Carole Nakhle
Founder and CEO, Crystol Energy

Dr. Carole Nakhle is the founder and CEO of Crystol Energy. An energy economist, she has worked with oil and gas companies, governments and policy makers, international organizations, academic institutions and think tanks, globally. She is active on the governing board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute, a program advisor to the Washington based International Tax and Investment Centre, and regular contributor to Geopolitical Intelligence Services. She is also a member of the Executive Sessions on the Political Economy of Extractive Industries at Columbia University in New York and involved in the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development. She lectures at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, University of Surrey in the U.K., and Saint Joseph University in Beirut.

With numerous publications to her credit, Nakhle is also an avid commentator on energy in the international media and is the executive editor of Newsweek’s special edition ‘The Future of Innovation in the Oil and Gas Industry.’

She is the author of two widely acclaimed books, Petroleum Taxation: Sharing the Wealth published in 2008, re-printed in 2012, and used as primary reference in leading universities and industry training courses; and Out of the Energy Labyrinth (2007), co-authored with Lord David Howell, former Secretary of State for Energy in the U.K.

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 the director of the not-for-profit organization ‘Access for Women in Energy’, which she founded in 2007 to support the development of women in the energy sector, worldwide.

In 2017, she gave evidence to the U.K. Parliament International Relations Committee on oil markets and the transformation of power in the Middle East and implications for the U.K. policy. In the same year, she received the Honorary Professional Recognition Award from the Tunisian Minister of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy.