Dr Carole Nakhle is an international authority on global energy issues, in particular in the fields of policy, finance, market development, governance, energy taxes and fiscal regimes as well as geopolitics.
She founded the not-for-profit organisation ‘Access for Women in Energy’ in 2007, with the aim of supporting the development of women in the energy sector, globally. She has also championed the development of similar initiatives in Ghana, Tunisia and the UAE, where she sits on ADIPEC’s Advisory Board for Inclusion and Diversity.
Her views on energy matters are highly regarded, with numerous articles in academic journals, newspapers and magazines to her credit.
Dr Nakhle is an avid commentator on energy and geopolitics in the international media and major conferences and industry gatherings, in many countries. She has appeared on Al Arabiyya, Al Jazeera, Asharq, BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, France 24, and Sky News, among others. She has also been quoted in leading publications such as The Wall Street Journal and interviewed by international magazines including Marie Claire.
She has published two widely acclaimed books: Petroleum Taxation: Sharing the Wealth and Out of the Energy Labyrinth (co-authored with Lord David Howell, former Secretary of State for Energy in the UK).
In 2021, she was selected CEO of the Year 2021 in the UK by CEO Monthly Magazine. A year earlier, she was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Energy Institute. She has featured on the Energy Council’s list of Top Female Executives in the global energy industry. In 2017, she received the Honorary Professional Recognition Award from the Tunisian Minister of Energy, Mines & Renewable Energy. Dr Nakhle has also been appointed Global Chair for Energy Power of the G100.
She is the Executive Editor and Author of Newsweek’s special edition ‘New Technological Frontiers in the Oil and Gas Industry’ and the first Guest Blogger for Aspentech.
In 2017, she gave evidence to the International Relations Committee at the UK Parliament on oil markets, the transformation of power in the Middle East and implications for the UK policy.
Dr Nakhle has worked on energy projects in more than 45 countries and has been on exploratory visits to the Arctic and North Sea. She is also fluent in Arabic, English and French.
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Dr Nakhle has been consistently recognised for her important contribution to the energy industry. Read more in these articles:
“Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO of the Year” January, 2022
“Dr Carole Nakhle: ‘Global Female Influencer’” April, 2020