Carole Nakhle is the founder and chief executive officer of Crystol Energy, an advisory, research and training firm in the UK. Drawing on a unique breadth of experience gained from working with a wide spectrum of stakeholders, she specializes in the interplay between economics, energy, governance and geopolitics. An internationally respected voice, she has consulted with major energy companies, governments and policy makers, specialized think tanks and organizations globally.
Nakhle has lectured at academic institutions including the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University, Dundee University and the University of Surrey. She has published extensively and is an avid commentator on energy in the international media and at major conferences and industry gatherings. Additionally, she is the author of Petroleum Taxation: Sharing the Wealth (2012) and Out of the Energy Labyrinth: Uniting Energy and the Environment to Avert Catastrophe (2007), co-authored with Lord David Howell. In 2007 she founded the nonprofit organization Access for Women in Energy, and supported the development of similar initiatives in Ghana, Tunisia and the UAE.
Born in Lebanon, Nakhle earned her doctorate from the University of Surrey. In 2017 she received the Honorary Professional Recognition Award from the Tunisian Minister of Energy, Mines and Renewable Energy. In 2020 she was awarded the Fellowship of the Energy Institute and featured on the Energy Council’s list of Top Female Executives in the global energy industry. In 2021 CEO Monthly Magazine named her as CEO of the Year in the UK.