Dr. Carole Nakhle is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Crystol Energy – a multi-award winning firm, including Best Independent Energy Consultancy in the UK in 2018 and 2021. Nakhle is an internationally recognized authority on the interplay between economics, energy, governance and geopolitics. She worked with major energy companies at the executive level, governments and policy makers (including Special Parliamentary Advisor in the UK), international organizations (Commonwealth Secretariat, IMF, United Nations and World Bank), as well as academic institutions and specialized think tanks on a global scale. She sits on the sits on the Governing Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), acts as a program advisor to the Washington based International Tax and Investment Centre and is Lead Energy Expert with the Geopolitical Intelligence Services.
Nakhle has lectured at leading academic institutions, including: the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, University of Surrey in the UK, The Graduate Institute in Geneva, Saint Joseph University in Lebanon, The National Defense University in the USA and Nato Strategic Direction South Hub in Italy. She has published extensively and is an avid commentator on energy in the international media and at major conferences and industry gatherings. She is also the author of two widely acclaimed books: Petroleum Taxation: Sharing the Wealth published in 2008 and re-printed in 2012; and Out of the Energy Labyrinth (2007), co-authored with Lord David Howell, former Secretary of State for Energy in the UK.
An avid supporter of gender balance, in 2007, she founded the not-for-profit organization ‘Access for Women in Energy’, with the aim of promoting the development of women in the energy sector. She has also supported the development of similar initiatives in Ghana, Tunisia and the UAE, where she sits on ADIPEC’s Advisory Board for Inclusion and Diversity. In 2022, Nakhle featured in the ‘Top 22 Outstanding Women CEOs of 2022’ published by the New York based The Women Leaders. In 2021, she was selected ‘CEO of the Year’ in the UK, by CEO Monthly Magazine. In 2020, she was awarded the prestigious Fellowship of the Energy Institute and featured on the Energy Council’s list of Top Female Executives in the global energy industry. In 2017, she received the Honorary Professional Recognition Award from the Tunisian Minister of Energy, Mines & Renewable Energy.
Issues of Expertise
Economics, energy, investment, taxation, governance and geopolitics.
Countries of Expertise
Arabic, English, and French