Our People

LEADERSHIP

Dr Carole Nakhle

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Dr Carole Nakhle is an international authority on global energy issues, in particular in the fields of hydrocarbons finance, market development, policy, governance, regulation, fiscal regimes and contractual arrangements.

With a unique breadth of experience spanning different stakeholders in the oil and gas industry all around the world, Dr Nakhle has worked with oil and gas companies (Eni and Statoil) at the executive level, governments and policy makers (including Special Parliamentary Advisor in the UK), international organisations, academic institutions and specialized think tanks on a global scale. She is active on the Governing Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute and Member of its Audit and Finance Committee, and Advisory Boards of

IKAR Industries and the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. She is a program advisor to the Washington based International Tax and Investment Centre and lead Energy Expert with the Geopolitical Intelligence Services. She is also involved in the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development and has contributed to the development of the organization’s Principles for Durable Extractive Contracts. 

With a unique breadth of experience spanning different stakeholders in the oil and gas industry all around the world, Dr Nakhle has worked with oil and gas companies (Eni and Statoil) at the executive level, governments and policy makers (including Special Parliamentary Advisor in the UK), international organisations, academic institutions and specialized think tanks on a global scale. She is active on the Governing Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute and Member of its Audit and Finance Committee, and Advisory Boards of IKAR Industries and the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. She is a program advisor to the Washington based International Tax and Investment Centre and lead Energy Expert with the Geopolitical Intelligence Services. She is also involved in the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development and has contributed to the development of the organization’s Principles for Durable Extractive Contracts. 

OUR ADVISORY BOARD

Lord David Howell of Guildford, Former Secretary of State for Energy, UK

Chairman of our Advisory Board.
Lord Howell of Guildford served under Margaret Thatcher as her first Energy Secretary and has…

Muriel Dube, Non-Executive Board Member, Sasol

Muriel Dube has extensive experience in sustainability following engagement in the resources sector, energy and climate change policy and…

Ieda Gomes, Independent Director, Prumo Logistica

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

Dr Gavin Graham, Former CEO, LOTUS Upstream

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

Prof Tom Heidorn, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

Prof. Dr. Thomas Heidorn is Professor of Banking and Finance at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management since 1991…

Dr Azmi Al-Said Khreisat, Former Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Jordan

Dr Azmi Khreisat is the CEO of International Energy Consultations Entreprise, based in Jordan. He served as Jordan’s Minister…

Peter van Leeuwen, Former Dutch Ambassador

Peter served as a Dutch diplomat in several countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As Special Representative for Energy Security of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006-2009) he…

Anton Mifsud-Bonnici, Independent Business Advocate

Anton Mifsud-Bonnici is a Mediterranean EU-based independent business advocate. He is a highly-regarded ESG master strategist, doer and a…

Jim Robertson, Non-Executive Director, Scottish Government

Jim Robertson (B.Acc CA CTA FCMA) is a non-executive director in the Scottish Government, deputy chair of the Government’s Audit and Assurance Committee…

Christof H. Rühl, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Christof Rühl is an internationally renowned economist, specialising in macroeconomics and energy…

Dan Witt, President, International Tax and Investment Centre

Daniel A. Witt is the President of the International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC), which he helped found in September 1993. He is also the co-founder of the…