Ralph Alexander (Chairman) is currently a Managing Director of Riverstone Holdings LLC, a private equity firm focused on energy, renewables and alternatives. Prior to joining Riverstone, Mr. Alexander served in various positions with subsidiaries and affiliates of BP plc, one of the world’s largest energy firms. From June 2004 until December 2005, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Innovene, BP’s $20bn olefins and derivatives subsidiary. From 2001 until June 2004, he served as Chief Executive Officer of BP’s Gas, Power and Renewables and Solar segment and was a member of the BP group executive committee. Prior to that, Mr. Alexander served as a Group Vice President in BP’s Exploration and Production segment and BP’s Refinery and Marketing segment. He held responsibilities for various regions of the world, including North America, Russia, the Caspian, Africa and Latin America. Prior to these positions, he held various positions in the upstream, downstream and finance groups of BP.
Mr. Alexander is a Director of Steinmart Corporation and previously served on the board of Foster Wheeler and Anglo-American plc. He graduated with an MS in nuclear engineering from Polytechnic University and holds an MS in management science from Stanford University.