project management…

Dr Adwoa Asantewaa, Economist, World Bank Group

Adwoa is an Energy Economist at the World Bank with a PHD in Economics from the University of Durham – UK having researched…

Charlotte Bucchioni, Senior Associate, Capstone LLC

Charlotte is a Senior Associate within the Energy Team at Capstone LLC, based in London…

Titus Erker, Lead Economist, ADIA

Titus is a finance and energy economics professional with commercial experience in downstream oil & gas sector – in particular in Strategy, M&A…

Dr Gavin Graham, Former CEO, LOTUS Upstream

Gavin is a geologist by background, educated in Edinburgh and at Cambridge University and has nearly 40 years of experience in…

Alia Mobayed, Managing Director, EMEA Economics & Strategy, Jefferies International

Alia is Managing Director covering economics and fixed income strategy for MENA & CIS countries…

Dr Victoria Nalule, Energy and Mining Professional & Consultant

Victoria is an Energy and Mining professional & consultant with extensive experience working on various projects in the different…

Sarah Raffoul, Market Analyst, Argus Media

Sarah is a Senior Analyst at Argus Media based in Dubai and specializes in oil refined products. Sarah focused through graduate…

Inga Shamsutdinova, Principal, IHS

Inga works in the Upstream Consulting Team at IHS Markit, where she focuses on strategy and investments and provides insights…