Dr Carole Nakhle is the founder and CEO of Crystol Energy, which received several awards including Best Independent Energy Consultancy in the UK in 2018 and again in 2021. 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 and Advisory Board of the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. She is a program advisor to the Washington based International Tax and Investment Centre, and regular contributor to Geopolitical Intelligence Services and the Executive Sessions on the Political Economy of Extractive Industries at Columbia University in New York. She is also involved in the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development and lectures at the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford, the University of Surrey in the UK, and Saint Joseph University in Beirut.
With numerous publications to her credit, Dr Nakhle is an avid commentator on energy in the international media. She has appeared on Al Arabiyya, the BBC, CNBC, and CNN, among others. She is the Executive Editor of Newsweek’s special edition ‘The Future of Innovation in the Oil and Gas Industry’ and 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 UK.
Dr Nakhle has worked on energy projects in more than 40 countries and has been on exploratory visits to the Arctic and North Sea. She is also the director of the not-for-profit organisation ‘Access for Women in Energy’, which she founded in 2007, to support the development of women in the energy sector, worldwide.
In 2022, Dr Nakhle featured in the ‘Top 22 Outstanding Women CEOs of 2022’ published by the New York-based The Women Leaders. A year earlier, she was selected ‘CEO of the Year’ in the UK, by CEO Monthly Magazine.