Commissioners

Poppy Allonby

Poppy Allonby

Managing Director Natural Resources BlackRock

Ms. Allonby heads BlackRock's energy team and is responsible for ~$4bn in global energy investment funds. She manages investments in both the oil & gas sector and in businesses that facilitate the transition to a lower carbon economy.

Laurent Auguste

Laurent Auguste

Senior Executive Vice President Innovation & Markets Veolia

Mr. Auguste is also member of the Executive Committee. Previously, he founded and led Veolia's water activity in Korea and in Japan. In 2008, he was appointed Executive Vice President for the Americas.

Tony Cudmore

Tony Cudmore

Head of Sustainability & Public Policy BHP Billiton

Mr. Cudmore previously served as President Corporate Affairs and Chief Public Affairs Officer. He joined BHP from Exxon Mobil where he held various senior public and government affairs roles.

Bernard David

Bernard David

Chairman CO2 Sciences and the Global CO2 Initiative

Mr. David founded and funded a market-based approach to investing in innovative methods that capture and transform CO2 into commercial products with significant climatological benefits.

Pierre-André de Chalendar

Pierre-André de Chalendar

Chairman & CEO of Saint-Gobain

Pierre-André de Chalendar joined Saint-Gobain in 1989 and had various positions in France, the United States and the UK before being appointed CEO in 2007 and Chairman CEO in 2010.

Deb Frodl

Deb Frodl

Global Executive Director of GE Ecomagination

A 28-year GE veteran, Deb Frodl leads GE Ecomagination, the company’s business strategy to accelerate innovation and growth in a resource constrained world through efficient and intelligent solutions.

Stuart Gulliver

Stuart Gulliver

Group Chief Executive HSBC

Mr. Gulliver is also Chairman of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and a Commissioner of The New Climate Economy.

Didier Holleaux

Didier Holleaux

Executive Vice President of ENGIE

Mr. Holleaux joined Gaz de France (renamed as ENGIE in 2015) in 1993 and held different managing positions in the transmission, distribution, and LNG businesses of the company. Since July 2015, he is Executive Vice President of ENGIE.

Chad Holliday

Chad Holliday

Chairman Royal Dutch Shell

As well as Chairman of Royal Dutch Shell, Mr. Holliday is also Chairman of the National Academy of Engineering, founding member of the International Business Council and former CEO of DuPont.

Rachel Kyte

Rachel Kyte

CEO Sustainable Energy for All

Ms. Kyte heads SEforAll as Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General. She drives SEforAll’s work to ensure universal access to modern energy services, double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency, and double the share of renewable energy in the global mix by 2030.

Jules Kortenhorst

Jules Kortenhorst

CEO Rocky Mountain Institute

Mr. Kortenhorst's background spans business, government, entrepreneurial and nonprofit leadership at Topell Energy, the European Climate Foundation, the Dutch parliament and Shell.

Alex Laskey

Alex Laskey

Former President OPower

OPower is the global leader in cloud-based software for the utility industry. OPower’s technology platform combines behavioral science, data management and insightful analytics to transform the way utilities relate to their customers.

Auke Lont

Auke Lont

CEO Statnett

Mr. Lont has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry. His career at Statoil culminated in the role of Senior Vice President, Nordic Energy. He subsequently served as Managing Director Econ Pöyry Analysis, Norway before becoming CEO at Statnett.

Ajay Mathur

Ajay Mathur

Director General The Energy and Resources Institute India

Dr. Mathur heads The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). He previously served as Director General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency in India and has been a lead author of the IPCC.

Philip New

Philip New

CEO Energy Systems Catapult

The Catapult develops models, tools and insights from a ‘whole systems’ perspective to support the UK energy transition. Prior to this Mr. New worked for over 30 years for BP in Asia, North and South America, and Europe. In 2002 he entered BP’s cleantech sector.

Riccardo Puliti

Riccardo Puliti

Senior Director Energy and Extractive Industries Global Practice at the World Bank Group

During his career, Riccardo has been a nominee or independent member of the board of several energy and extractive companies.

Mukund Rajan

Mukund Rajan

Chief Ethics Officer & Chairman Tata Sustainability Council

Dr. Rajan is the Tata Brand Custodian and Group Spokesperson. Additionally, he serves as the Chief Ethics Officer and oversees Corporate Social Responsibility activities as Chairman of the Tata Global Sustainability Council.

Andrew Steer

Andrew Steer

President and CEO World Resources Institute

Dr. Steer is well-versed in international sustainability issues, he also served at the World Bank, DFID, United Nations Sustainable Energy For All and the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Natural Capital.

Nicholas Stern

Nicholas Stern

Professor London School of Economics

Lord Stern is IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, former Chief Economist of the World Bank and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and author of the Stern Review on the economics of climate change.

Peter Terium

Peter Terium

CEO Innogy SE

Now leading innogy SE, Mr. Terium previously served as CEO of RWE, CEO of RWE Trading, Head of RWE Group Controlling AG and before held various senior international finance and controlling positions in the packaging industry for Schamalbach-Lubeca AG

Nigel Topping

Nigel Topping

CEO We Mean Business

Mr Topping was previously Executive Director at CDP (the Carbon Disclosure Project), following 18 years working in global manufacturing business.

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Chairman and CEO Schneider Electric

Mr. Tricoire has worked at Schneider Electric for over 25 years. He has been Chairman and CEO for nearly 10 years, before which he worked in other roles at Schneider Electric in Germany, Italy, China and South Africa.

Laurence Tubiana

Laurence Tubiana

President and CEO European Climate Foundation

Laurence brings decades of expertise and experience in climate change, energy, agriculture and sustainable development, working across government, think tanks, NGOs and academia.

Adair Turner

Adair Turner

Chair Energy Transitions Commission

Lord Turner also chairs the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He previously chaired the UK Financial Services Authority and UK Climate Committee. He also worked at McKinsey & Company, the Confederation of British Industry and Merrill Lynch.

Tim Wirth

Tim Wirth

Vice Chair United Nations Foundation

Senator Wirth led the formulation of the Foundation's priorities: environment, women and population, and children’s health. He is a former Senator and spent decades in United States politics emphasizing environment and development topics.

Kandeh Yumkella

Kandeh Yumkella

Former CEO SEforAll

Dr. Yumkella also served as DG of UNIDO. Before the UN, he was Minister for Trade, Industry and State Enterprises in Sierra Leone and has held administrative and academic positions at University of Illinois and Michigan State University respectively.

Zhang Lei

Zhang Lei

CEO and Founder Envision Energy

Mr. Zhang is the founder of Envision Energy, which was established in 2007. Over the course of ten years, he has led Envision Energy to its current position as the world's largest smart energy asset management company.

Zhao Changwen

Zhao Changwen

Director General Industrial Economy at the Development Research Center State Council China

Dr. Zhao has also served as Director General at the Enterprises Research Institute in China, as well as Vice President and Professor at Sichuan University Business School.

Cathy Zoi

Cathy Zoi

President Odyssey Energy

Ms. Zoi leads Odyssey Energy, which offers a turnkey solution for profitable & scalable rural mini-grids. She has worked in energy and environment sectors, at Stanford, the U.S. Department of Energy, Alliance for Climate Protection and Frontier Power.

Who We Are

Welcome to the Energy Transitions Commission

We know that economic growth and climate action can be achieved together. The Energy Transitions Commission (ETC) was convened to help identify pathways for change in our energy systems to ensure both better growth and a better climate. This is inspired by the work of the New Climate Economy.

The Commissioners bring a remarkable range of viewpoints and extraordinary depth of experience. They include incumbent energy companies, industry disruptors, investors, equipment suppliers, non-profit organizations, advisors, and academics. What they share is a progressive attitude to reforming the energy system.

We expect the below list of confirmed Commissioners to grow to continue to increase the diversity of the ETC. Commissioners are affiliated with sponsoring and non-sponsoring organizations. The ETC is funded by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, BHP Billiton, BlackRock, Energy Systems Catapult, CO2 Sciences, the European Climate Foundation, General Electric, Generation Foundation, the Grantham Foundation, OPower, the Paulson Institute, the Rocky Mountain Institute, Royal Dutch Shell, RWE, Schneider Electric, Statnett and the UN Foundation. Regardless of funding every Commissioner has an equal voice and participation in ETC activities.

We aim to accelerate change towards low-carbon energy systems that enable robust economic development and limit the rise in global temperature to well below 2 degrees Celsius. We will provide decision-makers with insights and options for action at local and sector level, based on objective research and wide engagement with actors in the energy system. We hope you find the work of the Commission insightful and activating.

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Lord Adair Turner

Chair



Dr. Ajay Mathur

Co-Chair