Dr. Carole Nakhle is the Director of UK based Crystol Energy. She specialises in international petroleum contractual arrangements and fiscal regimes, world oil and gas market developments, and energy policy.
She worked in the oil and gas industry (Eni and Statoil), policy making (Special Parliamentary Advisor in the House of Lords, UK), academia (University of Surrey), and as a consultant to the IMF, World Bank and Commonwealth Secretariat. She is a Research Fellow at the Lebanese Centre for Policy Studies and a Scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Centre. Dr Nakhle has published two books and numerous articles and writes for academic journals as well as newspapers and magazines. As Energy Expert, she is a regular contributor to the Geopolitical Information Service (Liechtenstein). She lectures, among others at the Graduate School of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and is a sought after commentator on energy and geopolitics in the press and on TV.
Dr Nakhle is Program Adviser to the International Tax and Investment Centre and is the Founder and Director of the non-for-profit organisation "Access for Women in Energy".