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Speaker Bios: Navigating the Changing Energy Landscape

R. Dean Foreman, Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute

R. Dean Foreman is American Petroleum Institute’s chief economist, specializing in global business and energy.

He came to API in 2017 from Saudi Aramco Strategy and Market Analysis in Dhahran, where he managed short-term market monitoring and the long-term oil demand outlook. Foreman has more than 20 years of industry experience in corporate strategic planning, market analysis and forecasting, and finance and risk management at ExxonMobil Corp., Talisman Energy and Sasol North America.

Foreman holds a PhD in economics from the University of Florida.

Logan Goldie-Scot, Head of Clean Power BloombergNEF

Goldie-Scot is global head of Clean Power research at BloombergNEF. He oversees BNEF’s solar, wind, storage and decentralized energy research divisions. He also runs BNEF’s Supply Chain focus area, a cross-company effort to provide insights on supply chain resilience, regionalization, trade, manufacturing and sustainability. He advises utilities, technology companies, investors and policymakers across these fields. Prior to this, he was manager of the Energy Storage insight team at BloombergNEF.

Goldie-Scot has authored numerous research papers and regularly speaks at international conferences and in the mainstream media.

Chris Holmgren, Managing Director, Energy Credit and Risk Management, Wells Fargo

Holmgren is a managing director and head of energy credit and risk management in corporate and investment banking at Wells Fargo. He has been with Wells Fargo since December 2013.

Prior to Wells Fargo, he spent 25 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and predecessor companies, where he was involved in all facets of energy corporate banking, most recently as credit risk executive.

Holmgren holds a BA in economics from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Kathryn Downey Miller, Co-Founder and President,BTU Analytics

Miller is the co-founder and president of BTU Analytics. She leads the firm’s consulting and analytics groups in delivering market advisory services and data to clients across all sectors of the energy industry.

Prior to founding BTU Analytics, Miller built market expertise in a diverse set of prior industry roles. These included buyside investment research at an energy-focused hedge fund, energy market fundamentals consulting at Bentek Energy, investor relations strategy consulting for exploration and production companies and investment banking at Citigroup. She speaks frequently at industry events on North American energy markets and is a CFA charterholder.

Jigar Shah, President and Co-Founder, Generate Capital

Shah is the president and co-founder of Generate Capital, the leading investment and operating platform for sustainable infrastructure.

Prior to Generate, as the founder and CEO of SunEdison, Shah pioneered “no-money-down solar,” which unlocked a multi-billion-dollar solar market and became the largest solar services company worldwide before its acquisition by MEMC (Monsanto Electronic Materials Company).  After SunEdison, Shah served as the founding CEO of the Carbon War Room, a global non-profit founded by Richard Branson and Virgin Unite to help entrepreneurs address climate change.

He holds a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign–Urbana, and an MBA from the University of Maryland.

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