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Senior Management

Short biographies of our Senior Management Team are detailed below:

Krish Chettur

Managing Principal - Business Development

Krish is the Managing Principal of Business Development for IPA. He has worked for organisations providing Management Consulting services in the Upstream, Midstream, and Downstream resource industry for 20 years. He has extensive international experience in leading and managing business development programs that provide clients with a range of technical, commercial, and strategic  solutions. His business development skills include initiating and implementing client solutions, client relationship management, account leadership, originating new business opportunities, and forming joint ventures and partnerships. Krish holds a MA in Economics from Syracuse University and a MBA (Hons) from Babson University.

Colin Harrison

Managing Principal - Oil, Gas & LNG

Colin is the Managing Principal of IPA’s Oil, Gas & LNG Team and has worked in the Midstream and Downstream petroleum industry for 30 years. He has gained extensive international experience providing technical, commercial and strategic advice along the ‘value chain’, particularly for LNG, gas monetisation, refining and petrochemicals. Colin has managed numerous project evaluations, strategic studies, due diligence reviews and market assessments for national oil companies, governments/ministries, independent oil & gas companies and financial institutions. He has a strong technical background with practical experience in plant operations, engineering management, process technology sales, engineering risk management and consultancy. Colin holds a BA (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Aston in Birmingham.

Jonathan Thurlwell

Managing Principal - Regulation & Policy

Jonathan is the Managing Principal of IPA’s Regulation & Policy Team, and has worked as an Energy and Regulatory Economist for 20 years across consultancy, the energy industry and the UK government. He has deep expertise in British, Irish and north-west European power, natural gas and oil markets and is an expert in the fields of regulatory, competition and consumer economics and policies. Jonathan has extensive experience of working as a trusted adviser with national government departments, competition and regulatory authorities, and major European energy utilities. He is an accomplished project manager experienced at leading, managing and delivering complex market design, modelling and regulatory assignments. Jonathan has an MA in Economics and Finance from the University of Leeds, an MA in EC Competition Law from King’s College London, University of London and a BA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Leeds.

Nikhil Venkateswaran

Managing Principal - Power

Nikhil has over twenty years’ experience and knowledge of the electricity and wider energy industry gained with National Power, Innogy and RWE npower as well as IPA.  His areas of expertise include long-term commodity price forecasting, market modelling, valuation and execution of structured energy trades, corporate strategy and business planning, financial analysis, corporate finance, portfolio risk assessment, and technical and commercial analysis of pollution control technologies.  Since joining IPA in 2008, he has managed and contributed to a wide range of assignments, including providing economic analysis and commercial advisory for numerous CCGT, coal, onshore and offshore wind, hydro, biomass and energy-from-waste projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East.  Nikhil holds a Masters of Engineering and BA in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cambridge.