Dr. Carole Nakhle is the Director of Crystol Energy. An energy economist by training, she is Associate Lecturer in Energy Economics at the University of Surrey (UK) and Associate of the Surrey Energy Economics Centre (SEEC), in addition to her roles as Research Fellow at the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (Beirut) and Scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center (Beirut).
She also acts as external expert for the fiscal affairs department at the IMF, consultant for the World Bank and the Commonwealth Secretariat and is a visiting lecturer at international institutions such as the Graduate School of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and the Levantine Training Centre in Limassol. She is the founder and director of the nonprofit organization “Access for Women in Energy” and is Program Advisor to the Washington-based International Tax and Investment Center (ITIC).
Between 2009 and 2011, she worked with Statoil as industry analyst, then as External Institutions Manager with ENI. From 2005 to 2008, she served as Senior Research Fellow in Energy Economics at the University of Surrey and acted as Special Parliamentary Advisor on Energy Issues and Middle Eastern Affairs in the House of Lords, UK – a role she resumed for one year in 2012.
Dr. Nakhle has published numerous papers and articles which have appeared in various journals and newspapers. She acts as expert reviewer to leading international publishers, such as Cambridge University Press, Routledge and Palgrave and refereed journals. She has also written two books, in addition to her contribution of several chapters to encyclopedias and energy-related books. Her book, entitled Petroleum Taxation: Sharing the Wealth, takes the reader step-by-step through the entire petroleum taxation story. Her other book, Out of the Energy Labyrinth, is available in English, Japanese, Arabic and Turkish. It is co-authored with Lord Howell, former Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, UK.