Dr. Carole Nakhle

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Crystol Energy, United Kingdom

Dr Carole Nakhle is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Crystol Energy.

She is an internationally recognised authority on the interplay between economics, energy, governance and geopolitics. With a unique breadth of experience gained from working across a wide spectrum of stakeholders, Dr Nakhle worked with major energy companies at the executive level, governments and policy makers, international organisations, as well as academic institutions and specialized think tanks. She sits on the Governing Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute and is Lead Energy Expert with the Geopolitical Intelligence Services in Liechtenstein.

Dr Nakhle has lectured at leading academic institutions, including: the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, Dundee University and University of Surrey in the UK and The Graduate Institute in Geneva.

She has published extensively and is an avid commentator on energy in the international media. She is the author of 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.

She acts as the President of ‘Access for Women in Energy’, which she founded in 2007 to support gender balance in the energy industry globally.

In 2021, Dr Nakhle was selected ‘CEO of the Year’ in the UK, by CEO Monthly Magazine. In 2020, she was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Energy Institute and 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.