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Chairman Peter Williamson, a renowned academic and business strategist, is Professor of International Management at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, UK. Peter is the author of several well-known books and numerous articles on international strategy. He advises large companies and serves as a non-executive director of several companies, including Green Gas International BV. He is a recognised expert on doing business in China and Asia where he has been working since the early 1980s.

Peter is one of the leading global experts in the development of successful strategies for international growth, M&A and strategic alliances. 


Peter Williamson

Managing  and Climate Practice Director Karl Schultz has been in the environmental protection field for his entire career and since 1994 has worked with energy businesses on approaches to address climate change. He was with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Protection Division for ten years, managing its domestic and international coal and climate initiatives and coordinating the agencies carbon capture and storage activities.

Karl is a leader in the field of climate change and emissions markets.  More recently, he has developed a practice in corporate and government planning for climate adaptation. Working with an array of industry leaders, his knowledge of the market drivers, future plans and the potential impact on the energy sector is unrivalled.

Karl Schultz

Martin Bloemendal has over 30 years experience in energy, coal and logistics markets and is well-known for developing market concepts (e.g. "Battle Coal", "Gigajoule deals", etc.) which improve competitive edge. He is a member of EURACOAL's market committee and is experienced in coal blends and using biomass together with coal. Moreover, he is a member of the investment committee of a greenhouse gas credits aggregation pool. He was the Managing Director of GKE in Holland, responsible for buying all the coal for the Dutch utilities.  He was also an advisor to the European Commission Directorate General for Transport and Energy.

In late 2002 Martin formed Bloemendal Consults BV, dealing with energy and strategy; this was followed in 2004 by his role in helping to start the Energy Edge initiative

Martin Bloemendal

Nigel Yaxley  (Cantab) is a leading figure in the European coal industry with experience spanning all key industry milestones of the past thirty years. He was President of Euracoal (European Association for Coal and Lignite) from 2005 to 2007, which brings together producers from across the EU27 and candidate countries, as well as coal importers and those with other coal interests.

Nigel joined the coal industry in 1977 after graduating in Physics from Cambridge University. He moved to UK Coal in 1995 on privatisation of the industry and, as Marketing Director, was responsible for all coal sales, marketing strategy and related policy issues for the company. Since 2006 he has developed his consultancy business in the coal and energy field, and is founder and Managing Director of CoalImp, the Association of UK Coal Importers.

Nigel Yaxley

Business Development Lead Michael Price was based in Hong Kong from 1978 until 2002. During this period he worked for China Light & Power Co. Ltd in a variety of line and corporate positions which culminated in his appointment in 1998 as Managing Director of CLP Power and subsequently as a main Board Director of CLP Holdings.

From the early 1990's Michael was instrumental in transforming the processes and culture of the Company to meet the changing business, technical, political and social environments that were emerging.


Linus Adler has worked with Energy Edge since 2006 as an Energy Analyst and is also responsible for Energy Edge's databases and modeling development. His background is in economics, and prior to joining Energy Edge he worked for the US Government as a database and support program manager.


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