Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Crystol Energy

Dr. Carole Nakhle is the founder and CEO of Crystol Energy.

An energy economist, she specializes in international petroleum contractual arrangements and fiscal regimes; upstream oil and gas regulations; petroleum revenue management and governance; energy policy, security, and investment; and world oil and gas market developments.

With a unique breadth of experience, Dr. Nakhle has worked with oil and gas companies (NOCs and IOCs) at the executive level, governments and policy makers, international organizations, academic institutions and specialized think tanks on a global scale.

She is active on the Governing Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute and Member of its Audit and Finance Committee, 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 a 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 a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Centre and a fellow at the Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies. She is also involved in the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development and lectures at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, University of Surrey in the UK, and Saint Joseph University in Beirut.

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