Reyad Fezzani has 30 years of experience as a global energy executive, an entrepreneur, an active board member, and investor. He has particular expertise in leading and developing companies, and a passion for strategy, sustainability, technology, and people.
Since 2011 he has served as the Chairman and CEO of Regenerate Power, a US company he co-founded as a developer, owner and operator of utility-scale renewable energy projects. He is also Chairman & Managing Partner of Energy Finance Company LLC, a US company specializing in providing finance for distributed generation energy projects, and an owner and operator of generation assets.
In his previous 21 year career at BP plc, he worked in Asia, Europe, North Africa, and US. He was Chief Executive of BP Solar, and Chairman of Tata-BP Solar, and prior to that led BP's renewable business, Global Wind and Solar. The business operated solar manufacturing plants in the US, Spain, India, China, and Australia, and developed, constructed and operated solar and wind farms in the US, Europe, India and China with over 3,000 employees.
He was CEO of BP’s global chemicals business with annual sales of US $10 billion and over 6,000 people operating in Asia, with manufacturing sites in China, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as the Americas, and Europe. The business manufactured the feedstocks for use in the textiles, plastics, paints and adhesives industries.
In 2005 he was the Executive Assistant to the BP Group Chief Executive, Lord Browne, at the time when BP launched Alternative and Renewable Energy. And prior to that, served as VP of Strategy & Planning for BP’s global refining, and marketing business.
He joined BP in 1989, and early on held a variety of operational posts in corporate finance, mergers & acquisitions, exploration & production, commercial & business development, marketing, and supply & trading.
Born in Libya and educated in the UK, he holds a Masters in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London. He is a Chartered Engineer, and a Fellow of the ICHEME, the Energy Institute and Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.