Charlie Donovan is Executive Director of the Centre for Climate Finance and Investment at Imperial College Business School and Academic Director of the MSc Climate Change, Management and Finance. He is Principal Teaching Fellow in the Department of Finance. In his corporate career, he was most recently Head of Structuring and Valuation for Alternative Energy at BP plc, where he managed a team responsible for investment analysis for large renewable energy projects in North America, Europe and Asia. He was part of the strategy team that launched the alternative energy division in 2005, with a commitment from BP to spend $8 billion over 10 years, and participated in a number of strategic acquisitions. Charlie began his career as an Energy Policy Analyst with the US Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration and subsequently worked in principal investments at the Enron Corporation. His experience also includes several years in strategy consulting.
Charlie holds a bachelor degree in Psychology from the University of Washington, graduated from the MBA program at Vanderbilt University, and completed a Doctorate in Management at IE Business School. He is the editor and co-author of Renewable Energy Finance: Powering the Future, now in its 2nd edition.