Badar Khan brings over 25 years of experience in the energy sector, and has a track record of driving innovation and leveraging technology to transform the ways homes and businesses engage with and use energy. He is currently a Senior Advisor with Global Infrastructure Partners, a leading independent infrastructure fund manager. From 2017 to 2022 Mr. Khan worked with National Grid, one of the largest investor owned utilities in the world, most recently as President of National Grid USA. In this role he oversaw the provision of electricity, natural gas and clean energy solutions to over 20 million people across Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island with 17,000 employees. Prior to this role, he was the President of National Grid Ventures, a global portfolio of large-scale competitive energy projects including electricity inter-connectors, onshore wind and solar generation, competitive electricity transmission, and oversaw the creation of National Grid Partners, the company’s venture capital and innovation arm.
Mr. Khan previously worked at Centrica plc for 14 years in the US and UK, including from 2013 to 2017 as Chief Executive Officer of Direct Energy, the North American subsidiary that provided electricity, natural gas and home services to over 5M customers with 6,000 employees. Prior to that, he was an officer of a start-up private retail energy company in the US and also worked in management consulting with Deloitte Consulting in Boston and KPMG London. He Khan has served on the board of directors of CRH plc, the leading building materials business in the world with approximately 80,00 employees in approximately 30 countries since October 2021.
Mr. Khan has a degree in engineering from Brunel University in London and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.